Jenny in Torrance
Jenny Oropeza
  • 53 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 27, 1957
  • Place of birth:
    Montebello, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 20, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Long Beach, California, United States
Celebrating the life of California State Senator Jenny Oropeza.

This Web site was created in memory of Jenny Oropeza.  Please feel free to post your own memories of her, your photos, tributes, and stories.  We ask all visitors who post to be respectful to Jenny and those who loved her.

If you wish to make a donation in her memory, her family asks that you please contribute to the American Cancer Society or the Foodbank of Southern California.

A memorial service was held for Jenny on Monday, October 25.  

A Mass of Resurrection and 9th Day Novena will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at noon, preceded by a Rosary at 11:30 AM at St Anthony Catholic Church, 600 Olive Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802.

California State University, Long Beach will hold a memorial event for Jenny on Monday, November 1, at 3 PM in the Student Union.  CSULB is located at 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cozette Muñatones on 27th September 2016

"Feliz Cumpleaños to my friend Jenny! A brave bright light and intelligent leader that is missed, especially by her loving circle Las Mujeres. She was beautiful inside and out, fun and fearless. I am comforted today with the many special memories we shared. I look forward to honoring her with the renaming of the Jenny Oropeza school in Long Beach. God Bless you always! Thank you/Gracias for your shining example and give my Mom Diana a hug/squeeze for me :)  Til we meet again. Happy Bday 2U! XO! Love you, Cozette/Cozy/Coz"

This tribute was added by Jan Burke on 28th September 2014

"Still miss you, my friend."

This tribute was added by kimberly Espinoza on 27th September 2012

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY COMADRE JENNY, WE LOVE AND MISS YOU AND YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS..CONTINUE TO BE AROUND US ALL WITH YOUR LOVE AND THE SPECIAL WOMAN YOU CONTINUE TO BE FROM ABOVE..STAY CLOSE TO YOUR GODDAUGHTER AS SHE NEEDS YOU ALWAYS..WE LOVE YOU FOREVER,
YOUR SISTER KIM"

This tribute was added by alisha oropeza on 12th November 2010

"My Nina was a woman of strength and courage. She always had the courage to stand up for what she believed in, and carried the strength to voice her opinion. Her uncondional love for those who surrounded her, and "fight" for those who couldn't defend themselves. So I reach out to my Nina now, to help give me the strength and courage I need to continue on this journey that we call life."

This tribute was added by Darrell Steinberg on 29th October 2010

"Jenny soldiered on through adversity with a steady eye, a great heart, and a constant dream.  All of us in the Senate will miss seeing her sitting at her desk in the front row with that mischievous twinkle in her eye and a heart full of enthusiasm for the things she believed in. That was the Jenny we looked forward to seeing.  That is the Jenny we will remember."

This tribute was added by kimberly Espinoza on 28th October 2010

"Jenny Oropeza and I met 28 yrs ago. Her brother and I share Jenny's Goddaughter Alisha. I remember when i ask her to baptize alisha, she was so touched and honored. She has touched so many lives. Alisha adored her as did we all. She is the light of strength and courage. Thank you Jenny for giving that strength to us all. I love you and miss you and Thank you for being "YOU"."

This tribute was added by Jan Burke on 27th October 2010

"Jenny Oropeza and I were friends for over 30 years -- among her friends, that made me a newbie.  She was a courageous woman of tremendous integrity, who inspired life-long loyalty in others.  She will be remembered by most as a public servant who gave tirelessly of herself to her community.  I will think of her laughter, her bone-deep goodness, her kindness.
I will miss her more than I can say."


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