Jose De Jesus Mora-Jimenez was born March 11, 1942 to Tiburcio Mora-Luna and Hilaria Jimenez- Barboza in Cuautla Jalisco, Mexico. Chuy, as he was known to his family and friends, was one of fourteen children.
All those who met Chuy will tell you the most distinct thing about him was he was always smiling and whistling, he had a deep love of music and cheerfully whistled to the music constantly playing in his head. As a young man, Chuy was a talented futbol player and enjoyed singing Mariachi, activities he enjoyed watching and joining in on his entire life. Tiburcio was a butcher, an occupation that kept his family well fed and assisting his father was Chuys first job which also gave him the skills to eventually work as a ranch hand herding cattle. He eventually headed north to The Bay Area of California where he worked many jobs in both automotive factories and restaurants. Chuy eventually returned to Jalisco to marry his lifelong sweetheart Isabel Cardenas on January 4, 1975. The two moved to the Bay area where Chuy worked at Celia’s Mexican Restaurant and the couple welcomed two sons, Horacio followed by Jesus Alonso. The family of four eventually made their way to Washington State, settling in Auburn where Chuy & Isabel went on to operate the Mazatlán Mexican Restaurant in Auburn for over 40 years.
In Chuy’s later years, after knowing the restaurant was being well cared for by his two sons, Chuy, along with Isabel, enjoyed traveling, watching the Chivas and spending time with their granddaughters. Watching his granddaughter, Micaela, excel as a Futbol player provided Chuy with a great deal of pride.
Jose De Jesus Mora-Jimenez is survived by his wife Isabel, sons Horacio & Alonso (Lindsay) grandchildren Micaela, Samara, Thomas and Valentine, his sisters Eduviges & Vitorina, brothers, Jose, Alberto, Rosalio, Tiburcio and Ramon and countless beloved nieces, nephews and Godchildren. He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, and siblings Rafael, Maria Hermelinda, Hermelinda, Miguel, Guadalupe & Natividad. Viewing will be held at Bonny Watson Funeral Home located at 1535 SW Dashpoint Road in Federal Way from 2:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday July 23, 2020. Due to COVID safety restrictions, please wait in your car until you can enter.