Frank Gonzales Rangel passed away peacefully on January 29, 2022 at the age of 84 in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona. He was born February 28, 1937 in Del Rio Texas to Frank Rangel and Josephina Gonzales. Frank was a stern but loving father, brother, uncle, and dear friend to many. His parents moved to Nebraska for a short time and then relocated to Phoenix Arizona in 1949. At the age of 18 he served in the Air Force Reserves from 1955-1959. He was an Airman 3rd class at Luke AFB and served as a cook and a welder, leaving with an Honorable Discharge on April 1st 1959. He worked all of his life as a short order cook. After retirement he enjoyed his two dogs Chocolate’ and Moises, working everyday out in his yard he was a collector of many things. He was well known for being a metal and plastic recycler “AKA” a scraper in his later years. Over the years he enjoyed many hunting trips with his nephews Ruben, Max and other family members. He was the designated cook for all of the trips.
Dad will be remembered for his big heart and for helping those that were at a disadvantage. For the meals he prepared for family gatherings, such as tamales and menudo for all those special family occasions. In the last few years of life dad was a follower of Jesus Christ and served in a variety of callings within his church. He was very proud that he turned his life around and received Jesus as his lord and savior. Psalm 23
Frank is preceded in death by his parents Frank Rangel and Josephina Gonzales, his first wife Rebecca Mercedes Warwick, brother Joe, Sister Macy and many other beloved family members. He is survived by his daughters Angelina Morgan, Vivian Howard, adopted daughter Krista Rangel; 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; bother Bali, Sister’s Lucy and Lilly; many nieces and nephews.
Private services held.
My condolences to my cousins Vivian & Angie and all his loved one’s . I remember as a little girl seeing frank as a tall very strong man with his cowboy hat , the big belt buckle and his boots he was intimidating to me as a little girl . may he rest in peace as he is with our lord
Hi my name is Mia. I was searching for my friend Krista Rangel and found that her father passed this year. I had been to his home a few times when Krista lived ther. He was always so kind to me. I lived in the same apartment complex as his daughter Krista and X wife Joanne years ago. Thanks to Frank Krista was taught amazing cooking skills, many recipes and tips where shared with myself… I give much of the credit of mine and Krista’s fun times cooking poolside and bringing each other homemade meals to her beloved father, Frank. I can say that he always wanted the best for his daughter and would give a limb to help her, even Joanne. He had come over a few times to the apartment we lived at to help with rides, food and just check up on and visit his daughter. I have been trying to get ahold of Krista for a few years now… I’d like to know how she is and I would love for her to see my daughter. She was like a Godmother to my daughter when she was little. Sorry this is late notice but much condolences from myself and my family! Frank was an amazing man! Glad I was able to know him! God Bless! Anyone that would help me I’d gladly appreciate! I miss Krista so much!