Obituary: Maria O. Jimenez


Maria O. Jimenez

November 6, 1927 – September 28, 2017


Maria O. Jimenez, 89, of Imperial Valley passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 peacefully at her Imperial home surrounded by family. Maria O. Jimenez was born in Michoacan, Mexico November 6, 1927 and later moved to Imperial Valley where she lived for many years.

Maria was married to Domingo H. Jimenez for over 54 years. The couple married in Castroville, CA.

In her early years, Maria worked in the grape fields, but what she most enjoyed doing was being a housewife.  She loved cooking for her children and grandchildren, she also loved gardening.

Maria was a person with a big heart and helped anybody that was in need, especially her family.  Mrs. Jimenez was an excellent mother, friend, partner and an extraordinary grandmother.

Maria is preceded in death by her husband, Domingo H. Jimenez, her sons, Juan Ramirez and Ricardo Jimenez.

Maria is survived by her daughters, Guadalupe Chavez, Sandra Cervantez, Graciela Perez, and her grandchildren, Andy, Jennifer, Priscilla, Joel, Samuel, Claudia, Adriana, Alonso, Nubia, Mayra, Ricardo Jr., Francisco, Ruby, Oscar, Noel, and Rebecca. Maria is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Lucas, Kayley May, and numerous extended family.

Mass will be held for Maria on Wednesday, October 11 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with Father Alex Aquino officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 10, at Frye Chapel and Mortuary in Brawley from 6-9:00 p.m. with the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be after Mass at Mt. View Cemetery in Calexico.