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Rachel, our beautiful ray of sunshine joined forces with a very special group of angels on Sunday Dec. 6, 2015. Rachel had a heart of gold, she touched the lives of all and no one was immune to her magnetic personality.

Rachel adorned this unpredictable world on Sept. 14, 1988, with a big TA-DA I`m here and you are going to be busy!!! She had such an unexplainable presence that people from all walks of life gravitated to her. Rachel had a natural and special gift to respect, befriend and love unconditionally anyone from rags to riches, making them feel as if they have known her their entire life. Her truthful and honest nature was certainly always on display for all to admire. Rachel’s strength was impossible to understand and her fight to the end was nothing short of magical, however, God determined she was needed much more in heaven than here on earth. A true CF Warrior, Rachel gladly paved the path for others. She adored the great outdoors and loved bowling and baking (she was the foodie of all foodies).

Rachel graduated from Anaconda High School in 2007, where she proudly participated as a cheerleader and pushed herself to excel in numerous sports and activities. She furthered her education at MSU in Bozeman and depending on her health status, was employed in various positions at Fairmont Hot Springs and Montana State Hospital. This summer, Rachel was cast and will appear in the April 16th movie premiere of Dead7 on the SyFy channel, which was filmed in our area. Watch for her name in the credits!

Rachel's adoring loved ones, who she fought so hard not to leave, include: her parents, Richard and Diane Salle; siblings, Chandra (Chad), Dallas, Tabitha, Richie (Jamie), and Christopher (Melissa) ; her “rocks” Kiki and Patty Skakles; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins along with an insurmountable number of dear friends and health care professionals.

Rachel, we were grateful to have had you as part of our world and it is with heavy hearts we offer you and your beautiful smile to the land of eternal peace where there is nothing but good health and happiness. Enjoy chasing your beloved rainbows and butterflies on the other side. Smooches sweet angel.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 p.m. in the Convention Center at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on Monday, Dec. 14. A luncheon will follow.

Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Rachel’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com or go to www.mtstandard.com.

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