Ramon “Porky” Milford Jimenez

Ramon “Porky” Milford Jimenez, 81, quietly answered to his final call while on this earth to enter his eternal heavenly home on September 24, 2015. He was born on July 25, 1934, on the Klamath Indian Reservation at the Klamath Indian Agency to Modesto and Ima Lena (Lotches) Jimenez. He was an enrolled member of the Klamath Tribes and a direct descendant of Morris and Tilda Lotches, Old Lotches and Lottie Lotches, Stonewall and Bertha Jackson and Chief “Mokesum” Pompey and Millie O-ko-yutk. Their home was at the mouth of the Williamson River and Pelican Bay; they were called the Pelican Bay people. Porky began riding horses at a young age. He spent a lot of time at the home of James and Margaret Johnson, whom he had a lot of respect for. He learned how to buck bales of hay on their ranch. He shared his memories of how it would be very dark out when he would leave their ranch on his horse to go home. There were no fences during that time, so he would head across the fields. He also grew up boxing. At one time he was with the “Little Smokers.” He attended school in Algoma, Chiloquin and Chemawa Indian School, which was where he met his wife, Peggy Henthorne, While in his junior year, he joined the Marines and served during the Korean War, 1950-1953. After returning home, he married Peggy on Sept. 3, 1955. In his younger years, he fought fires when he was called upon for help. He worked at Ellingson Lumber, Modoc Lumber, Chiloquin Forest Products, Diamond Lake Mill, Discount Lumber, TVBS Lumber and for a short time at Take It Easy Ranch, until his retirement. He was a member of the California Cowboy Association (CCA), National Rodeo Association (NRA), and Western States Indian Rodeo Association (WSIRA) where he and his family traveled throughout the Northwest as he rode saddle bronc, bareback riding, and usually had a team in the wild horse race, him and Mom were in for the long haul pulling the horse trailer every weekend for their girls that barrel raced. If it wasn’t rodeos, it was basketball and softball tourneys, as they always supported their children in sports. He was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He always put his family first. Our parents laid the foundation of honesty, respect, morals, ethics, values and hard work for the things we want in life for our family. He was neutral when it came to his daughters when they had disagreements and would say, “You girls work it out.” He is survived by his daughters, Vonda (Jerry) Wewa , Rhonda (Michael) Greene, Doreen Jimenez, Wanda Jimenez and Maureen (Fernando) Herrera; siblings, Morris (Lois) Jimenez, Modesto (Rusty) Jimenez, Linda Jimenez and Allen Jimenez; grandchildren, Charley Wewa, Garrett Greene, Ramona Wewa, Alveda Mathis, Alyson Herrera and Jerold Wewa; great-grandchildren, Ulyssa Suppah, Kaden Mathis and Delana Mathis; special friend, Anita Vigil; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; parents, Modesto and Ima Lena; brother, Billy “Sunday” Lotches; sisters, Madeline Faye and Madeline Antonia; and great-grandson, Royce Greene. The family would like to thank Pelican Pointe and Klamath Hospice for their dedication and care they showed him. Services will be held at the Chiloquin Christian Center at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Burial will be at Wilson Cemetery in Chiloquin, Oregon.