Carmen Jimenez Varela, 102 of Tempe, Arizona passed away at her home on June 3, 2018. She was born on March 7, 1916 in Prescott, Arizona. She had lived in Arizona all of her life and spent most of her working years as the Head Chef in the cafeteria at Arizona State University. Left to cherish her memory are her five children, Virginia Rollins of Tempe, Arizona, Chris Varela of Mesa, Arizona, Cecilia Mendez of Tempe, Arizona, Ramona Varela of Clyde, Mississippi and Tim Varela (Veronica Marshall) of Chandler, Arizona. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with a reading of the Holy Rosary at 10:30 AM, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona. Interment will immediately follow the services at St Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.