Jose Rangel

Dr. José Ruben Rangel Jr., DC

Nov. 4, 1974 — Feb. 18, 2019

From Richland, WABorn in Richland, WA

Viewing and Prayers

  •   Starts:
    Thu, February 28 2019, 4 p.m.
  •   Ends:
    7 p.m.
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Funeral Mass



Dr. José Ruben Rangel Jr., DC

November 4, 1974 to February 18, 2019 

Dr. José Ruben Rangel Jr., DC, of Richland left this earth to be with our Lord on Mon., Feb. 18, 2019. His memory and love will be survived by: his parents José Ruben Sr. and Lucia Rangel, sister, Sylvia van Breda Vriesman (brother-in-law Laurent), brother George Rangel (sister-in-law Amy) along with three nieces he cared for immensely. He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Asencion and Sarah Ramos, and paternal grandparents Guadalupe and Consuelo Rangel. 

Ruben practiced healing and helping his patients at Columbia Basin Chiropractic in Kennewick, Washington where he served as a licensed chiropractor for more than a decade. He was a 2003 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College at Los Angeles, California. Ruben earned a bachelor’s degree in 1997 from the University of Washington at Seattle where he was a proud brother of the PSI-Upsilon ‘Psi-U’ Fraternity. He previously attended Columbia Basin College to earn an associate’s degree. Ruben was a member of the Hanford High School Class of 1993 where he was an honor roll student and competed in varsity level basketball and tennis. In addition to growing up in Richland, Ruben lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. He traveled to Europe, Mexico, South America, throughout the U.S. and Hawaiian Islands. 

Ruben was loyal and loving to his family, friends and community. He shared his unmistakable laugh and his arm-hug-around-your-shoulder personality with his extended family, close friends, and fraternity brothers. Ruben was supportive and always had time to listen to the people in his life and encourage their aspirations and goals. Ruben would unwind by fishing and relaxing along the shores of the Columbia River, where he and his brother George would spend countless hours playing together as kids. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, and tennis and was fanatical about cheering on his University of Washington Huskies; ‘GO DAWGS’. Ruben had an affinity for music, enjoyed attending live concerts, and the annual Tri-Cities Hydroplane Races. Nothing made Ruben happier than preparing summer evening barbecues and spending time with his family by his swimming pool. It brought him great joy to plan and arrange family trips and events and he took enormous pride in making excellent food for his family and friends to enjoy.  

Ruben will be dearly loved and missed by his family and friends; and his memory and generous spirit will be honored each time they gather together in the years to come - never forgotten.

Memorial Services:

  • Viewing and Prayers: Thurs., Feb. 28, 4-7 pm at Einan’s at Sunset Gardens, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, Washington.
  • Funeral Mass: Friday, March 1 at 11am at Christ the King Church, 1111 Stevens Dr., Richland, Washington. Burial and Celebration of Life reception to follow at Events at Sunset.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in honor of Ruben to Commemorative Giving at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation. Please specify the Hospital’s Richland location.


Guestbook for

Dr. José Ruben Rangel Jr., DC

  • I am saddened by this, he was vibrant, sweet and caring. I will never forget the times I’ve spent in Richland with my friend Sylvia and her family, especially Ruben. I am so sorry for your loss, keeping everyone in my prayers. Rest in Paradise, Ruben.

    Denni Gascon
    May 1, 2019
    Renton, Wa.
  • Ruben...I can’t believe you’re gone brotha! I definitely didn’t get to keep up and catch up to you as much as I would have liked...but the awesome times and memories we shared will live with me forever! Miss you my man! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

    Dony Besssd
    March 23, 2019
  • I have such great memories of spending time with Ruben. From driving us to Yakima for a Boys 2 Men concert in high school, to playing basketball and hanging out in Richland and Seattle. You will be missed, and your memory & spirit will live on. Palash.

    Palash Islam
    March 18, 2019
    San Ramon, CA
  • Estimada familia Rangel. La muerte de un hijo es una de las mayores tragedias que le puede sobrevenir a una familia. Pero nuestro creador Jehová, promete que secará las lágrimas de dolor ocasionadas por dichas tragedias. Revelación [Apocalipsis] 21:4 dice que “limpiará toda lágrima de sus ojos, y la muerte no será más, ni existirá ya más lamento ni clamor ni dolor. Las cosas anteriores han pasado”. Y mientras llega ese momento, él proporciona consuelo a los dolientes pues el Salmo 147:3 dice que el " Está sanando a los quebrantados de corazón, y está vendando sus partes Doloridas”. Tambien tenemos esperanza de volver a ver a nuestros seres queridos que han muerto según su promesa en Hechos 24:15. Les animo a visitar JW.ORG donde encontrara mas información al respecto.

