Rachel Janel Murphy, 43, of San Antonio, passed away at her residence on December 30, 2020. She was born on October 19, 1977, in San Antonio, to David Murphy and Phyllis Stanush Murphy.
Rachel was a MacArthur High School graduate of 1996. She was a passionate writer and poet, a good listener and a lover of life. She would help anyone she could always putting others before herself almost to a fault. She was an “animal whisperer” so to speak as she adored all of the great and small. Her world was her son though; he consumed her life and she happily would sacrifice all things to ensure he was happy and comfortable. Her voice will never be forgotten as it was such a small, sweet voice, very distinguishable from others. She loved to laugh and make others smile, and she will be missed by many.
Rachel is preceded in death by her grandparents, Christian J. Stanush and Martha Richter Stanush, Neil R. Murphy and Marie T. Murphy; uncles, Alvin, Alfred (Joyce, Wilfred (Regina) Stanush, Dennis P. Murphy, Charles Rice and Jack Harrell; aunts, Carolyn Stanush and Mary Murphy; and cousins, Mark Stanush, baby James Stanush and Alfred Stanush (Toby).
She leaves behind to cherish her memories her parents, David and Phyllis Murphy; her only child, her son, Daylen Kade Williams and his father Daniel C. Williams; sister, Megan Beth Rodriguez and her husband Armando; and nephews, Korbin, Xander and Remy. Furry nephews, Bash, Hans and Bella. Her beloved furry pets, Buster and Sybil. Beloved aunts and uncles, Joanne Rice, Mary Ann Harrell, Francis J. Stanush, Kathy Murphy, Mary Asher (Ronnie) Eileen Murphy, Colleen Rowland (Kerry), CeCe Temple (Ricky) Stephen Murphy, Tony Murphy, Nick Murphy, Rob Murphy; and many beloved cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that charities made to the Autism Treatment Center and The Brighton Center or any charity of choice.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery #1 in Pleasanton.