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Sylvia Rangel Cabrera

October 8, 1948 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Sylvia Rangel Cabrera
October 8, 1948 - February 8, 2024

Sylvia Rangel Cabrera was born in Santa Rosa, California to Joe Rangel and Catalina Escoto on October 8, 1948. She was raised in South San Francisco by her step-father, Jose Romero, and mother, Catalina Escoto. Sylvia and her family moved to Madera, California in the late sixties where she lived until her passing on February 8, 2024, surrounded by her children and family.

Sylvia Rangel Cabrera was a devoted mother to Catalina Avila, Roman Avila and Crystal Marie Alcaraz. She was also a beloved grandmother "Nana" to Jasmine Amber Valdez (Israel Cruz), Destiny Renee Avila Fuentes (Nelson Fuentes), David Martin "Bubba" Valdez II (Liz Valdez), Savanah Marie Valdez, Roman Jayce "RJ" Avila, Katelyn Isabella Orozco (Adan Orozco) and Mariah Jewels Castaneda and a great grandmother to Alonzo Cortez, Jenna Rae Valdez, Gia Raine Cruz, Aaliyah Jade Fuentes, Daisha Mae Fuentes and Isaiah Benjamin Orozco. Also surviving her are her seven younger siblings, six sisters and one brother, sisters Rosa Lee Salazar, Gloria Jean Brown, Anna Marie Luna, Josephine "Jojo" Amaro, Veronica Candia, Michelle Romo Castaneda and brother, David Romero. Sylvia is also survived by her brothers-in-law Efrem Brown, Vidal "Tim" Luna, Jesse Candia and Frank Castaneda, and she is preceded in death by Victor Salazar and Joe Edward Amaro.

She was known to many as Aunt Sylvia, Cousin Sylvia and Sister Sylvia. She loved her family and friends, unconditionally.

She was very well known for her hospitality, good cooking (chicken and rice), joy and laughter, but most of all, her love for God. Sister Sylvia was a faithful member of Madera New Life Apostolic Church. She was baptized at the of age 19 and served God until the day He called her home. Cousin Sylvia shared many childhood memories of growing up with her family and friends over the years always saying those were the good old days. She loved yard sales, thrifting and shopping at Ross. Sylvia was the best babysitter to many family and friends. She was loved by many people of all ages. She was a joy to be around and had a great way of making everyone feel very special. Sylvia will be deeply missed, but encouraged everyone to continue to seek God, so that one day we may all be joined together again in heaven for eternity.


Funeral Service
February 23, 2024

11:00 AM
Madera Grace Tabernacle Church
16294 North "D" Street
Madera, CA 93638
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Arbor Vitae Cemetery
1301 Roberts Ave
Madera, CA 93637


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