Rachel McBride Obituary

Rachel Juanita  McBride
Rachel Juanita McBride

December 26, 1919 - November 23, 2017
Born in China Springs, Texas
Resided in Bend, Oregon


Rachel Juanita (Burt) McBride passed away peacefully, comforted by her family, on Thanksgiving Day; November 23, 2017. She was 97.

Juanita (”Meena”) was born on December 26, 1919, in China Springs, Texas, and lived there until she was 15 years old. She then moved to Reisel, Texas, to live with her brother Orin, and his wife Maude. In 1939, she met a handsome young man named Robert Hartwell McBride (“Mac”), who won her heart. They were fearless during those first years and chose to move to California for Mac to pursue a job. They eventually settled into living in the Los Angeles area, and began to raise their family. First there was their son, Robert Douglas, followed by their daughter, Brenda Sue.

While Juanita was raising her family, she worked for a supermarket chain as a Grocery Clerk, with some management responsibilities. She worked there until 1973.

After Mac’s passing in 1972, Juanita eventually moved to Simi Valley, California, nearer to where Bob, Brenda and their families lived. Juanita was blessed with 4 beautiful grandchildren: Julie, Larisa, Andy and Patrick.

Just before Juanita was to turn 70 years old, she made the bold decision to move to Newport, Oregon. She lived there 7 years until moving to Bend, Oregon. During her time in Oregon, her family continued to grow with the addition of 15 great-grandchildren.

Juanita is now reunited with Mac and her mother Rachel, whom she never knew because she passed away when Juanita was only 2 ½ months old. She waited her entire life to be with her mom, and 45 years to be with Mac once again. She will be greatly missed, but we know that she will continue to be with her family in spirit, until we are all reunited again. Survivors include children Bob (wife BettyLou) McBride and Brenda (husband Ches) Sheppard; Grandchildren Julie Miccolis, Andrew Sheppard, Larisa Miglionico and Patrick McBride; and 15 Great-Grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 1:00pm @ Bend Church of the Nazarene located at 1270 NE 27th St in Bend. A concluding graveside service will be held on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 11:00am at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall, California, next to her husband Mac.




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