Eugenia Dolores ""Genie"" Jimenez(1951 - 2014)

CARMEL?VALLEY, CA – Eugenia Dolores "Genie" Jimenez was born and raised in Los Angeles by her parents, Eufemia Canales and Leo Quezada Jimenez whom she now joins with our Lord after a sudden passing on June 4, 2014.
Genie or "Lolita" as her family called her, graduated from Immaculate Heart High School, Loyola Marymount University and West Los Angeles College of Law. She was previously married to Frank Soliz.
Genie worked in a variety of capacities for CBS Legal Department, Meserve, Mumper & Hughes and other private law firms. She really found her niche, however, as the Community Liaison for the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office (where she worked until her retirement) fighting for women's and consumer rights.
After retirement she moved to sunny Carmel Valley. Genie's desire to help people motivated her to go back to work and she found the Alliance on Aging to be a wonderful outlet for her passion to help those in need. Genie would drive the Alliance on Aging's Community Outreach van throughout all of Monterey County to hundreds of events each year to tirelessly help seniors and also to provide them with information on benefits and how to get help.
Genie brought that same spirit, passion and energy to her work as the Chair of the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women and the many other boards, commissions and public service organizations she worked on.
She is survived by her loving son, Luis F. Soliz, Jr. of Carmel Valley and her partner and companion of 18 years, attorney Bret Graham. She also leaves her brother, Leo Jimenez and sister, Susanna (Michael) Ortiz and nieces, Mia, Sophia and nephews, Leo, Jr., Diego and Emilio.
Services will be held at Forest Lawn – Glendale Cemetery June 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Donations in her name in lieu of flowers may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, or Immaculate Heart High School (LA).
Genie continues to motivate us with her enthusiasm for life, positive outlook and work ethic. Her friends, family and the public she served will greatly miss her warm and cheery smile. We love you

Published in The Monterey Herald from June 10 to June 15, 2014