Odilia Jimenez (Lila), 88, beloved wife, and mother of 8, passed away on February 28, 2022, in Odessa, TX.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 3, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Odessa, with Father Joe Barbieri officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Odilia was born in Morelos Coahuila, Mexico to Mauro and Natalia Rodriguez on August 20, 1933. She married Ruben J. Jimenez on September 24, 1955. Odilia was beautiful inside and out. She was a devout Catholic, loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother. Being surrounded by her children and grandchildren brought her great joy. Odilia and her husband founded Ruben’s Boot Shop and Repair in 1974.
Odilia is preceded in death by her parents, Mauro and Natalia Rodriguez; her son-in-law, H. Dean Gallegos; and her grandson, Jacob Jimenez.
Odilia is survived by her husband, Ruben J. Jimenez Sr.; her children: Ruben Jimenez Jr. and his wife Janet, Gerardo Jimenez and his wife Debbie Jimenez, Aracely J. Gallegos Anaya and her husband Gilbert Anaya, Salvador Jimenez, Juanita Gonzalez, Luis Jimenez, Albert Jimenez and his wife, Sonya Jimenez, and Javier Jimenez his wife Christy Jimenez; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
The family of Odilia wish to extend our sincere thanks to her caretaker, America, and daughters.