Frederick (Perico) Jimenez Sr.
Frederick (Perico) Jimenez Sr.

Frederick (Perico) Jimenez Sr. passed peacefully on July 2, 2023. Frederick was 81 years old and lived a happy and fun life.

Frederick was preceded in death by his mother and father Raymond Jimenez and Nellie Jimenez; his wife of 55 years Slyvia Jimenez; his sister Dorthy Dominguez (Joe); and his brothers Billy Jimenez (Gloria) and Ernie Jimenez (Juana).

Frederick is survived by his two sons Raymond Jimenez (Trisha), Frederick Jimenez Jr. (Yvonne); sisters Ramona Cruz (Mardonio), Maryellen Rios (Bernie), Margie Luera (Frank), Tillie Donnelly (Mike), Nellie Galvez (Joe) Rae Jimenez; brothers Raymond Jimenez (Mary); five grandchildren Jessica Jimenez, Frederick Jimenez III (Natali), Raymond Jimenez Jr., Anthony Jimenez, and Joseph Anthony Jimenez.

Frederick was born on Sept. 16, 1941 in Santa Barbara. He was raised in Carpinteria by his parents Raymond and Nellie, and grew up with seven sisters and three brothers, with him being the youngest out of the boys.

They were a close-knit family that loved each other very much, sharing so many memories, jokes and laughter between one another. There was never a time when they were all together that there wasn’t someone laughing among them.

The love they had for one another was a type of love you find once in a lifetime between a loving family.

Frederick carried a quality that was bigger than life, making his presence known, and making everyone he came into contact with laugh.

Frederick was raised in Carpinteria and lived there his whole life. He graduated from Carpinteria High School in 1959, then went off to the army at the age of 18 to serve his country, and was deployed to Germany.

On Aug. 24, 1963 he got married to Sylvia Villages. He worked as a commercial house painter, which he loved doing since he wanted to live a comfortable life when he retired.

Frederick was always there for his family, and helped raise his two sons. He showed his sons the right way to go about certain situations in life and gave them the tools to make their own lives the best it could possibly be and always motivated them to be the best versions of themselves.

He never wanted anything less from his sons than having them be the men he knew they could be.

Frederick enjoyed painting, collecting Hot Wheels, camping, Vegas trips with his brothers and sisters, playing softball, fishing, barbecuing for his family, watching his sons and grandchildren play sports, watching the Dodgers on TV, and attending family barbecues.

He had many friends near and far, and whenever they came around he always greeted them with his iconic smile.

Frederick was the true definition of bringing laughter wherever he went and always cracking jokes knowing he would get the whole room laughing.

He was definitely a prime example of a happy, funny and joyful soul that should be on this earth. He always had a smile on his face that would bring happiness into the bodies he was around, knowing it was never going to be a bad time around Frederick, but a happy and humorous one.

Frederick lived a fun-filled and happy life where he left his own legacy in his two sons and all his grandchildren that they will never forget.

Frederick was the best father to his children. He always showed the true love he had for them, and care he had for them. Protecting them from any harm and showing them how to live a happy life just like he did. He showed them love and care until his last days.

Although his wife had passed away five years ago, he always kept their marriage alive by never taking off his wedding ring, and always going to visit her whenever he could on any given day.

He was the best husband any wife could have asked for, and everyone around him saw that while he was taking care of her and loving her till her last days.

He was truly one of the funniest and gold-hearted grandfather any grandchild could have asked for. He was always there for them, whether cheering them on from the stands as they played sports, or being there for them whenever they needed someone to just talk to and laugh with. They knew they could always count on him to put a smile on their face and laugh so much until their stomachs were hurting.

From his wife, sisters, brothers, sons and grandchildren, the love and care they had for Frederick was something they all learned from the man he was toward them.

Frederick was a gift from up above and a once-in-a-lifetime man who can never be compared to anyone else. He had the strength to fight through any obstacle that was thrown at him, and he fought until his last days.

He was a great example for everyone to never give up, and an outstanding example of always being happy, funny, being there for anyone, and simply living life to the fullest with jokes and laughter filling up the room.

These qualities will live on and are instilled in his sons and grandchildren until the end of time. He will always be loved and missed dearly, but never forgotten by his family.

On behalf of Frederick Jimenez and our family we sincerely thank Paloma and her wonderful, outstanding and caring team at Sarah House. It was exactly what Frederick and our family wanted and needed to get through this together. It was so peaceful and comforting there, and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Also, a special thanks to the team of Assisted Care with their expertise of caring.

A viewing will at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Welch-Ryce-Haider downton chapel. A celebration of life will be at noon Friday, July 14 at Carptineria Cemetery.