Together Once Again
With great sadness our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and catechism teacher Angelina Jiménez joined her Heavenly Father surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Angelina was born in Roswell, N.M. to Pablo Calderón, Sr. and Candelaria Olguin Calderón on June 23, 1931. She spent her early life in San Patricio, N. M. When she married the love of her life, Pablin Jiménez, on July 7, 1949, they moved to Roswell, N.M. where they started their life together and raised their five children. She lived her life as a profoundly Catholic woman of God instilling in her family the values of love of God, faith in God, and the belief in His profound Mercy. Pablin and Angelina, also, instilled in their family a strong work ethic, perseverance, respect for others, to stand for your convictions, and the importance of family.
The Jiménez family had a long-established ministry and strong devotion to their Roman Catholic faith and the community of St. John’s. As a result, she became part of the St. John’s community and very active in all aspects of the St. John’s for 70 years. Angelina served as a catechist for the children of St. John’s for more than 40 years, served as a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe for 70 years and held offices at all levels in the organization, prepared her famous taquitos for the St. John’s Bingo nights, served as a parish council member, served as a Eucharistic minister, served as a lecturer, recited the Holy Rosary for deceased members of St. John’s, visited the sick, brought the Holy Eucharist to the homebound and to the elderly at Casa Maria. Until the age of 70, Angelina worked at the Roswell school’s cafeteria and was beloved by coworkers and the students she served. While at Edgewood Elementary, the students lovingly called her Grandma. She never met a stranger, was kind and loving to everyone she met, and saw the good in everyone. Her kindhearted treatment of people came from her faith because she often said they have the spirit of Jesus in their soul.
All her life, she cared for all of her family which included helping raise grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and Uncle Abeslin she called daddy. She is survived by daughter Pauline and husband Joe Ponce, daughter Gloria and husband Peter Alvarado; son Jimmy and wife Mary Ann Jiménez, and son Bert Jiménez and fiancé Lou Anne Olmedo; aunt Petra Miller; sister Annie Nuñez; sister-in-law Eva Jiménez; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and catechism students.
Angelina is preceded in death by Pablo and Candelaria Calderón, Daddy Abeslin Olguin, Pablin Jiménez, Arthur Jiménez, Michael Ponce, Baby John Ponce, Bartolo and Luz Jiménez, Pablo Calderón, Jr., Henry Calderón, Isabel Briggs, Rudy and Carmen García, George García, Gerard García, Chris García, Priscilla García McDonald, Frank and Prestina Jiménez, Raymond Jiménez, Richard Jiménez, Tommy Nuñez, and good friends Rosa Munoz and Jessie Salazar.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Joseph Ponce, John Ponce, Angelina Ponce, Paul Alvarado, Peter Alvarado, Matthew Alvarado, Jimmy Paul Jiménez, and Ben Jiménez. Honorary pallbearers are: Grandchildren Mary Angel Smith, Jonathan Smith, Valerie Jiménez, Allan Curtis, Jeanette Jiménez, Vanessa Jiménez, Angie Olmedo, and Tom Clegg. Great-grandchildren Jessica Diggins, Ruben Diggins, Alicia Ponce, Michael Patrick Ponce, Kylei Ponce, MacKenzie Ponce, Ryann Ponce, Zoey Ponce, Izaiah Michael Ponce, Aliyah Liest, Jayden Liest, Arthur White, Abriella White, Michaela Lopez, Yasmin Smith, Ysabella Smith, Raul Smith, Pablin Jiménez, Candice Alvarado, Eriq Alvarado, Brianna Alvarado, Jacob Alvarado, Claudia Madrid, Candi Ramírez, Miguel Pando, Raena Alvarado, Matthew Alvarado, Jr., Valerie Clegg and Lillian Clegg. Great-great grandchildren Jaeliana Owens, C.J. Madrid, K.J. Madrid, Harmony Runnels, L’Yonna Madrid, A.J. Gómez, Jr., Ariel Alvarado, and Lhyza Caballero.
A very special thanks goes out to Kindred staff and volunteers especially Glynn Shelton, Anita Marrujo, Rosalia Bravo and Margarita Barron whom mom called “The Honeys”, Aurora Mares, and Dr. Reynaldo Martínez and staff.
A rosary will be held at 7 pm, Monday, August 5, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 also at St. John’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel.