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Woman Killed in Rototiller Accident Remembered

Published On: May 03 2013 09:42:32 PM CDT
Updated On: May 04 2013 09:57:18 PM CDT

Family Reacts To Death Of Gerber Woman

30 year-old Griselda Jimenez Orozco died late Thursday morning while she was rototilling her backyard.

A rototiller is a tool with sharp edges used to break up soil.

Orozco's family said she was a woman dedicated to her family.

"She wanted to take her son to Disney[land] and she was able to do that."

Daniel Munoz said he is grateful his late sister-in-law was able to have one last happy memory with her four year-old son David Junior.

"She had never been there. She was able to be with her son and share one that moment," said a tearful Munoz.

Orozco died Thursday afternoon.

Munoz believes David Junior may have brought her the phone to call her husband for help, but by the time help arrived it was too late.

While many of the details around the accident are unknown what is known is the impact Orozco leaves on her family.

"She was a beautiful person both physically and mentally. She was also extremely hardworking," said Munoz.

Orozco was born in Mexico and grew up to be an attorney, at one time even working in the Mexican President's office.

After she married, Orozco moved with her husband, David, to the north state where they re-modeled homes.

"She was a hard worker. She worked to build the house the family lived in here. She literally put sheet rock up by herself. My dad and my brother would be working on it and if they couldn't figure things out she would take charge and show them how to do it."

During this difficult time Munoz said the family will celebrate her life the way she would have wanted, together.

"Our family makes us stronger and that's something we're very grateful for."

An account to help the family with funeral expenses has been set up at Sierra Central Credit Union.

The account number is 458375