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Rachael Allert


February 18, 2021

Rachael Allert

Rachael Allert

Rachael Reneé Allert passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, after suffering a cerebral blood clot.

Rachael was born Oct. 10, 1991, in Spokane to Reneé and Jay Allert. She attended school at Liberty, Rosalia, and then graduated from St. John High School in 2010. Rachael was a gifted student with incredible talents. True to her life, she naturally offered to assist other students and had a true ability to do so. Her mind was creative and very able, which led her to pen many novel drafts, though never reaching the next step of development, despite the urging of everyone who read them. It was a joy to see her light up while describing her amazing stories created in that beautiful mind.

Rachael felt her true calling was to be a protector for those who needed one – the underdogs of the world were her friends. She loved all of God's creatures, from the largest to the smallest, and had that natural connection with animals that many do not experience.

True to her character, Rachael chose to stay at home on their small farm to love, care for, and assist her mom and brother. They built a thriving "McDonald's farm" with creatures ranging from horses and chickens to her dad's calves and her dear Jersey milk cow, Cocoa. Rachael milked her morning and night and created delicious ice cream, butter, cream, and milk products. Her mind was always thinking of the next project or opportunity.

Because of her beautiful mind, Rachael communicated well with others. The internet removed all boundaries for her and she has friends all over the world, many of whom she would mentor through her writing group chats. She had dreams of one day traveling to see them.

Our dear Rachael has left us way too soon. However, she saw to it that her last chapter on this earth would be that perfect end all writers seek in their creations. Rachael chose to be an organ donor, and because of her incredible selflessness and generosity she is giving hope to five different families of a better life for their loved ones. We are eternally thankful to Rachael for giving us the gift of entering this special community of families to honor her life into the future.

Rachael is survived by her mother, Reneé Allert; father, Jay (Sue) Allert; brother, Jayson Allert; grandmother, Mary Boyd; grandfather Rene (Connie) Charlebois; aunts and uncles, Suzanne (Red) Perry (Jessica and Jennifer), Bruce (Cindy) Allert, Wayne (Melani) Allert (Danielle and Denise), Dave (Vickie) Allert (Baylee and Tanner). She was preceded in death by her grandparents Kathleen and Maurice Allert.

A celebration of Rachael's life will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the Christian Life Assembly Church in St. John, with Pastor Dennis Hinds officiating (with Covid protocols respected). Rachael's burial will be Friday, February 19, 2021, at the St. John Cemetery.

The family suggests donations in Rachael's honor to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is caring

for the family.


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