    A. Guerra
    March 16, 2019
  • My thoughts and condolences to the Rangel (and extended) family. Ruben was well liked by everyone. I will always remember some of his sayings that I still say to this day. He was always welcoming, kind, and funny. With deepest sympathy,

    Jay H.
    March 9, 2019
  • I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. It is so unexpected and a shock, but may God give you the strength to get through this hard time. My memories of Ruben were from when we were kids and they are good memories. That’s how I remember him. He grew up to be a man that his parents I’m sure were very proud of. Again, so sorry for your loss.

    Danny Soto
    March 1, 2019
    Zillah, Washington
  • Ruben was a friend to all, which I always admired! I loved running into Ruben at Hanford HS in the halls because his smile and laugh were so great! I played many pick-up basketball games with Ruben back in those days and I was blessed to run into Ruben again during a Pasco City League game several years back, now the "old" guys on the court. It was so great to chat with him then and I wish I hadn't just taken that re-connection in passing! George, you and the rest of the family are in my family's prayers. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

    Larry Anderson
    March 1, 2019
    Kennewick, WA
  • My deepest condolences to his family. Dr. Rangel was a good chiropractor & he will be missed.

    Griselda Jensen
    March 1, 2019
  • Ruben, your sweet energy and spirit will be missed. The love you had for your family and the smile you had on your face making your mom feel special on her birthday down at the races. It was always a special moment for me to see how much you loved your parents and wanted to make them happy. You were one of a kind and I was lucky to know you.

    Sonja Hoven
    March 1, 2019
    Boat races
  • To the Rangels: you are a wonderful and iconic Richland family that have been a quiet touchstone for me as far back as I can remember. I still take Harris instead of Davison just to wave at the house. I was so saddened by the news of Ruben’s passing. My condolences. He will be dearly missed.

    Terry Doherty
    March 1, 2019
    Prosser, WA
  • I’m so sorry for the loss of Ruben. Dr. Rangel you were fun to work with and we had many laughs! You will be deeply missed by many.

    Letty Eskeli
    March 1, 2019
    Richland, Washington
  • Ruben, many laughs and great memories together. Always caring about others. Your most frequent saying in our many conversations "no, seriously now, how are you doing?" Thank you for sharing your love with us all. YITB.

    Brian Kilduff
    March 1, 2019
    San Francisco
  • We are so SORRY to hear about your loss of Ruben. I only got to hear about Ruben through Martha and Roxy. We loved that he was such a sweet guy to them as well as he touched so many others lives! Our condolences and prayers to the Rangel family.

    Rosie & Joaquin Tobias
    Feb. 28, 2019
  • Blessings sent out to all of you during this terrible time. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You have been on our minds and in our hearts. Hugs and love Laura and Dan Kuykendall

    Laura Kuykendall
    Feb. 28, 2019
  • Still remember like yesterday, the first time meeting you in Seattle. Have so many great memories together still can't believe I am writing this. Rest in Paradise Ruben.

    Dan Hwang
    Feb. 28, 2019
    Los Angeles
  • My deepest condolences to the Rangel family. May my prayers bring you comfort and may my thoughts and well wishes ease the pain of this great loss. As chiropractor Ruben had a rare gift with his hands and passion for helping others that few of our collegues shared. I hope that his legacy will live on through the lives he touched and the patients he served whole heartedly. He was a blessing in my life and I will miss him. Con Affetto, Jennifer

    Dr. Jennifer Lovern
    Feb. 28, 2019
    Coronado, CA
  • Dear Family, please accept my offer of deep respect and sorrow. I'm sure that words could never ease your heartache and pain. May you be comforted by God's loving promise to be reunited together again in the future Paradise when there will be no more sickness, pain or even death. God's knows your pain and the many tears that you cry. Please be consoled by his warm, loving promise at Acts 24:15. You're in my prayers. (Revelation 21:4, 5)

    Feb. 28, 2019
  • The world will never be the same without Ruben's sweet smile, loving acceptance and warm, easy spirit. Our sincerest condolences to the entire Rangel family - Ruben was truly one of a kind and we are better for knowing him. Steve and I are grateful and feel very blessed to have been friends with Ruben and will miss him greatly. Hugs.

