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Caetana C. Jimmy, 78, died Sept. 28, 2019, in Bellingham, Washington.
She was born Caetana Gonzalez on July 5, 1941, in Mt. Vernon, New York.
She attended the Edison Technical High School of Mt. Vernon. She furthered her education at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Yonkers, New York, where she earned a licensed practical nurse degree in 1961. She also earned a registered nurse degree from Everett Community College in Washington in 1990.
She worked as a licensed practical nurse and registered nurse at the Pioneer Home, Ketchikan Medical Hospital and Anchorage Native Hospital.
She was married on Sept. 30, 1977, in Anchorage.
Her family writes that she was “Navajo by birth, but Tlingit by adoption and marriage to her husband, Lee Jimmy.”
She resided in Mt. Vernon; Brooklyn, New York; Anchorage; and Ketchikan. She lived in Southeast Alaska for 42 years.
She was a vestry member and usher docent at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ketchikan.
Mrs. Jimmy was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Jimmy; parents, Eloise and Paul Gonzalez; brother, William Gonzalez; and sister, Joyce Gonzalez.
She is survived by her niece, Michele (Cliff) Wilkins Hallmark of Germantown, New York.
A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. David Yaw officiating.
Mrs. Jimmy’s remains will be interred at the columbarium of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ketchikan.