Rachel Arredondo Zapata of Cuero passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 in Corpus Christi. She was born on May 19, 1960 in Robstown.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Arredondo of Goliad.

She is survived by daughters, Marianita Z. Cardenas of Cuero, Renee Cruz of Pocatello, Idaho, and Christina Arredondo of Cuero; sons, Carlos Cruz Zapata and Christopher C. Zapata, both of Cuero; sisters, Esther (Carlos Sr.) Cavazos and Irene (Joe) Cavazos, both of Corpus Christi; brothers, Robert Lee (Estella) Arredondo of Corpus Christi, Roy Arredondo of Aransas Pass, Bruno (Norma) Arredondo and Cruz Arredondo, both of Robstown; mother, Irenia Vargas Gomez of Robstown; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cuero. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Freund Funeral Home to help defray funeral service expenses.

Freund Funeral Home, Cuero