“I will always remember Rachel's smiling face. What a warm, happy person she was.
Sheila, you were such a good mom to Rachel, always so warm and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Black - Austin, TX - friend
“We were so fortunate Allen had Rachael for his girlfriend. They were faithful to their love. They talked for hours on the phone about movies and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mona & Lee Drescher - Smithville, TX
“Sheila, we had the pleasure of meeting your precious daughter (Rachael) through the Drescher's Family. It was so beautiful seeing these two love...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rosa Randolph - Round Rock, TX
“I will always miss Rachael and I will always love her - Allen Drescher
4 of 8 | Posted by: Allen Drescher - Smithville, TX
“We are saddened to learn of Rachel's death. We remember coming to the hospital when she was born 39 years ago. Our son, Brandon, is 39...only a few...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara and Rayford Price - TX
“Rachael, though I only met you one time, I know you were a special girl as Alan always kept me posted as to how you were. Prayers to your family and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Turner and Jeanette Rice - TX
“Your beautiful words perfectly describe just who sweet, sweet Rachel was. Blessings on you ----- and also on Rachel's sweetheart!
Jeannette...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jeannette Dobson - Kerrville, TX
“You are in my thoughts, Sheila.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Parken - Austin, TX
RachelMarieMilner, 39, was born in Austin on June 30, 1972. She died peacefully at home Sunday, August 14, 2011.
Rachel lived in the moment. She was not capable of resentment, greed, envy, deception or manipulation and never worried about the future. She often cried watching sappy movies and loved seeing babies. Her recall of movies and knowledge of the lives of movie stars made her an authority on the subject to her family. Her wonderful innocence touched the heart of everyone who knew her.
The love of her life was Allen Drescher. They met in Special Ed at Austin High School and talked on the phone at least once a day for 25 years. Rachel went to the monthly MHMR dance in Smithville where Allen lives with his parents, Lee and Mona Drescher. They often brought Allen to Austin to see Rachel so they could spend a few hours together laughing, eating and watching movies. He always brought her flowers!
Rachel is survived by her mother, Sheila Milner of Austin; her sister and brother-in-law, Melanie and Brian Slaga of San Antonio. She loved her nephews, Andrew and Brendan and niece, Josey. She had an aunt, Charlotte (Doug) Dobson, and uncle, Ron (Sylvia) Toole, all of Conroe and many cousins. Rachel is predeceased by her grandparents, Ava and J.O. Toole, her uncle, Keith Toole and her aunt, Linda Toole.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, the Celiac Disease Foundation or a charity of your choice.
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