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Elena Jimenez Chia

November 15, 1940 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 78)

November 15, 1940

October 4, 2019

Helen Elena Jimenez Chia 78, of Abilene received her angel wings and peacefully transitioned to her heavenly resting place on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Elena was born to Carlos Jimenez Sr. and Alice Jimenez and was the oldest of seven siblings. Elena married Arnold “Ray” Amador and had eight children together.

Elena is at heavenly rest with her parents Carlos & Alicia Jimenez, daughter Martha Jean Amador, brothers, Larry Jimenez and Archie Jimenez, granddaughters - Ana Marie Pallarez, Reyna Helene Amador, and Michele Lee Pallarez-Juarez.

Elena leaves a wonderful and beautiful family that she loved and nurtured with all her heart to carry on her legacy. Left to honor her memory are her Seven children, Nellie Reyes-Manuel (Dana Manuel), Alicia Amador, Ora Salinas, (Merado Salinas), Betsy Aguirre, Janie Amador, Larry Amador, (Rita Whitley), and Rikki Sanchez.

Eleven Grandchildren

Christina Pallarez, Zachary Manuel, Michael Amador, Brittany King, Matthew Cisneros, Elena Reyes, Christopher Salinas, Bre’Anna Cisneros, Bae Leigh Aguirre, Ray Amador, and Joey Garcia,

Fifteen great grandchildren – Joshua Pallarez-Taylor, Katherina Pallarez, Aaron Juarez, Averee’ Juarez, Gavin Tredeau, Chandler Amador, Jadyn Cisneros, Dillon Cisneros, Brionna Miller, Symbri Miller, Danika Salina, Eli Salinas, Jazz Johnson, Jada Johnson, and Jaye Johnson.

One Great-great grandchild Alijah Juarez.

Extended Family – Carlos Jimenez Jr., Ora Velasquez, Richard Jimenez, Jinger Hollowell, Liz Guerrero Jimenez, Tia Rosa Stokes, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ceremony Details


Saturday, October 5, 2019

12 noon - 6 pm

Elmwood Funeral Home

Sunday, October 6, 2019

12 noon – 7:00 pm

Elmwood Funeral Home

5750 Hwy 277 South

Abilene, Texas 79606

Prayer Service

Sunday, October 6, 2019

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Elmwood Funeral Home

5750 Hwy 277 South

Abilene, Texas 79606

Celebration of life Mass

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

826 Cottonwood St

Abilene, Texas 79601

10:00 am Monday, October 7, 2019

Burial / Interment To Follow Elmwood Memorial Park

Garden of Hope

Elmwood Memorial Park

5750 US Hwy 277 South

Abilene, Texas 79706

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