Gillies Funeral Chapel


Rachele Olga Girard

Rachele Olga GirardRachele Olga Girard

June 30, 1935  ~  December 12, 2012

Services: At the family’s request, the viewing and funeral will be a private event for immediate family only. We ask that you remember Rachele with love and good memories.

I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time has come to give it back, I have no right to complain. The Lord’s hand touched me, and I slept.
Rachele Olga Girard, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family surrounding her on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 of brain cancer. She was born on June 30, 1935 in Vicenza, Italy, the daughter of Ferrucio and Marina Faburlani. On November 1, 1953 she married the love of her life, F.L. (Jerry) Girard. 
She was loved by all that knew her, and she will be greatly missed. All of her favorite activities revolved around her entire family. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, and simply spending time with her loved ones. She was a wonderful and loving wife, the best home-maker, and an amazing mother to her children.
She is survived and remembered by her devoted husband of 59 years, Jerry Girard; three wonderful daughters; Patrizia (Chuck) Mock, Marina Girard-Valdez, Jessica (Aaron) Nelson, 5 loving grandchildren, and 3 beautiful great grandchildren.
At the family’s request, the viewing and funeral will be a private event for immediate family only. We ask that you remember Rachele with love and good memories.
In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choosing.
Special thanks to Integrity Hospice of Brigham City for their compassionate care shown to our mother and wife.

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What a kind and beautiful lady with an wonderful,amazing,strong,and beautiful family. My thoughts are with all of you.

Shawn M. Harris


Jess and sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful person who was always so kind and loving to me. I will always remember the delicious meals she so lovingly prepared and generously shared and how she would always smile at me even when she wasn't sure what I was talking about :) Keep those loving memories close to your heart as they will help you get through this difficult time. Sending my love and hugs to you and the rest of the family. God Bless

Sheila Cash-Schachten


dear jess and family, are deepest condolences are with you and you're family and this time, god be with you all love ya girl

sheila and mark wakley


Pat and Jess,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Your memories will keep her with you always! Hugs to you and your family's and remember, she is always nearby watching over you.



I'm so so rry for your loss your mom was a beautiful lady. My favorite memory of Rachele was when Jessica and I found out we were pregnant with our sons and she invited us to the house for a celebration dinner. She was an amazing cook!!!! I really enjoyed the time I spent at their house with Olga and Jerry. Watching them together was great. The love they had for each other is something I always wanted in a marriage. This is a big loss for everyone. She will be missed by all.

LaNae Gonzales


Condolences to you all from Francesca Faburlani,
Roberto all the others of our families. Now they are all toghether my granpa Gino Faburlani and his sisters ! All the best for 2013 santé, ciao da Vicenza

Paola Faggion









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