Emma Gene ‘Genie’ Jimenez

Emma Gene ‘Genie’ Jimenez, 66, Aberdeen resident and Spanish translator for the Aberdeen Salvation Army Food Bank, died Friday, January 11, 2013, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.

Emma was born on December 15, 1946, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Eugene and Emma Jean (Anderson) West. Her family moved to New Hall, California when she was a kid. She graduated from William S. Hart High School in 1965.

On March 1, 1975, Genie married Fabian Jimenez in San Fernando Valley, Calif. He resides at the family home.

Soon after their marriage, they moved to Aberdeen. Genie worked for the Salvation Army Food Bank where she did translator work and anything else they needed.

Genie was a member of the Salvation Army. She enjoyed scrapbooking and made each of the grandkids books. She also collected enough state quarters so that each of the grandkids had a complete set of state quarters.

Genie was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Genie is survived by her husband of 37 years, Fabian Jimenez of Aberdeen; two daughters: Olivia and husband, Rafael Montes of Tacoma and Angela Jimenez of Aberdeen; six grandchildren, Alex and Tony Lopez, Rafa, Jimena Montes,Will, Reyna Gamez; a great-grandson she waited for, Adrain Perez; parents, Eugene and Emma Gene West of Colorado; brothers, Richard West of Arkansas and Charles West of Utah; and a sister, Lynette West of Wyoming.

There will be a memorial service for Genie at the Aberdeen Salvation Army Church, 215 N. ‘G’ St in Aberdeen at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20th.

A message of condolence or of a memory can be left for the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.