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Monico "Mickey" Rangel

Monico "Mickey" Rangel of Worland, died unexpectedly on December 27, 2018 surrounded by family. He was ready to go home to be with his beloved Kathleen. He was born on May 4, 1936 in Manderson to Julio Rangel and Luz Hernandez. He attended school in Worland. He began working at a young age, working in various jobs throughout his life. He began working campaigns at Holly Sugar in the 1950's. He was hired as a full-time employee working as an extra station person over 20 years, finally retiring in 1999. He was well known for his garden, spending every summer growing hundreds of plants and loved sharing his beautiful produce. He was very proud of his Mexican heritage and enjoyed cooking up a Mexican dish for friends and family. He loved his animals, Kathleen's cats and his dog, Paco, who provided him much comfort in his final years.

He proudly served our country as a member of the Army National Guard. He was honorably discharged just shy of 20 years of service as an E5 with his primary duty being a cook. He spent two weeks every summer at Camp Guernsey for training. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Mickey enjoyed many things in life, but his greatest joy was spending time with family and his wife, Kathleen. Their relationship spanned over 50 years until her death in 2015.

Mickey is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Kathleen, his brothers, Ben, Cookie, and Nick, his sister, Martha and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mickey is survived by his sons Julio, Michael, and Shane of Worland; daughters Julie (Rodney) of Cody and Jill of Worland; grandchildren Josh (Erika) of Casper; Kyle (McKenzie) of Casper; Dominic, Haley, Jasmine and Abbigail of Worland; three great-grandchildren Paichence, Ava and Luke; six sisters and two brothers; sister-in-laws, Pat and Helyn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am on Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. Mary Magdalen's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #44. A Prayer Vigil Service will be held 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 3 at the Church. Online condolences may be made at