Tami Doreen Jimenez, from San Jacinto, Ca went to rest in heaven on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, Ca while receiving treatment for complications from Leukemia. Born and raised in San Jacinto to Romero and Dora Jimenez in 1972, Tami was an amazing member of a loving family. Her siblings include Jimmy & Susan Jimenez, Randy & Emily Jimenez, Daniel & Jamie Jimenez, and Tracy & Abraham Almanza. Tami was also a dearly beloved Aunt and Godmother to Joseph, Kayla, Danielle, Jacob, Matthew, Elizabeth, Katie, Juliette, Isaac, Aaron, Juliana, Eli, Avelina, Aviana, and Great Aunt to Amelia. She was an alumni of Monte Vista Middle School & San Jacinto High School Class of 1990 where she was a cheerleader for five years and her class Vice President. She also graduated from California State University, San Bernardino, where she earned a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and was in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Chicano Coalition and worked as a retail manager throughout her college years. Recently, Tami was fulfilling a lifelong goal while in a graduate program at Western Governor’s University. Tami was respected for her incredible leadership as a teacher and Catholic School Principal and retail manager for fifteen years. Tami also served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and completed a voluntary mission for two years in Honduras at Finca de los Niños/Farm of the Child, where she was the Director. Tami was a beautiful person and was well known for loving to laugh and her upbeat demeanor and amazing smile.
Tami exuded the love of God in her life of service. She was a woman of faith which was demonstrated through her actions. During the pandemic, Tami would gather her little nieces and nephews and teach them catechism in a home classroom. No matter the circumstance, Tami's optimistic nature prevailed. Through many adversities in life, she remained hopeful, filled with faith & love. These are the greatest gifts one can have in life.
Along with the family members mentioned above, Tami is survived by a large family including her Aunts Juanita Olivo, Bernadette Torres, Didi Cabrera, Elisa Urias, Delia Berroteran and Uncles Tony Bustos, Johnny Bustos, George Bustos, Fred Bustos and Al Jimenez. Many cousins including Cynthia Olivo, and a large circle of friends. Her imprint on our lives was profound and we will miss her so much. Tami will be laid to rest on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Hemet Valley Mortuary for a Rosary and Viewing and a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Friday, September 3, 2021 followed by a burial at Hemet Valley Cemetery. The mass will be officiated by Father Erik along with four other priests who knew and respected Tami. More information will be provided at the services regarding a reception. If you would like to honor Tami and her life of service to others, donations may be sent to Farm of the Child 100 S. Ashley Drive Ste 600 Tampa, FL 33602 https://www.farmofthechild.org/donate and/or City of Hope in honor of Tami Jimenez https://ourhope.cityofhope.org/give/286522/#!/donation/checkout. Tami found great peace in the words of St. Theresa, “remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.” And Mother Theresa “spread love everywhere you go, let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”
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