Paul Colin Jimenez, a 35 year old native resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, March 4th, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Long Beach, California, Paul resided in Redondo Beach for his entire life. Paul was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, and also a member of the Elks Club. He attended El Camino College and planned on becoming an electrician with the IBEW. Paul's passion for life was his family and friends. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for them at any time of any minute of any day. Though a man of meager earnings, he always found ways to celebrate, and enrich our lives; a giver, a lover, and compassionate man left him loved by everyone who met, and knew him. With his bright smile and quick witty jokes, Paul could always change a somber moment, and we will always love and remember him for this. Paul has said, "The battles won should not come from triumphs, and good fortunes over others, those riches can be measured, and at the end of the day you would be left with only yourself and your fortune. Give, feed, love, and inspire. Those riches are eternal and will last till the end of time." He is survived by his mother Eleanor Colin Jimenez of Redondo Beach CA; brothers Norbert , Tib, Gus, and Joe; their wives Tamara, Ima, Susan, and Liza; girlfriend Lisa McHenry; nephews Devin, Lauren, Jake, Colin, and Jari; and niece Molly. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA on Thursday, March 15th, 2007 from 5 to 9 pm, with Rosary at 7pm. The service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hermosa Beach, CA on Friday March 16th, 2007 at 10:30 am, and will continue at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Paul. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Epsecially Eleanor- I can not imagine the loss you are feeling. I remember Paul always wanting to make sure everyone had a smile on their face. I just saw him a few weeks ago at the store and he ran up behind me and surprised me. We had such a nice chat about old times and current events. I will never forget how loving and outgoing he was to everyone. Especially the children. He loved to roll on the floor and be one of them. Please lean on each other, your friends and family and remember all the great memories you have. He will always be with you in spirit and watching down on you all. There are no words to take the pain away but know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jennifer (Aust) Norwood

  2. I was very saddened to see paul’s picture in the obituary section while I was reading the news paper. I worked with paul years ago and I remember his great and humerous personality. He will be greatly missed.My condolences to the fam. and friends may god be with you all Maria Gomez

  3. dear eleanor (elli) and family,I was shocked and sadened to hear of paulie’s passing although i have been in tx.over 17 years i still remember the days we all spent together your sons- twig,norb,gus,paulie and jose were like brothers to me.I can tell so many stories of us all like it was yesterday.Just remember the great times you’ve spent with your brother and son and know that he’s watching over you now from the lords house-my deepest sympathies and prayers to your family at this time of grieving with much love daniel (old man) chavez and family.

  4. Dear Jimenez Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time. We wish you all peace and caring that your wonderful family calls upon now. Sincerely, Mo

  5. Dear Jimenez Family, Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that you’re in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer With Love, The Albin Family~ Bill, June, Ryan & Jessica

  6. It was with great sadness that we found out Paul had passed. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ellie and his brothers and other family members during this time. Lean on each other and remember he will always be in your hearts Glen,Stacy,Derek and Emily Ewart

  7. Dear Tia Leon,and Cousins My deepest sympathy to you all at this time.You are in my thoughts and prayers.God is watching over paulie as he is with you. Take Care, Vickie

  8. Dear Jimenez Family, Paul was one of my teenage friends growing up. We used to hang together, and yes he was one to brighten your day. Whenever there was a dull moment, he would make excitement out of it, whenever sad he would make you laugh, whenever mad he would make you smile. Paul introduced me to Lisa Lopez, which to this day is a very good friend of mine, he always had a way of bringing people together. Paul will truly be missed. I only wish that we would have keep in contact over the years. May God Bless Paul and all the Jimenez family in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Steve Farrell

  9. Dear Jimenez Family, We are very sorry for your loss. Paul always made us smile and laugh everytime we saw him and treated our family like his own. Our prayers are with you and Paul. John Albi Family

  10. We are very sorry to hear Paul(Paulie) has passed. Growing up in Redondo, he and all of the Jimenez brothers have played a part in mine (Juanita) and my sisters (Jeanette and Margie Romero) lives. From being kids to going to CCD at Our Lady of Guadelupe, to going to Adams Jr High and RUHS. From the Romero family to the Jimenez family our sincere condolences go out to all of you and may God bless your whole family.

  11. I am sorry to read of your loss. Please accept these comforting words from the Holy Scriptures: “At John 5:28, 29, Jesus said: ‘Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.’ This means that all the dead in Sheol, our loved ones included, will come back to life. (Acts 24:15) Where will this resurrection occur? Psalm 37:29 states: ‘The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.’ Think of what that means! Families and friends torn apart by death will again meet here on earth. As you think of enjoying good times with those whose companionship you once treasured, it is reasonable for your heart to swell with happiness.”

  12. I was dating Norb when I met Paul and all I can say is I am so so sorry to all of you for your loss. Although I have not seen him in years, I was saddend to see the obituary (which by the way was beautiful). He was such a caring, kind, and genuine friend to me and he loved my kids Steven and Kaitlyn. He was funny, goofy and could make me laugh when I was mad at his brother which was ALOT!! One christmas eve I sat down to help make tamales with his mother and I think it was a aunt and he had joked that they were calling me dumb white girl in spanish. But I knew it was not true! I also remember what a crazy driver he was and he would laugh at me for being scared. You are a wonderful family that I remember him loving so much and I send you all my deepest heartfelt condolences. I would love to attend his services. Love to each and everyone of you. Kris

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