The Rev. Jaime Quiñones passed peacefully to the Church Triumphant on Friday, July 29. He was at home and with family.

Born in Puerto Rico, Jaime graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary and served churches in Chicago and California before moving to Albuquerque to serve at Menaul School from 1966-81as Chaplain, teacher, Dean of Students and acting President. A few years ago, Jaime moved to Lovington, NM to be closer to family.

Please hold his 4 children and their family in your prayers.

We remember with gratitude this extraordinary man who embodied and modeled grace, compassion and genuine Christian joy.

“He was our Chaplain Emeritus and much beloved by every community member whom he touched. He lived out Christ’s love with amazing grace and good humor. He will be missed.”

Mr. Lindsey R. Gilbert, Jr., Head of Menaul School

A service for Rev. Quiñones will be held on the Menaul School Campus in Hart Park on August 27th, 2022 at 10:30 am. The service will be followed by a reception on site in the Collie Refectory.


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    Jane (Hartranft) Kemp on August 11, 2022

    I remember Rev Quinones from my time as a student at Menaul between 1975-1978. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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    Nan Windle on August 14, 2022

    Jaime was very special to the Windle family. I served with him on the review committee for the Christian Education Shared Approach many years ago. My son , Bryce, was on youth committees for the Presbytery of Santa Fe With him. He was the officiate at my son’s memorial service 25 years ago and spoke at my Husband, Leaford’s memorial service, 10 years ago.
    I had a call from a good friend, telling me of his death. He was a special man and I know he is home with his wonderful wife, in God’s presence!!

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    Cecelia Rhodes Henry on August 14, 2022

    Rev. Quinones was an inspiration and blessing to all lives he touched. If you had the opportunity to meet and know him, it was an honor. I attended Menaul School 1971-1975, and I will always remember him, his teachings and his kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and many acquaintances.

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    Leslee Cordova on August 26, 2022

    He was a treasure. We loved him at Smith a memorial Presbyterian Church in Truchas, NM.

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    Jerry Wesner on August 27, 2022

    Jaime knew the real meaning of Christianity, and practiced it every day of his life. He was one of the truly best men I’ve ever known.

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