Rachel Winkler (Hatfield)
(1975 - 2012)

Rachel Winkler (Hatfield)

January 31, 1975

February 27, 2012

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

Rachel was the most beautiful person that I have ever known-a ray of light in the darkest of moments. Several years ago, I was asked to think about the person I admire most in life and list their qualities. I knew immediately that Rachel was that person. She loved deeply, was amazingly optimistic, and she was always kind. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I could count on her to love me and provide support no matter what time of the day or night. She would smile and say, "I love you sweetie." The knowledge of her love for me provided instant comfort. Being loved by Rachel was an honor-a person could not ask for a better friend.

Rachel was a gentle, loving, wonderful mommy. As young adults, we had many conversations about motherhood. She found the possibility of becoming a mom very exciting. We had dreams of sharing our love with little angels. She loved her babies endlessly, even before they were conceived. When she was blessed with Eva, Ariel, and Alex, she couldn't have been happier. Her sense of humor about the difficulties of motherhood was a breath of fresh air. Her babies have suffered such a tragic loss. I pray that they will come to know her love through her friends and family.

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The person who stole Rachels' life from her is a scheming narcissist. When narcissists seek their prey they only seek out beautiful people that have tremendous love to give and boundless generosity, all the things they themselves do not possess, then they feed off their victim until they eventually become known for who they really are, a narcissist! because a narcissist cannot hide for very long from their spouse WHAT they in fact are! So when they become known and can no longer get their supply from their victim, they either abandon them or in extreme cases, such as this tragedy, they take away their life!
Please accept my heartfelt and sincere condolence.
Graeme. Acts 24:15
Graeme Lee
July 12th, 2016
Heartbroken. How can I help her dad who is raising her three children? I really would like to help. God may bless you.
Carolina Simonpietri (None)
December 13th, 2014
I may not have known Rachel but I knew how important to Brandy she was. I wish for strength for all the family and friends who have to deal with her loss.
Jennifer Kerrick (Brandy Stewart-Stanley fr)
October 17th, 2014
Rachel, from the time you were 6 or 7 and moved into a house on our block, you and your family became part of ours. I couldn't have loved you more, if you were my own. You had such an old wise spirit, a huge loving heart, a great sense of humor, and a person we always wanted to be around. I'll never forget the night you spent at our house with Shannon, waking her up and telling her you just saw God. You were glowing, and I believed you had just had a huge spiritual experience! God meant the world to you, and it showed in all the qualities love carries with it within you. It's so hard to understand why you are gone, and if I could, I would have taken your place.....you had so much living and loving to do. I'll miss you so much until we meet again. My love for you is never ending.
Dee Thurman (your second mom!)
October 17th, 2014
David Hatfield (Brother)
October 17th, 2014
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"Such a beautiful soul..."
Kimberly Eaton
March 30th, 2015
"I did not know you, but it appears that you were a beautiful person inside and out. I hope you are watching your wonderful father with your sweet children. Someday in the very distant future, you will hold your babies in your arms again."
Wendy Funk
January 1st, 2015
"Take our million teardrops Wrap them up in love, Then ask the wind to carry them, To you in heaven above --Unknown"
Suzanne du Bois
October 22nd, 2014
"Gone from us for a while, never gone from my heart. We will meet again someday, and I can't wait to see your beautiful smile, give you a long, long hug, and a second mother's kiss!"
Dee Thurman
October 17th, 2014
"I love and miss you everyday ....you had such a beautiful light around you...I was lucky to have such a bestfriend"
Shannon Thurman
February 2nd, 2014
"I love you my friend..."
Brandy Stanley
May 20th, 2013

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