Julia S. Jimenez went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Visitation will be 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at University Church of Christ, 733 E. North 16th, Abilene. Interment will follow the service at the Tuscola Cemetery.
Julia was born March 6, 1940 to Antonio and Hope Sauceda in Hondo, Texas. She moved to Abilene in 1958 and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of University Church of Christ where she attended bilingual services, helped with the Food Pantry, and the up keep of the church kitchen. She volunteered at The Christian Service Center for many years and also was a volunteer for Election Day. Julia was a true servant and touched every person that ever crossed her path. Above all she loved her family with every ounce of her heart and has left a wonderful legacy for us to follow.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Marcos B. Jimenez; her daughter, Irene Jimenez; and her siblings, Mary Amaya, Gloria Cuellar, Oralia Amaya, and Ricky Sauceda.
Julia is survived by her husband, Raul Garcia; her children, Julia J. Ortega, Petra (Betty) Rodriguez and husband Johnny, Pedro (Pete) Jimenez and wife Karen, Mary Rose Romero, and Jesse Jimenez and wife Matilda; sixteen grandchildren, Heather Lee, Tabatha Waters, Lino Garcia, Anthony Rodriguez, Marcus Jimenez, Gabriel Jimenez, Sarah Williams, Ellie Williams, Kandi Woodyard, Raymond Ramero Jr., Marina Ramero, Michael Jimenez, Christopher Jimenez, Stephanie Estrada, Heather Shaw, Brandon Jimenez; 33 great grandchildren; siblings, Manuel Sauceda, Minnie Flores, Antonio Sauceda Jr., Pete Sauceda, Earnest Sauceda, Rudy Sauceda, Robert Sauceda, and Anita Sauceda; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuneral.ccom
Mary ,and family sorry for your loss. May the lord with you all during this time , be praying for you all
Loredo DAbilene, TX
My condolences to all my cousins for the loss of a great mother and my aunt. So many memories great times through out life. She will truly be missed, tia you will always be in my heart. You have brought so many smiles and hopes and dreams with your loving guidance through the years.
Lord you now have Angel.
Love you and will be missed Tia
Tommy SaucedaTaylor, TX
Our hearts have been sad also as Julia was a good friend.
She will always be with you in your pleasant thoughts.
Allen & Sharon
Allen & Sharon DaughertyAbilene, TX
Raul, I am so sorry for your loss. Those of us at First Christian, didn't get to know Julia well, but the times she visited here with you, she appeared to be a very loving lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
Barbara HartAbilene, TX
Julia ,Betty, and family ,may our heavenly Father rap his arms around you and give you comfort. May our Lord be with you at a time like this. I remember growing up with you when going to college hights and then middle school.Their for I remember Mrs Jimenez from back then . A very sweet person . My condolences to you and your family from the bottom of my heart. May she rest in peace.
Sara Garcia OlveraAbilene, TX
On behalf of First Christian, Abilene, I would like to offer our most sincere condolences to Julia's husband, Raul, and to Julia's children and family. You are all in our prayers, and we wish you many moments of good memories as you gather together. Much love.
Rev. Susan PayneAbilene, TX