Jennie Munoz
March 31, 2021

Jennie Munoz

WASHINGTON, D.C. | On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Jennie Munoz, loving daughter, sister, and friend passed away at 43. She was born on January 18, 1978 in Stockton, California to Maria Socorro Vargas and Juan Munoz-Botello.

With hard work and dedication, she went on to achieve a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work pursuing her lifelong passion for championing human rights around the world. Jennie's determination to serve on the front lines of foreign policy even took her overseas on tours in Venezuela and Sudan.

She was generous and a fighter for those in need. The list of strengths she embodied are too numerous to list but top among them: her love of family, her faith, her resilience, adventurous spirit, zest for life, internal nobility, and authenticity are a banner to follow.

Jennie is survived by her mother, her father, her siblings, family, and friends.

The celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 10, at St. Joseph on Capitol Hill. This will be open to all who would like to pay their respects to Jennie. Please note there will be protocols in place due to COVID-19. Information will be updated on the memorial site:


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"I believe that in order to achieve something, whether it be success, love, or prestige, one must go through obstacles and overcome them with endurance, courage, and most importantly, love for all things. Therefore, I can say that my future may be full of struggles and hardships, but I will overcome them with strength and spirit, just as my parents taught me." - Jennie Munoz, Briar Cliff University Review 1997

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Published by Rapid City Journal on Apr. 7, 2021.
Celebration of Life
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Jennie was an unforgettable friend to our daughter, Patty and brought her many happy memories - we know she rests in the peace of God
Gisela Aguilo
April 9, 2021
The Aguilo Family (Patty)
April 9, 2021
My heart is aching, Maria. It breaks our heart to lose a child. Jennie, so beautiful and gifted. Jennie was blessed to have you as her mother and example through life. I don't know of a more dedicated and loving mother than you, Maria. I can't imagine being on this journey with Jennie and the faith, courage and stamina that God provided to you both. We pray that beautiful Jennie be peaceful and smiling her beautiful smile in the light of God's face. We pray for you, Maria, and your family as well. Virtual hugs until we can hug you in person. We love you
Judy Hasenohrl
April 8, 2021
My sincere condolences and prayers are with your family. As a fellow High School classmate of Jennie´s I will always have fond memories of friendship and moments shared with Jennie. From Academic events, choir, Graduation, or just simply passing in the halls of the old Hill City High School, Jennie always had a smile on her face. Even in High School she was an inspiration and a role model to those around her. Every life than Jennie touched was the better for it and her legacy reached farther than she probably ever realized or imagined that it would. Thank you for always being a caring, loving, honest, and trustworthy friend Jennie. I will miss you my friend.
Justin Kruse
April 8, 2021
I am so sorry you lost your daughter!! My prayers are with you. (from South Dakota!)
Vivian Ellis
April 8, 2021