Ezequiel Fernando Jacinto Jimenez Pinto “Fernando” was sadly taken from us too soon on October 16, 2018.
Fernando was born in Panama City, Panama, on April 14, 1959. He grew up as a child in Ecuador and later immigrated from Ecuador to the United States in the 1980’s. He attended the University of New Mexico and earned a bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy. He worked as a registered respiratory therapist throughout his career. During Fernando’s shifts working as a Respiratory Therapist at the Albuquerque Hospital he fell in love with Cecil “Cece” Huff. On Halloween, October 31, 1992, Fernando married Cece, his soul mate and the love of his life.
In more recent years Fernando joined Cece in her state department career as a Foreign Service Health Practitioner working in US Embassies all over the world. During their many postings overseas Fernando worked as an employee of the State Department in various roles and was proud of his contributions.
Fernando and Cece shared a love for travel. During their 25 years of marriage, they lived all over the world. Fernando had a passion for Formula One racing, as well as collecting coins, pens, logo shirts and hats.
Fernando appreciated the finer things in life; food, wine and amazing friends and acquaintances. Those who were blessed to know Fernando would tell you he was the most loving, passionate, giving person, and a true gentleman. He and Cece were the heart of many friendships. They often planned and hosted parties to ensure connections and relationships remained strong. He knew that adventure, experience, and making memories were life's greatest gifts.
Fernando was predeceased by his mother Fanny Pinto Jimenez and his father Ezequiel Jimenez. He will be sadly missed by his wife and soul mate, Cecile Jimenez, and his Malaysian fur baby, “Lola Chica”. Fernando will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Yvonne (Fausto) Corral, Sandra Jimenez, Maria Cristina Stevens, Luis (Fanny) Jimenez, The Huff family, his colleagues and extended family around the world.
Until we meet again, our friend, rest in peace.