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6934 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
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Marguerite Dolores
Jimenez (Brecheen)

February 20, 1922 – August 3, 2018

Marguerite Jimenez
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Obituary for Marguerite Dolores Jimenez (Brecheen)

Visitation for Marguerite will be 4-8 PM Tuesday, August 7 at the funeral home.


Services for Marguerite will be 10 AM Wednesday, August 8 at St. James the Greater Catholic Church (4201 S. McKinley Ave, OKC, OK 73109) with burial to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.


Marguerite Brecheen Jimenez passed away on August 3, 2018. Born in Maxwell, Oklahoma on February 20,1922 to Sally Isaacs and Burt Brecheen, she grew up in various Oklahoma towns during the depression. She came to live in Oklahoma City as a teenager and worked in a family friend’s restaurant, El Patio. There she met her husband Frank of 67 years. She moved into Walnut Grove and became an integral part of the Hispanic community and culture that she loved. She raised four children in South Oklahoma City while working at Tinker Air Force Base starting as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. While at Tinker, she was a member of the Federal Women’s Program actively fighting for equal pay and equal opportunity for women. When she was 59, she retired from Tinker and dedicated herself to many volunteer projects including the 1986 Immigration Amnesty Program, developing the SLIAG school at Little Flower Catholic Church preparing over 1000 people to become documented residents, and after seeing the need in the community helped create and manage the Little Flower Clinica. For all of these efforts the City awarded her the “Five Who Care” Award in 1990. She loved genealogy, writing, sewing, cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, ping pong, traveling, music, picnicking, and spending time with the people she loved. She always began her day with the Psalm “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.” The family would like to thank Marguerite’s friend and caretaker Cindy Strother, who helped her enjoy every day. We would also like to thank Norma and Dalila and all the wonderful people at Centennial Hospice.

She is preceded in death by:
• her parents;
• brothers Glen Brecheen and Kenneth Brecheen;
• sisters Lahoma Graham and Catherine Martin;
• and husband Frank Jimenez.

She is survived by:
• her son Frank E. Jimenez of Colorado and daughter-in-law Laura;
• daughter Patricia Brooks and husband Bud of Oklahoma City;
• son Rudy and wife Lori of Luther;
• son Matthew and wife Rose of Oklahoma City.
• 16 grandchildren; Frank A., Susan, Mark, Jason, Joel, David, Michael, Becca, Aimee, Angela, Elizabeth, Raulyn, Anthonette, Rudy Jr., Charles, and Stacey;
• 35 great- grandchildren;
• 3 great-great-grandchildren;
• many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

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Visitation

When Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
Address
4000 SW 119th Street
Oklahoma City, OK

Service Information

When
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 10:00am
Officiating
Father Bill H. Pruett
Location
St. James the Greater Catholic Chucrch
Address
4201 S. McKinley
Oklahoma City, OK

Interment Information

Location
Resurrection Memorial Cemetery
Address
7801 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK