Rudy Cornelio Carrasco

Rudy Cornelio Carrasco

Rudy Cornelio Carrasco, passed away on February 26th 2020, at the age of 49 years.

A native of Woodlake CA, Rudy started his pursuit of higher education at the College of Sequoias, where he met his wife Trisha. Rudy then went on to continue his education at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas. There he worked in athletic training and studied sports medicine. Rudy then decided to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a degree in Human Relations. All that knew Rudy knew that he loved his “Sooners”.

In 1996, he began his career teaching young students at Stone Corral Elementary. In 1997, Rudy made the move to Tulare Western High School, part of TJUHSD, where he became an Athletic Director and high school teacher. In 2006, Rudy begun serving students as an Administrative Dean. While his role on campus may have changed, he was always an advocate for athletics and loved cheering on his Mustangs.

When Rudy was not serving students of the community of Tulare, he filled his time with many different activities. Everyone that knew him, knew he loved the sport of softball mostly due to his daughter Kelcey, whom he loved supporting and cheering on from behind home plate. Rudy spent time coaching the sport and helping mentor young players to help them reach the college level of play, like his daughter. Rudy also spent many hours working on his ranch and sharing the bounty of his land including pomegranates, persimmons, figs, boysenberries, lemons, peppers, and so much more. His latest fascination on the ranch was curing olives, which he dispersed all winter long. Lord knows we will all miss seeing him working on his land.

He is survived by his wife Trisha, children, Kaitlyn, Kelcey and Connor; Mother Ramona; siblings Cynthia and Nickoles; mother and father in-law MaryJane and Alan, brothers and sisters in-law Phillip, Darrel, Frank, Michael, Marla, Janna and Ashley; nieces and nephews Christian, Madison, Elijah, Hannah, Derek, Noah, Linnea, Aubrie and Luke; many cousins and so many more friends. He is proceeded in death by his Father Cornelio and niece Baby Nickole.

Services for Rudy will begin with a Rosary service Wednesday, March 4th at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Visalia, CA at 6pm. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 5th at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Visalia, CA at 9am. Burial services to follow at Woodlake Cemetery in Woodlake, CA and Celebration of Life to follow Burial located at Cottonwood Barn 19909 Ave. 376 Woodlake, CA.

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    Armando Gallegos February 29, 2020 8:40 am

    One of the best I met during my time at TW. You now have the best seat in the house. RIP Mr. Carasco.

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    Debbie Warner February 29, 2020 1:06 pm

    He will live forever in the hearts of all he encountered in his life. Trish and their children will continue his legacy of love and positivity. My heart is with you all.

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    Sophia Nunez February 29, 2020 4:50 pm

    Rudy will forever be remembered as a friend and a brother from another mother. Why our Heavenly Father called him home so early we will never know, but rest assured he is in good company and now has best seat to cheer on his children and watch over his family. You will be missed my friend but guaranteed to never be forgotten. Rest In Peace and God Bless the Carrasco Family.

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    Kathy Zakarian February 29, 2020 5:48 pm

    My sincere condolences to Rudy’s precious family. I was a 20-year veteran when Rudy joined the TW staff, & he fit in perfectly. I don’t remember a time when he wasn’t a Mustang. He was liked & respected by his colleagues. Rudy was kind, generous, friendly & passionate in his goal to help students.
    I will always remember Rudy’s smile & his pride in his family.
    God Bless Rudy.

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    Colleen Norris February 29, 2020 5:57 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss, your families loss and the communities loss. The world was a much better place with Rudy in it. The lives he touched will continue to make this world a better place for years to come. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Lotella Hale February 29, 2020 5:58 pm

    Rudy Carrasco may you rest in peace. I will miss telling you “good morning” or “good day” everytime I subbed at TWHS.

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    Susan Meadows February 29, 2020 6:23 pm

    You will be missed Rudy! Thank You for always being so kind when we worked together serving kids.

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    Bryce Garges February 29, 2020 7:01 pm

    He was an amazing man. He was always so supportive and whenever I got to talk to him, he was always so kind. That was a huge trait that I saw. He was always kind. Carrasco family, I pray for you. I pray for Mr. Carrasco. Always remember to follow his trait. Be kind.

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    Joe and Alice Rocha Sr February 29, 2020 7:55 pm

    We knew Rudy for such a little amount of time.(since last year) but it seemed like we knew for a lot longer. He was such a wonderful man. Loving, caring, kind and much more. His loss left such an impact to all of the Fresno State softball family! Kelsey we love you and we will continue to pray for you your dad and all your family.

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    cathy compton February 29, 2020 9:39 pm

    he always said hi and good morning when we passed I could always stop in and talk
    he was a great people person. will miss him

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    Daphne February 29, 2020 11:54 pm

    Mr. Carrasco made me a better person through out highschool and I will forever thank him so much for that. From being in his office all the time my freshmen year to going into his office my senior year for my attendance . He was the best and we will forever remeber him. He was a very good wise man. May he rest in peice 💞

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    John Lujan March 1, 2020 12:34 am

    My son Che and I send our thoughts and condolences to Rudy’s family at this most difficult time. Rudy’s loss is immeasurable to us. His time with us here in Las Vegas was very rewarding and he quickly endeared himself to us. May he always Rest In Peace and harmony.

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    Richard Varela March 2, 2020 11:10 pm

    RIP my friend your always been an great man.your going to be missed dearly

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