Gliceria S. Jimenez was born on May 13, 1924 in the town of Bacolor, Pampanga in the Philippines. She was married to her late husband, Ricardo Jimenez, for over 50 years and had 4 children. Gliceria, or “Ering” as she was lovingly called by her close family and friends, worked from 1962 to 1986 as a government employee at the Quezon City Hall. After her retirement she regularly traveled between the Philippines and the United States until emigrating for good in 2006.
Gliceria enjoyed gardening and loved flowers, particularly orchids. Cooking, too, was one of her favored hobbies. A hobby that was enjoyed by her family as well, as every generation will attest to the fact that she was an amazing cook. A devout Catholic, her family was the main priority in her life and she was as caring and loving a mother and wife as there has ever been. Her zest and love for life, though, were unparalleled. She was strong willed, a fighter to the very end, in spite of being in and out of the hospital on numerous occasions.
Gliceria is survived by her four children Ariel, Agnes, Liza and Bey, and her in-laws, Luz, Ed, Butch and Peter. She leaves behind six grandchildren, Kristine and her husband Ruel, Kring, Mae, Richard, Rhianne, and Gless, as well as great-granddaughter Amelie.