Guadalupe G. Jimenez, 81, a longtime Sunnyside resident, went to be in the arms of his Savior on Nov. 8, 2012.
Guadalupe was born Dec. 4, 1930 in Edinburg, Texas, the son of Nemecio and Soledad (Galvan) Jimenez. He received his early education in Texas.
In 1956 he married Carmen Herrera in Reynosa, Mexico.
Guadalupe served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Private 2nd Class in 1953.
Guadalupe's greatest enjoyment was spending time with his beloved wife and family. Guadalupe and Carmen went on many fishing trips and occasionally went to the casinos.
He could strike up a conversation with anyone at any time and by the time the visit was over, they were like the best of friends laughing and joking.
Guadalupe was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Carmen Jimenez of Sunnyside; daughters, Pini (David) Byma of Carlsbad, Calif., Carmen Madero of Peachtree City, Ga. and Lusol (Darhl) Edwards of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Teodora Jimenez of Walla Walla; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Rubio Jimenez; son-in-law, Charles Madero; three brothers; and one sister.
Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, from 2 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens with military honors by Lower Valley Honor Guard.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation in Sunnyside for all the love and care given to their husband and father.
Those wishing to sign Guadalupe's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.