Gabe was born in San Bernardino, California and moved to Meridian, Idaho with his wife Gayle. Gabe lived a full life and touched many hearts through his life. He was a a good family man, a caring father and a loving husband. He cherished his friends and his family more than anything. Gabe also had a great love for his dogs Zena, Emily and Trixie.
Gabe is survived by his wife of 35 years Gayle, his sister and brother in law Mary Louise and Dwight Entriken, his son Keith, his grandchildren Jason, Bradley and Alicia Elefters, his great grandchildren Casey, Allen, Kayleigh and Rose Elefters, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Gabriel Rangel Sr., his mother Mary Louise Hammond Sr., his brother Richard, his son Larry, his daughter in law Elizabeth, his daughter Leslie and his niece Christine Most.