Jimmy "Taco" Marez passed away on January 27, 2014, at his Klamath Falls home. He was born on December 22, 1943, in Johnstown, CO to Raymond and Mary Marez. The family lived in Clovis, New Mexico and moved to Oregon in 1978.
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Jimmy served in the Army and Army National Guard, and received an honorable discharge. Jimmy was always hard working and dedicated over twenty years of service as a welder for Jeld Wen. Some of his favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, and playing pool. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was also a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his son, Jimmy Marez of Albuquerque, NM; son, Ronnie Marez (Darlene) of Clovis, NM; daughter, Pearl Navarro of Chiloquin, OR; son, Stephen Marez of Spokane, WA; son, Ryan Smith of Klamath Falls, OR; brother, Steve Marez of Bismark, MO; sister, Sally Rigler of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Carmen Sizemore of Colorado Springs, CO; and ten grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mary Marez; and his siblings, Josie Davalos, Lee Marez, and Gilbert Marez.
A Memorial Mass Service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 2PM at Davenport's Chapel.
Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, now located at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, (541)-883-3458, is in charge of arrangements.
Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd
2680 Memorial Drive Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Jan. 31, 2014