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JIMMY A. AREVALO
Aug. 11, 1952 - June 11, 2012
Jimmy Arevalo, 59, has gone to be with the Lord on June 11, 2012. He passed due to a vehicle accident while being a good samaritan aiding an injured person on the road.
Jimmy was born on August 11, 1952 in Calexico, CA. He was in the Army during the Vietnam War and was later honorably discharged. He later married Silvia S. Arevalo on March 7, 1982 in Yuma, AZ. He was a proud product of Imperial Valley College. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus and Main Campus. He worked for the Calexico Unified School District for 34 years at Dool Elementary School as a teacher. He was also an ESL Adjunct Instructor for 31 years at Imperial Valley College. He was a member of the Imperial Valley Radio Control Association and member of St. Mary's Parish.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Arevalo.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Silvia; sons, Bernardo and Roberto; daughter, Lisa "Lupita"; sister, Tita (Lonnie) Mendenhall; brother, Greg; mother, Estrella; nieces, Tony and her 6 children and Chantille Mendenhall; nephews, Anthony and Andrew; cousins from Phoenix, AZ and numerous pets, especially Lucky.
Viewing will be held Monday, June 18, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish on La Brucherie in El Centro along with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Calexico. Burial will immediately follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
He will be greatly missed. Comfort comes to our hearts knowing that he lived his life till the end "His Way".
Family suggests memorials go to Calexico Education Foundation for a Scholarship on Jimmy's behalf for English Learners Students.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from June 16 to June 17, 2012