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Rachel Brazil

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Rachel (Jackie) Brazil, 74, of Hartford, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Rachel was born July 13, 1941 to Hoyt and Edna Repass in Huntington, Arkansas.  Rachel was retired from Boeing and resided in Southern California for several years.  She was an avid gardener and loved raising roses.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Leona Williams.

She is survived by two children, daughter, Julie Lynn Smith and husband Mark Kevin Smith of McKinleyville, California and son, Kevin Shankle and wife Wendi Shankle of Cody, Wyoming; grandchildren Jeremy Tyler Smith and Stephanie Rachele Smith of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Meghan Marie Smith of Tigerd, Oregon, Lindsey Rose Smith of LaJolla, California, Brittany, Melaney, Kimberly and Jessica Shankle of Cody, Wyoming; great grandchildren, Addison Noelle Smith, Ezra Alexander Smith, Avery Rose Smith, and Jaxon Tyler Smith of Elkhorn, Nebraska and Aaliyah Shankle of Cody, Wyoming; four sisters, Wanda Hearn and Mary Ranz of Fort Smith, Joan (Ray) Pittman and Vickie Walker of Midland; brother Hoyt Repass of Midland and brother-in-law Duane Williams of Hartford.

A memorial reception is planned for Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 pm at the Thyrel Lovell Complex in Midland, Arkansas.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning or crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

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