Andres “Cowboy” Jimenez, 82, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at home with his family at his side.
Andres was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Safford, Arizona, the son of Lorenzo and Maria Jimenez.
Andres enlisted in the United States Navy, April 23, 1948. He served in the Korean War and was also a shipmate aboard the following ships: Tarawa CV-40, Antietam CV-36 and USS Badoeng Straits CVE-116.
He married Margarita Sanchez of Glenbar, Arizona, on April 14, 1951. They came to Superior as a young couple in 1953. Andres went to work for Magma Copper Company and retired after 30 years. He then went to work five more years as security guard with Pinkerton Security.
Andres loved spending time with his family, enjoyed going to the casino, talking about the Navy and mining. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Margaret “Maggie” Jimenez; daughter, Stella (Elias) San Miguel; sons, John (Patsy) Jimenez, Andy and Mario Jimenez; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Jimenez were held Friday, Feb. 22, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Superior with the Rosary at 9 a.m. and the Funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.
An online memorial may be signed at www.SuperiorFuneral.com.
December 13, 1930 – February 17, 2013