Jane B. “San Juanita” Andaverde, known as Big Mama, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in Yakima, WA. Jane was born on January 09, 1953 in Donna, TX the daughter of Dorothy (Valdez) and Francisco Andaverde. Jane was a very caring, non judgmental and giving person to all. She devoted her life to her family and friends. Jane loved children so much; she would request to care for the new babies in the family. She loved receiving many compliments on her delicious tacos, rice and chili, which she made and shared with all. Jane was a woman who never closed her door to anyone and was always there to lend a helping hand. Most of all Jane cherished time spent with children and grandchildren.
Jane is survived by her longtime companion, Socorro Delgante of Yakima, WA. One daughter Alma Cuevas (Juan Jimenez) of Yakima, WA, two sons Jaime Gonzalez (Blanca Gutierrez) of Walla Walla, WA and Adam Gonzalez (Neina) of Yakima, WA, fifteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Dolores Andaverde of Sunnyside, Delia Andaverde, Isabel Andaverde and Gracie Gronillo (Paul) all of Yakima, WA. Three brothers, Frank Andaverde, Ismael Andaverde and Gabriel Andaverde all of Sunnyside, WA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Francisco Andaverde, grandson Francisco “Brian” Jimenez, two sisters Sofia Andaverde and Rosie Andaverde.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, WA. Burial will follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Jane’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.