Rebecca Vignali


Rebecca Lee Vignali, a precious young woman who had her entire life before her, peacefully passed through the Gates of Heaven on Feb. 2, 2016 just shy of her nineteenth birthday.

She had been attending Texas A&M at College Station as a full time student pursuing a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, which was her lifelong dream.

She loved God’s creation and ap

preciated all living creatures. Her whole life has been dedicated to the love and care of animals big and small, on her family ranch and through her local 4-H chapter. She raised and showed a variety of animals including horses, goats, poultry, pigs and rabbits.

Rebecca was a wonderful influence on her friends, inviting them to church and sharing her strong faith. She was an active member of First Lockhart Baptist Church where she served and assisted in the AWANA’s ministry and Vacation Bible School.

Many local and county organizations were the recipients of over 6,000 community service volunteer hours honorably and freely offered by Rebecca.

There was also a creative side to Rebecca, where she became a talented artist, musician, and photographer. She loved anything creative or dramatic and entered her products in 4-H competition at the local, county, and state levels.

Serving in the AFJROTC all four years of high school and achieving the rank of Cadet Major was an outstanding accomplishment for Rebecca. Her leadership, love for her country, and discipline were greatly appreciated. She received a scholarship from the Austin Chapter of Military Officer’s Association of America.

Throughout her short life, Rebecca made a real difference and was honored with numerous awards and recognition including the prestigious Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship. She also received the prominent achievement of the 4-H Gold Star Award for Caldwell County in 2014.

To know Rebecca was to love this exuberant, spirited, quirky, and full of life young lady who had a heart of gold, who truly cared about everyone and life in general.

Her parents, Carl and Nancy Vignali, encourage you to continue her legacy of community service. May each of you walk away feeling inspired to promote wildlife conservation and sustaining God’s wonderful creation.

Rebecca leaves her loved ones to cherish her precious memories: father and mother, Carl and Nancy Vignali, of Lockhart; grandmothers, Helon McFarlen, of Del Rio, and Virginia Vignali, of Tampa, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of the family.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her grandfathers, George W. McFarlen and Carl L. Vignali; her great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Renfroe and Elma Richardson; and her god-mother Nakai Breen.

You may wish to remember Rebecca by donating to the Rebecca Vignali Memorial Fund at First Lockhart National Bank, attention Linda Cochran.

Visitation was held at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services were held at First Lockhart Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. with graveside service following.




  1. Laurel Martin 4 February, 2016 at 20:11 Reply

    Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the sudden loss of your precious Rebecca. Hugs, – Laurel Martin / TCEQ

  2. Faith Hambleton- TCEQ 4 February, 2016 at 20:35 Reply

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of beloved Rebecca. May she rest peacefully. Faith Hambleton- TCEQ

  3. ryan fontana 4 February, 2016 at 20:58 Reply

    I hope the love and support from your loved ones bring you peace during this difficult time. My heartfelt sympathies to you. Fonty- TPWD

  4. Harriet Dixon 4 February, 2016 at 22:47 Reply

    Nancy, I am so sorry for you pain. My heart is truly grieving for you and your family. My prayers are with you today and everyday.


  5. Laurie Lancaster 4 February, 2016 at 23:39 Reply

    Nancy, my heart broke for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  6. Andrea Bohlig 5 February, 2016 at 02:08 Reply

    Wishing you peace at this time of sorrow. It was truly a joy and privilege to have Rebecca in my classes. A. Bohlig LHS

  7. Marcel Montalvo 5 February, 2016 at 12:05 Reply

    Carl and Nancy We are deeply saddened and send our heartfelt condolences for your loss of your loving Rebecca. Thank you for sharing precious time allowing us to become family. We will always cherish our memories of all the great time we spent with her. May God bless you. May her soul rest in eternal peace. We pray for you and ask God to give you strength We will think of her often and never forget what she brought to our lives. We love you very much. Marcel & Jaycelyn

  8. Randy Blankinship 5 February, 2016 at 17:34 Reply

    Carl and Nancy,
    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. We will be praying that God bless you with his peace. We love you.
    Randy Blankinship and family

  9. Michael Redda 5 February, 2016 at 20:32 Reply

    Dear Nancy and Carl, I am deeply touched by the loss of your most precious daughter. Me and my family are praying God to give you the comfort and strength, and to keep little Rebecca by His right.

  10. Kent Trede 5 February, 2016 at 20:49 Reply

    There are no words to express how sorry I am for you and your husbands loss. May you find some peace as time goes by.



  11. Caldwell County Extension Education Assoc, 5 February, 2016 at 23:04 Reply

    Dear Parents, Please accept our deepest & heartfelt condolences on the sudden loss of your precious daughter. As a 4-H student we honored her with a small scholarship from the Caldwell County EEA Club. We will pray for you, may the Lord give you strength and peace. The Caldwell County EEA and EEA Of Lockhart. Mary Briceno Chairman

  12. Angela Horton 10 February, 2016 at 03:38 Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was so fortunate to have Rebecca in my class. She was a wonderful young lady. God bless you.

  13. Wilma Perez 12 February, 2016 at 02:37 Reply

    Mr & Mrs Vignali,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I was so shocked & saddened when I heard of Rebecca’s passing! I had Rebecca in 6th grade Math. She was a delight in my class, a model student, and so smart. I will always remember her sweet and kind personality. May you find peace, strength, and comfort during this difficult & painful time.

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