Rachel Marie Cawley was born April 8, 1995, in St. George Utah to loving parents Jeanne Marie Williams and Caleb Broadbent Cawley. She was called Home by her Heavenly Father in an automobile accident on April 12, 2016, near Centennial Park, Arizona. Her passing leaves a great void in the lives of her family, friends, and community. Rachel was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Jerold Ray Williams and her paternal grandmother Fawneta Broadbent Cawley. She is survived by her father Caleb; mothers Jeanne and Amanda; siblings Elizabeth, Samantha, Melissa, Allyson, Brooklyn, Levi, Dallin, and Kelsea.
Rachel was raised in Centennial Park, Arizona. She attended grade school and junior high at Masada Charter School and graduated from high school at the Centennial Academy. She earned her Associate in Science at Salt Lake Community College. She was attending Southern Utah University pursuing a degree in Family Life and Human Development. Southern Utah University will award her a posthumous bachelors degree at the next commencement ceremony.
Rachel was devoted to her family in all aspects of her life. She unconditionally loved and cherished her siblings to whom she was an exceptional role model. She was a best friend to her sisters, and a constant aid to her parents. To her friends and relations, which are too many to be numbered, Rachel could always be trusted to provide inspiration, encouragement, and joy.
Her contagious smile and genuine personality inspired all who knew her. We yearn for the day we are joyously reunited with her.
Rachel was fully committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Priesthood authority which has administered to her since her birth. Her life was a demonstration of her willingness to go where her Father in Heaven wanted her to go. She radiated gratitude in every action and thought, and she was constantly engaged in community service and volunteer endeavors.
Rachel was an avid adventurer and had a fundamental conviction that nature could replenish any loss that was felt and true beauty was natural. She loved camping, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring God’s creations because it brought her closer to him. She truly was never happier than when she was immersed in nature.
All Rachel wanted was to be the light, and that’s exactly what she was.
- Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at noon at the Centennial Park Chapel.
- Friends may visit for a public viewing on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 6-8 p.m.
- There will also be a public viewing before the service from 10-11 a.m.
- Interment will take place in the Centennial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.
Friends and family are invited to sign Rachel’s guest book by visiting Spilsbury Mortuary online.