Graveside services for Pete Jaimez, 74, Lawrence, will be private at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.
Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pete passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020 at Kindred Hospital Northland in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was born June 29, 1946 to Jean Carmen Jaimez and Julia Rodriquez.
He leaves behind his partner of 41 years Jeanetta Buzzard and there three adult children, Antonio of Lawrence, and his son, Wahya (Yezekiel), Ayala of Lawrence, AlesCia (Darren) of Kansas City, KS, Ramena Vega (Joe) of Topeka; and four grand babies, Anysia, Gabriella Moore, Jose Vega, and Veronica Vega, and 8 great grand babies. Elainia Gonzales of Houston, and four granddaughters, Jessica, Adrianna, Audrey, and Alexis. He also leaves behind 11 great grand babies.
He is also survived by his mother Julia Rodriguez of Coffeeville, KS, and five brothers: Mike of Topeka, Andy (Rhonda) of Coffeeville, KS, Tom of Leawood, KS, Gene of Lawrence, KS, and Allen of Topeka, KS.
He was preceded in death by his father Jean Carmen of Topeka; his sister, Christina Behrns of Haysville KS; brothers, Tim of Coffeeville, KS, and Sam of Lawrence, KS.
Pete enjoyed taking walks with his two grandsons, Usdi and Wahya. He loved Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Chiefs. He watched the games with his son Antonio. Pete enjoyed going on adventures and collecting rocks and driftwood.
He had so much fun taking trips and loved his family in Idaho. He spoke of his family here in Lawrence and Coffeeville all the time and all the good times he had growing up here. To name a few that he spoke of often were Rosalie, Louie, Rick, Connie, Margaret, Kathy, Uncle Pete’s son Pete, Louis, he loved all his cousins and family. He really liked Sunday dinners with the kiddos and grandkiddos.
He was a kind, peaceful, ornery, loving, funny man.
He was good at his parable: Highway or no way at all.