    Bree & Steve Wolfe
    Feb. 27, 2019
    richland, wa
  • Ruben, Lucia, George and Sylvia---so sad to lose Ruben --I first met him when I was his Religious Ed teacher in elementary school. He remained the same kind, sweet, thoughtful person throughout his life. It was wonderful to see him as a young man at Hanford High School, playing basketball and being everyone's friend. Your wonderful memories of him will support you through this unspeakably sad time.

    Teresa Knirck
    Feb. 26, 2019
  • I was so sad to hear of Ruben's passing...I will always remember his shy confidence and easy personality. A high school friend who was friends with everyone and anyone. My thoughts and condolences to his family and loved ones.

    Sarah Plum Foster
    Feb. 26, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • So many good memories of you Ruben: Always quick to laugh, kind, smart, with a great sense of humor. You were a good friend, neighbor, family member, and citizen, things we should all aspire to be. You leave your mark on the world in so many positive ways. We miss you. May the Rangel family find comfort in knowing you touched so many lives in positive ways. Your friend, Travis

    Travis Meinhold
    Feb. 26, 2019
    Portland, OR
  • I’ll always remember your laugh in our art class. I remember giving you a good grade. My daughter, Annie, remembers your wicked sense of humor as well.

    Maureen Mohatt
    Feb. 26, 2019
  • We love u and will miss u deeply!!!All our love Uncle George and Brandy, Sergio,and girls

    Brandy Ramos
    Feb. 26, 2019
  • My condolences to the Rangel Family. Rubs, we had some good times my friend. Established a genuine bond and friendship early in our college years, one which extended well beyond graduation. Over the years many laughs but also serious conversations about life and family. Although we have not seen each other as much lately the depth of the friendship has never changed and I’m sure we would have picked up right where we left off. Sad to know I no longer have that opportunity. I’ll miss you my friend.

    Rishi Beri
    Feb. 25, 2019
    Kirkland, WA
  • Dear friend , you will remain in the heart of those you crossed paths with because you were muy simpático y charismatic, loving, caring and funny. Te vamos a extrañar, Descanza en Paz y algún día nos volveremos a encontrar. Mi más sincero pésame a la familia Ramos Rangel 🙏

    Iracema Zamora
    Feb. 25, 2019
    Kennewick, WA
  • I have never known what to really say to those of our friends who see loved ones pass. I can only wish that Ruben Jr, will always rest in peace. I know he will be missed by many, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Bless you all.

    Gary Downing
    Feb. 25, 2019
    Kennewick, WA
  • will never be forgotten. So many fond memories I will cherish. You were always so kind, always inviting, including me during those high school, post college hang out nights. Making me many times. Sure wish I would have seen you more often. I send my sincerest condolences and heartfelt love to the Rangel family. May the Lord comfort you all.

    Martha Tobias
    Feb. 25, 2019
  • Condolences to the entire Rangel family. Ruben was one of a kind and will be missed immensely. I feel lucky to have known him and to have shared various life experiences together. Rest easy brother and I'll see you again someday. YITB, Ben

    Ben McGuire
    Feb. 25, 2019
    Sausalito, CA
  • I remember Ruben as everyone's friend and a gentle soul.

    Mark Raleigh
    Feb. 25, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
  • Much love to Lucy and Ruben and family! Ruben jr’s memory of devotion to his family and commitment to his career will live on. He will never be forgotten!

    Angela Tatro
    Feb. 25, 2019
    Kennewick Wa
  • Ruben, gonna miss seeing ya at the local Hip-Hop concerts and boat races every year. It’s not going to be the same without you. You were taken way too soon. R.I.P.

    Bryce Cuello
    Feb. 25, 2019
  • My thoughts and prayers are with Ruben's closest relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. God bless.

    Mayra Rangel
    Feb. 24, 2019
    Seattle, Washington
  • Cuanto siento la pérdida de su queridísimo hijo, Rubén y Lucia! Que Diosito lo cuidé mucho tanto a el como a Uds.! Muchísimos Carinos, mucha PAZ interior y una FE muy profunda les deseo en este momento tan difícil y siempre! Delia

    Delia Gonzalez
    Feb. 24, 2019
  • My you rest now in peace and worry free. You will be missed by many.

    Brenda Barichello
    Feb. 24, 2019
    Kennewick WA
  • Though I met him during the wedding of Laurent and Sylvia, I really never had the chance to know him better! I read his obituary and realize his intellect, his compassion and how central he was in the family! Though he will be missed dearly by all of us, Chist will be there to comfort him! May his soul rest in peace!

    paul van Breda Vriesman
    Feb. 24, 2019
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all the very hard to lose a son and brother.

