Rachel R. Jimenez(1938 - 2014)


Rachel R. Jimenez

Rachel R. Jimenez, 75, was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Soledad and passed away peacefully at her family home on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Prunedale.

Rachel enjoyed being a homemaker for more than 55 years. Rachel loved going camping with her husband, Shorty and her children. She loved gardening and decorating around the family home. Nothing was more important to her than her family. Rachel supported her children and grandchildren in all their activities and sports. Rachel was a loving woman who only wanted the best for her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She enjoyed quality time with her comadres and friends. Her most memorable times were traveling with her husband of 55 years, Shorty.

Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Jimenez; son, Raymond Jimenez Jr.; mother, Asuncion Garcia-Rivas; father, Raymond Rivas; brother, Raymond Rivas; and grandson, Daniel Hernandez Jr..

Rachel is survived by daughter, Diane (Dee Dee) Jimenez; sons, Rudy A. Jimenez and Tom A. Jimenez (Sally) of Castroville; sisters, Carmen Flores of Salinas, Helen Diaz (Domingo) of Castroville, Margaret Cano (Ruben) of Castroville; and brother, Alex Rivas (Minerva) of Salinas; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rachel has left behind many nephews and nieces whom will miss her greatly.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Our Lady of Refuge Church, 11140 Preston St., Castroville, CA 95012.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Our Lady of Refuge Church, 11140 Preston St., Castroville, CA 95012.

Burial will follow at Castroville District Cemetery, 8442 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039.

Arrangements by Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas, 831-424-9700.

Online condolences: www.altavistamortuary.com

Funeral Home

Alta Vista Mortuary
41 East Alisal Street Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-9700

Published in The Salinas Californian on Feb. 5, 2014