OBITUARY

Joe F. Ximenes

October 9, 1926February 2, 2021
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Joe F. Ximenes, age 94, passed away on February 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas with his beloved wife of nearly 66 years by his side. He was born in his family home in Floresville, Texas on October 9, 1926.

Joe grew up in the small town of Floresville where his humble upbringing inspired his drive for success. A child of the depression, his older siblings helped to raise and guide him. He was an excellent football player and after graduating high school, he attended one year at the University of Texas at Austin before enlisting in the United States Army. He served as 1st Sgt E-8 in the First Battalion 16th Infantry Regiment in Furth, Germany. While serving in Germany, he met Irene Lindner. They were married February 3,1954. While he was enlisted, they were stationed in Germany, Italy, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Once he reached the end of his active service in 1966, he and Irene settled in San Antonio where they raised their 3 sons.

Joe attended Southwest Texas State University through the GI Bill and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science. He was a teacher for some time and would later work for the City of San Antonio in the Finance Department. He worked his way up with the City and became the Assistant Finance Director, a position he held for over 20 years. He was not a man that was idle and even after retiring, he volunteered at Brooks Army Medical Center and spent his free time maintaining his family property in Floresville. He loved ranch and farm work.

Joe was an animal lover and the Ximenes home was never without dogs, cats, and birds. Stray animals seemed to always find their way to Joe and Irene. His love for animals was a genetic trait passed down to his children and grandchildren. He was an avid reader and loved historical fiction. He loved BBQ ribs, Coca-Cola, Blue Bell Buttered Pecan Ice Cream and always had a pack of Wrigley’s Peppermint gum in his shirt pocket. He always carried cash and never wore jeans.

Although he was a quiet and reserved man, he always had a smile on his face. He adored his wife and took great pride in watching his children and grandchildren grow and thrive. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Hercilinda Ximenes; his siblings, Hercilia (Sista), Ben, Waldo, Vicente, Madge, and Edward. He is survived by his wife, Irene Ximenes; his children, Pat Ximenes (Suzanne), Dr. Rey Ximenes (Jessica Manson), and Henry Ximenes (Lisa Marie); his grandchildren, Carly (Tobias Smith), Rey, Austin, Ariel and Maggie; and his great granddaughter, Margie.

Private services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Theresa Poenisch

February 25, 2021

His everlasting kindness, devotion and loving nature for Irene and his family. A man who embodied all the best qualities of the Ximenes siblings.

Annie Suite

February 25, 2021

It is hard to think of Joe and not be taken back to any number of Christmas Eve celebrations. Their home was always filled with the most loving collection of people, the aroma of tamales and queso, and the magical feeling of the holidays. As Pat’s (some day to be) little sister-in-law, my 11YO self felt so welcome and accepted in their home. Year after year this never changed. Even when I missed many years a in a row. The last Christmas Eve I spent with them was maybe ten years ago, and all the same characters were there... just a few decades older and more in number. Something so comforting knowing that Joe and Irene would on hand to ask how I was and what was new. They lovingly engaged the youngest in the rooms, welcoming them with open arms just as they did me all those years ago. Thank you Joe. Rest sweetly.

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February 20, 2021

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Sonia Jimenez

February 13, 2021

Both Joe and Irene always had a happy disposition. They opened their home on Christmas Eve and provided years of good memories for the entire family. RIP Joe and God bless everyone whose lives he touched.

Dallow Fofana

February 10, 2021

I worked as a nurse for Joe and his wife at Belmont Village Senior Assited Living. Joe was a man of few words but showed great love and devotion to his wife Irene, which we all admired. He loved a well heated room and a can of coke in late afternoons. He will go out on the bus once in a while to get coke or do scenery bus tours.
He continued on his accounting job/knowledge while at the Assisted Living. He will be missed.
Rest In Peace.
Dallow
(Nurse)

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