Leonard H. Jimenez, 82, a lifetime Puebloan, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2020. He was born Feb. 25, 1938.
He is preceded in death by his parents Max and Cruz (Arguello) Jimenez; daughter, Denise Jimenez Lile; sisters, Annie Pierce, Esther Arriaga, Rose Spiess, Jackie Jimenez, Jay Shirley; brothers, Joe Jimenez, Raymond Jimenez, and Carmen Jimenez.
He earned an associates degree in Auto mechanics and later became an R.N., where he worked both at CO State Hospital and St. Mary Corwin Hospital. He was a family man, kind, and generous, who loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Pueblo Municipal Shooters where he served in various positions on the Board of Directors; including President numerous times. He helped to establish Junior Marksman program. He was an NRA Instructor for many years. He loved to hunt, and spent many hours with his friends shooting.
Leonard is survived by his wife June Kirsch Jimenez, of 44 years; his children, Desiree Jimenez, Stacy Hurtado, Andrew Valesquez (Ann Marie); step-children, Shelly Frank (David), Stacey Diaz (David), Walter Sipple; grandchildren, Nicole Briggs (Dennis), Michael Hurtado (Lauren), Terry Hurtado, Marshall Sipple; great-grandchildren, Marlie Briggs, Tristin Briggs, Easton Hurtado, Emmitt Hurtado; siblings, Max Jimenez, Audrey Lewis; in-laws Jim Spiess and Irene Jimenez; numerous other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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