Rachel Jeanette Micol Christopher, 73, passed away at the unit she shared with her husband, Huw, in the independent living section of Monte Vista Grove Presbyterian Homes in Pasadena, California on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Rachel Jeanette Micol was born June 20, 1947 in Valdese General Hospital in Connelly Springs, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Robert E. Lee Micol and Frances Deal Micol. She was named for her father’s sister who had died in Hillsborough, North Carolina and was buried at McMannen Chapel Methodist Church in Durham, North Carolina prior to Rachel’s birth. Growing up in the town of Valdese, North Carolina, she was proud of her Waldensian Heritage which she inherited from some of the original Waldensian founders of the town, on her father’s side from the Micol family and on her mother’s side from the Jacumin family. She had one older sister Janet Marie Micol, (Burgess) who was born May 1, 1942.