Jeffrey Nathan Rabenold

03/22/1962 — 04/30/2013

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Allentown, PA

Jeffrey Nathan Rabenold

JEFFREY NATHAN RABENOLD

Jeffrey Nathan Rabenold, 51 of Kennewick, passed away on April 30, 2013 at Kennewick General Hospital.

Jeff was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on March 22, 1962. At the age of 16, he moved to Renton Washington and finished High School at Lindbergh High School. He joined the Job Corps at 18 years of age where he met his first wife Terry Graham with whom he had two children. Some of his proudest family moments were the birth of his two children, Jeffrey and Brittanie Rabenold, marrying his soul mate and best friend, Kathy Valdez-Rabenold on November 11, 2008, and the birth of his grandchildren Issiah and Zaiden. His proudest career accomplishments were working for the Pepsi Company in Moses Lake, Washington until an on-the-job car accident placed Jeff on permanent disability.

His proudest civic accomplishments were that he loved to coach and referee Youth Football and was proud of each of his players. He had dreams of becoming a teacher one day. He followed college basketball and sports in general, including our local Tri-City Americans Hockey Team, and he was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Seattle Seahawks. He loved to garden and spend time nurturing and growing beautiful flowers for his beautiful wife Kathy. He also loved his many dogs, Baxter, Zeus, Milo, and Trixie.

He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family with a smile on his face.

Jeffrey is survived by his wife Kathy Valdez Rabenold; son, Jeffrey M. Rabenold; son, Austin D. Snyder; daughter, Brittanie A. Rabenold; daughter, Danielle R. Valdez; daughter, Tyanna M. Snyder; grandson, Issaih C. Charette and grandson Zaiden D. Snyder. He is also survived by his mother, Gail Vasquez; sister, Sheri Thompson; sister, Diane Rabenold; sister, Dawn Slish; grandmother, Arlene Carpenter; mother-in-law Merry Valdez; father-in-law; George Valdez; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Vasquez and grandfather, James Carpenter.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 2:00pm at Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway Richland, WA.

Donations may be made to the Cancer Center of America in Jeff Rabenold's name.

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  • Our hearts were saddened with the news of your passing. You fought a courageous battle, Jeff and you and Kathy remained so strong and positive. We were happy that your suffering had finally ended, even though we kept praying for a miracle. Our prayers now are that Kathy finds comfort in the amazing memories you two created with your love so strong and the knowledge that you will someday be reunited with her. Rest peaceful, friend.

    Charlotte & Tom Barton
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Jeffery and I were brothers as he lived in our home as a foster child. It has been over forty years since I last saw Jeffery. He was a wonderful boy and as kids, I have such fond memories. I lost track of Jeffery after he left our home but recently opened my Facebook to find a beautiful note from Jeff asking if he could be my Facebook friend–that was at the end of last year. Unfortunately, I rarely look at Facebook and at the time was serving in Afghanistan. So today I write this with a deeply saddened heart as I respond to Jeff’s Facebook request by simply saying, yes we are friends and we will always be friends. You see, death is the state of being in which we Live in the memories of others. I remember and I will always remember Jeffery. God bless him and keep him in your most welcomed home. Until we meet again.

    Jay Paulus
    November 4, 2014
    Mesa, AZ, USA
  • Kathy-I was saddened to read about Jeff. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

    monica colleran
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, usa
  • Our hearts were saddened with the news of your passing. You fought a courageous battle, Jeff and you and Kathy remained so strong and positive. We were happy that your suffering had finally ended, even though we kept praying for a miracle. Our prayers now are that Kathy finds comfort in the amazing memories you two created with your love so strong and the knowledge that you will someday be reunited with her. Rest peaceful, friend.

    Charlotte & Tom Barton
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Jeffery and I were brothers as he lived in our home as a foster child. It has been over forty years since I last saw Jeffery. He was a wonderful boy and as kids, I have such fond memories. I lost track of Jeffery after he left our home but recently opened my Facebook to find a beautiful note from Jeff asking if he could be my Facebook friend–that was at the end of last year. Unfortunately, I rarely look at Facebook and at the time was serving in Afghanistan. So today I write this with a deeply saddened heart as I respond to Jeff’s Facebook request by simply saying, yes we are friends and we will always be friends. You see, death is the state of being in which we Live in the memories of others. I remember and I will always remember Jeffery. God bless him and keep him in your most welcomed home. Until we meet again.

    Jay Paulus
    November 4, 2014
    Mesa, AZ, USA
  • Kathy-I was saddened to read about Jeff. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

    monica colleran
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, usa
  • My heart was saddened when you passed away Jeff, but then again, I was relieved because you were no longer suffering and in pain. You fought three hard years for each moment, and you deserved more than that, but then again, who are we to know what the Lord has in store for us. God most likely still has his plan for you as one of his “Angels”. Rest in Peace Jeff. I Love You.

    George H. Valdez

    Father-in-Law

    George Valdez
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • May Gods peace, that passes all understanding surround you and comfort you in your sorrow. Our world grew dimmer with Jeff’s passing. Rest in peace.

    Denise Florence Billings
    November 4, 2014
    Renton, WA
  • My heart was saddened with the news of your passing. You fought a courageous battle my friend. I love that your suffering has ended. I pray that Kathy finds comfort in the amazing memories you two created with your love so strong. Rest peaceful, friend.

    Deanna Mueller
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Kathy and family-

    The memories I have of Jeff make me smile! He was always such a happy guy that brought joy to everyone. May he rest in peace, and bring happiness to all in heaven! Big hugs to you all– and know that the Lindbergh family is here for you all!

    Much love-

    Diane Fitzgerald Bliesner

    Diane Bliesner
    November 4, 2014
    WA, USA
  • ~ To The Good Ole Happy Days, Always & Forever ~ RIP Jeffrey

    Dave Palmer
    November 4, 2014
    Renton, WA, USA
  • I’m very sorry for your loss. I had a lot of fun working with Jeff at ASiMI back in the early 90’s. He was a very funny guy to joke around with.

    Brad Erickson
    November 4, 2014
    Moses, Lake, WA
  • Kathy and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap you in his arms at this difficult time. Love Mary

    Mary Davidson Coates
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, USA
  • We are very sorry for your loss of Jeff. We will always remember Jeff.

    Lucy Sanders
    November 4, 2014
    Bonney, Lake, WA, USA