    Frank and Irene Gutierrez
    Feb. 24, 2019
    Portland, OR (formerly Sunnyside, WA)
  • Very saddened to hear that our community lost such a beautiful soul thank you so much for all you did not only were you our doctor but you were also a great friend you will truly be missed my friend.

    Celia A Fremizilli
    Feb. 23, 2019
  • Double R was one of the great ones. You are missed brother. YITB, SS

    Sebastian Sittig
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Shoreline, WA
  • My deepest condolences to the Rangel family. So many happy memories of Ruben from our time together at UW. Rest easy my brother. YITB, Allen Paves

    Allen Paves
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Edmonds, WA
  • Our deepest sympathy to the Rangel family. We will miss Ruben, our good neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Gary and Zoe Schmidtke
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Dr. Rangel was a godsend to my husband and I. I had decompression therapy 8 years ago and we have gone in once a month ever since. He was like a close friend to us. We can go somewhere else for chiropractic care, but Dr. Rangel cannot ever be replaced! We are in shock and feel like we lost a member o of the family. I hope his family can find some peace.

    Terry and Dixie Morris
    Feb. 23, 2019
  • Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Rangel family. Ruben was truly one of one of a kind! A person who was always there for you and always lit up the room with his infectious personality. He had great charisma and was someone that everyone always loved to be around. I am so blessed to have met Ruben and to share so many great memories and experiences with him through life. YITB, Eddie

    Edward Burrell
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Tustin, CA
  • My thoughts and prayers are with the Rangel family. Ruben was a big brother to me and paved the way for me to move to Los Angeles and pursue a career as a chiropractor. He had such an infectious personality, always smiling and laughing. He will be dearly missed by many.

    Ryan Pendon
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Your warm smile and infectious personality will be missed. From your neighbor on Harris Avenue.

    Matthew Swenson
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Washington DC
  • Ruben- I can still picture you in your Monte Carlo out front of the house checking to see if what was for dinner. Keep smiling, brother. YITB, Ed

    Ed Ross
    Feb. 23, 2019
  • We will forever miss you, are blessed by knowing you, and thank you for helping many of us lessen the pain in our bodies.

    Brian Epperson
    Feb. 23, 2019
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rangel family. From HHS to UW, I have so many great memories of Ruben. You’ll be missed brother. YITB, JP

    Jeremy Ponn
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Ramstein, Germany
  • From hoops out back to pulling pranks I will remember Ruben's infections laugh. Hooe you are rolling your MC SS through heaven. YITB, Brent

    Brent Fattore
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Renton, WA
  • Dr Rangel’s absence will leave a palpable void for some time, he was so much more than my Provider & healer. Dr Rubin had a aura of caring & genuinely took the time heal his Pts both physically & mentally. I always left feeling rejuvenated on the outside but also healed inside by just listening. But because of his treatment, I will never settle for anything less. Thank You forever.

    Nancy Deatherage
    Feb. 23, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • Rest In Peace Brother. You will be missed...YITB, Andy

    Andy Campbell
    Feb. 22, 2019
  • Every memory I have of you makes me smile, Ruben. Everyone that met you, always loved you. You will be missed. Love you Brother. YITB,

    Bob Lindskov
    Feb. 22, 2019
    Maple Valley
  • I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Ruben was so kind, had a wonderful personality, and was a friend to so many. I will never forget his wonderful laugh. May he Rest In Peace.

    Craig Andresen
    Feb. 22, 2019
    Sammamish, WA
  • Very sorry to hear of Ruben’s passing. To me, he will always be the shirtless teenager shooting free throws and looking for someone to ball with. Answering god’s call for “hoops out back!” YITB, GI

    Christian Werner
    Feb. 22, 2019
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • We are sorry to learn of Reuben’s passing and the loss of a fine young man from his family. We hope that his family can find peace in this difficult time.

    Tom And Vicki Patten
    Feb. 22, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • Such a beautiful soul. He'll be dearly missed. May his family and close friends find strength and peace during this difficult time. God Bless. Liz

    Elizabeth Sanchez
    Feb. 22, 2019
    Elizabeth Sanchez
  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I have remained friends with Ruben, Sr (through many encounters shopping at Albertson's and Safeway) since our days watching George play basketball at Hanford. In this way we traded stories of what our "kids" were up to. I know how very proud you are of all your children, and cannot imagine the sorrow and loss you are now experiencing. My love and prayers are with you all.

    Pat Ingham
    Feb. 22, 2019
    Richland WA

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