Jimmy J.-Arroyave-Obituary

Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave

Woodland, California


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Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave loved his family, national parks and the Sacramento Kings. Arroyave, 30, who grew up in Woodland, Calif., visited the Channel Islands with his family before his deployment to Iraq in March, and was eager to visit other parks in Arizona and New Mexico when he came home. He often e-mailed his wife, Rachelle, reminding her of his love for her and his family, though he would also sneak in some questions about his favorite basketball team. "I would try to go on the Sacramento Kings Web site and update him," she said. Arroyave, who served two missions in Iraq and had served in the Marines since 1993, died April 15 in a non-combat vehicle accident near Ramadi. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. "I know in my heart he died doing what he loved to do," said his wife, who was pregnant when he died. "He was proud to be a Marine, and he loved the military." He is also survived by three daughters, ages 11, 6 and 2.

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Remembering and old friend.

Remembering you, Thinking of you, and Honoring you on this Memorial Day weekend.

Gracias por el sacrificio. Que Dios te vendige. Thank you for your service.

Remembering and honoring Jimmy Arroyave.

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave:
Always remembering Jimmy. "Some gave all."

To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal
sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in
your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the
ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20

A greatful Veteran
MSgt USAF (Ret)
Vietnam 64,65,66,68-6

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave:
Please accept my remembrance of Jimmy on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers

To the family of Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave:
Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; his sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people he died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for his bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.

Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.