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Jennie Rangel Colomé
Jennie Rangel Colomé, 96, beloved mother of Patricia Oreña (resident of Salinas for 30 years) and Charles Thomas Oreña (resident of Southern California), died peacefully Saturday, February 9, 2013, after a brief illness. Jennie was born November 24, 1916, in Los Angeles, but lived in Santa Barbara since the age of two. She was the daughter of Manuel Rangel and Carlota Avalos Rangel.
Jennie was married to Thomas Charles Oreña for 31 years. Later in life, at the age of 78, she married James Vidal Colomé who passed away in 2000.
Jennie is survived by her sister, Angela and her husband, Louis Soto; daughter, Patricia Oreña; her son, Charles Oreña; daughter-in-law, Kathy Oreña; many nieces and nephews and close friends. Beloved siblings that departed before her, Henry Rangel, Manuel Rangel, Mike Rangel, Benny Rangel, Andrea Oreña, Charlotte Centeno, Josephine (Jody) Nicholson, and Petra (Pat) Richardson.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Reception was held for family and close friends in Santa Barbara.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asked to please make donations or volunteer in Jennie's memory to the
Published in The Salinas Californian from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2013