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Anthony Jimenez Celebration of Life in McMinnville

1993 – 2013

Anthony Jimenez
Celebration of Life for Anthony Jimenez is Friday, July 12. Photos: Jimenez family

(SALEM) - A celebration of life will take place this afternoon for 20-year old Anthony K. Jimenez, of McMinnville, who died June 30, 2013, as the result of a drowning accident at the Donkey Ponds, a favorite local swimming spot.

Anthony was born May 22,1993, in Portland, Oregon. He is survived by his father, Abel “Kino” Jimenez; his mother, Danyelle Lopez; his brothers, Steven, Cruscito and Isaiah; two sisters, Sabrina and Sienna; and his young daughter, Brooklyn. He also leaves behind a girlfriend, Tavia Surratt, and a large extended family in the Dayton/McMinnville area.

Anthony, his father and brothers, 2013.

People smile when they think of Anthony. “He was a great bro, we told each other everything. We asked each other advice about everything. He was a person you could go talk to, just to vent or share a secret,” said his sister, Sabrina.

“He was also very soft and emotional at times. He would always make you laugh.”

Anthony will be remembered by the love he showed others, and the joy he got out of life.

There is an account at Bank of America for those that would like to donate on behalf of Anthony, under his name. Family and friends hosted a car wash and bake sale in McMinnville on July 7th, raising over $2000 to offset expenses.

“It’s a blessing to know how much love there is out there. On behalf of my family, thank you all, for giving and supporting our family in our time of need. God Bless you all,” said Maria Gutierrez.

“There was a wonderful turn out,” said Alicia Gutierrez. “Every one has really come out to help in this tragic time. His parents especially appreciate the love and support.”

The Celebration Gathering is Friday, July 12, 2013, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the west side of Wortman Park, next to DMV. It is a potluck and BBQ event, so bring your place settings, a food dish or two, and extra chairs if possible.

Anthony K. Jimenez

“You will be greatly missed”

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Anonymous July 13, 2013 10:25 am (Pacific time)

Very sorry to hear about the loss of this young person, what a shame it is, thanks Salem-News for covering this, the loss of a life is such a hard thing for a family to endure.

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