Santos Rios Jimenez

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Santos Rios Jimenez, 87, of Uvalde died on Dec. 9, 2013, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on May 10, 1926, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico to Sapopa Villegas and Santana Rios. She married Jose Emilio Jimenez in Mexico on April 14, 1942. She is survived by her husband of 71 years; seven daughters, Socorro Rodriguez, Lupe Martinez and companion, Juan Torres, Gloria Alejandro and companion, Alfredo Sanchez, Rosa Gonzalez and husband, Rogelio, Jane Yeackle and husband, John, Margarita Jimenez Munoz and husband, Mario, all of Uvalde, Alicia Jimenez and fiancé, Tony Hernandez, of San Antonio; four sons, Jaime Jimenez and wife, Delia, of Van Wert, Ohio, Hector Jimenez, Alfredo Jimenez and companion, Sharon Repogle, and Oscar Jimenez, all of Uvalde; one sister, Rosa Pina of Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; one brother, Jesus Rios of Eagle Pass; 42 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jesse Jimenez; one grandson, Javier Jimenez; two brothers; and one sister. A rosary was recited Thursday and a vigil was held on Friday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held yesterday at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carlos Martinez, John Luke Ratliff, Josh Jimenez, Mark Anthony Munoz, Luis Estrada Jr., Hector Jimenez Jr., Jose R. Jimenez, Jimmy Jimenez, Freddy Jimenez and Jerry Jimenez. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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