Valero, Jenny 12/02/1948 - 08/15/2019 (70 years young)
Jenny Marjorie Valero was born in Ecuador on December 2nd, 1948. She was one of twelve children, 6 boys and 6 girls. She migrated, with her eldest sister to New York at the young age of 17 to look for a better life. Over the next several years her mother, Maria Rosa, and other siblings would join her.
Jenny would remain in New York, raising her 2 girls, until July of 1988 when she, along with her husband and 2 daughters would move across the US to California. A place she had visited once several years prior and fell in love with.
In 1989 she would start working at United Airlines in the cabin service. She started working part time where her commute to LA was often longer than the hours she worked. But being a hard worker, Jenny would push along knowing it would eventually turn into a full-time job. She would gain lifelong friends from this position. She would often tell many stories of the tricks she would play with her coworkers and friends to get out of work or stay late until she retired in 2005. She would then gain another almost full-time job taking care of her one and only and adored granddaughter Makayla.
Makayla was born in 2005 and was very close to her grandmother even calling her mom. Jenny would often ask “Who told me to have a child at this age?” and laugh because although she would ask, she absolutely loved being a grandmother. Makayla was her life and her heart.
Jenny LOVED to cook. She loved watching cooking shows and inventing new foods and was excellent at doing so. You would often find her scribbling recipes on any piece of paper she could find, which were often legible only to herself as her recipes did not include the usual instructions but mostly only ingredients. She could even sample a meal from a restaurant and duplicate it exactly or better without knowing the directions. Cooking was her passion and her pastime, and it showed in the preparation. Her meals impacted many people. It was how she communicated. She also loved watching Spanish novellas and sewing many things, especially curtains. All her loved ones have at least one curtain hanging in their home curtesy of Jenny. It was at the swap meet shopping for fabric that she would meet one of her very best friends, Maria. You could call Jenny at any time for a coffee or a fresh squeezed juice or a meal and she was always ready and willing to prepare a meal for those she loved.
Jenny Valero, 70, passed away, unexpectedly, on the morning of Thursday, August 15th, 2019 in her home in Chino.
She will be remembered for her AMAZING food, giving spirit and for her selflessness. She lived her life in sacrifice for her children and her loved ones, always opening her heart and home to others. Jenny was always a leader and a fighter, witty and creative in all that she tackled, never afraid of anything and always willing to lend a listening ear or comfort you with a home cooked meal.
Jenny is survived by her grand-daughter, Makayla, her 2 daughters, Jennifer and Kathy, her son-in-law Anthony, and her husband, Sergio. Jenny is also survived by her 4 sisters, Chela, Venus, Daisy and Sonia, her 3 brothers, Huberth, Edgar, and Dalton and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held for her at Sacred Heart Church in West Covina (date TBD) followed by a reception at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Alta Loma.