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Rebecca D. Aguilar

August 9, 1929 — August 31, 2022

Rebecca D. Aguilar, a homemaker and life-long resident of Shafter, California passed away on August 31, 2022 at the age of 93 in her residence.


Rebecca (Becky) is survived by her children; Emilia González (A. David Marshall), Pauline Aguilar, Delores Moreno (Paul Moreno), Ruth Rodríguez (Guillermo Rodríguez), Steve Aguilar, Joe Aguilar (Mirah Aguilar), Victor Aguilar (Irene Aguilar), Ron Aguilar, Tony Aguilar (Mercy Aguilar), Lucy Aguilar, Emma Aguilar, and George Aguilar. She is blessed with 19 grandchildren and 24 great grand-children. On September 19, 1948, she married Pablo E. Aguilar in Wasco, California who preceded her in death on May 5, 1991. They were married for 43 years.


Rebecca was born in Artesia, New Mexico on August 9, 1929 to Manuel and Juanita (Wilson) Domínguez. Soon after the entire family decided to move to Wasco, California permanently.  She is survived by two siblings; Jeannie Valenzuela and Inez Oaxaca.


Rebecca was a devoted follower of Christ, wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, aunt, and sister. She was always devoted to her family and her church, Primera Iglesia Bautista of Shafter, where she was an active and dedicated member who served in various capacities for over half a century. 


She had a passion for gardening, crocheting and embroidering.  She enjoyed creating beautiful handi-work with skill and love.  She readily shared her creations with all her family and as a source to earn funds for church. She took an interest of sharing her talent with her grandchildren and anyone who took an interest in learning the craft. She received several recognitions for volunteering her services locally and made crocheted preemie caps for newborns for some of the local hospitals.   


Rebecca also had a love for traveling. She visited numerous states and countries. Her long time dream of visiting the Holy land where Jesus walked and preached came to fruition in 2014 when she traveled to Israel. 


Family members and friends delighted in spending time with her for she had an “exuberant enjoyment for life” in everything she did. She was to the end, a truly respectful, strong, humble, supportive, and loving person. Her legacy will live on in those who knew and loved her, for she was a committed and faithful servant of her Lord and Savior. 


Visitation is scheduled at Basham and Lara Funeral Care at 343 State Avenue, Shafter, California on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The officiant will be Pastor Pablo Chávez. Burial to follow at the Shafter Memorial Park located at 18662 Santa Fe Way


All are welcomed to attend and celebrate Rebecca’s life. The family would like to thank all the physicians, nursing staff, and supportive individuals at both Mercy Hospital & Bristol Hospice Care (Bakersfield, California) for their professionalism, care, and kindness. We are grateful to them for making the last chapter of our mother’s life as comfortable as possible.


“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Basham & Lara Funeral Care Chapel

343 State Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 12, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Basham & Lara Funeral Care Chapel

343 State Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263

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