06/08/1965 - 06/20/2022
Service Date: 07/09/2022
Service Time: 12 PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park 2100 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

James “Jaime” Cordova went on to be with the Lord on Monday, June 20th, 2022, at the age of 57 after fighting a long battle with kidney disease. Jaime was born on June 8, 1965, in Tucson, Arizona. He was the son of the late Armando and Teresa Cordova and was the youngest of four siblings.

Jaime graduated from Sunnyside High School, Class of 1983. In his youth, he had a passion for track and field where his favorite events were the 4×100 and 4×400 relay races, and he even enjoyed cross-country running throughout his adulthood. While growing up in the “Elvira” neighborhood, two houses down on Lundy Drive lived his neighbor Yolanda “Yolie” Bracamonte.  After high school, Jaime dated and courted Yolie for three years and ultimately made Yolie his wife. The two were married on January 30, 1988, at St. Monica Catholic Church, their childhood parish in Tucson.

Jaime was a hardworking, authentic man. He dedicated most of his life to his work so his family would never have to go without. Jaime’s goal in life was to provide for and set his family up for success in every way possible. He worked in the retail industry for 30-plus years, which paved his way to the Phoenix and New Mexico markets to grand open numerous Mervyn’s locations. In addition to Mervyn’s, Jaime served as a General Manager for Best Buy, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, and many other retail corporations. Jaime was passionate about leading and working with people from different backgrounds and walks of life. He had a unique ability to bring the best out of people through his wisdom, humor, and integrity.

Jaime is survived by his wife, Yolanda Bracamonte Cordova, two sons Omar Cordova (Ariana) and Adrian Cordova (Brianna Randazzo), and granddaughter Eliana Cordova. Brothers Armando Cordova (Norma), Thomas Cordova (Delia), sister Anna Cordova and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jaime was a spiritual man and frequently attended his favorite church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. He was a devoted donor to St. Jude’s Foundation and proudly displayed Mother Mary’s Immaculate Heart portrait, a prized family heirloom. Jaime will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all who knew him. May he rest in eternal peace.


  • Chris Peralta

    I met Jaime through his son Omar working at Best Buy in 2010. Omar didn’t take liking to me very quick, but I soon found a common ground with Omar and before you know it we were laughing it up to Friday movie quotes and quickly became friends. I then met Adrian and became friends as well.. not too long after, I got the opportunity to meet their mom and dad, and immediately was drawn in by Jaime and making him laugh. He was a well respected man and fun to be around. The last 12 years have flown by and I will miss him terribly and will remember all the times he said “PINCHE CHRIS!!” lol. REST IN PARADISE JAIME! Much Love! – Chris

  • Anthony Zander

    “Had a unique ability to bring out the best in others through his wisdom” this statement speaks volumes. Jaime was a great manager and a better person. He will never be forgotten..

  • Peggy Corona Ramirez

    Yoli and family my heart breaks for all of you. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. Keep your eyes on the Lord and he will be with you always. May Jaime rest in external peace with our Lord and savior. May God bless you all ❤️

  • Jaime was such an amazing person! He always encouraged me to go for what I wanted and always believed that I could do more then I imagined. I am so grateful to have known him. Sending condolences to his family and all the people that got to met this caring man.

  • Annette "Pebbles" Duarte

    My deepest condolences to the Cordova Family. May he RIP.

  • Bruce Robbins

    The lord got a great person just sad that he taken so soon Jamie you will be missed so sad miss you my old friend I will always remember the old days growing up just down the road and going to school together god bless your family and friends at this time

  • You touched so many lives with your humor and bringing out the best in people. You were and have always been one of my favorite managers I’ve ever worked with you will be truly missed.

  • James Trivitt

    Happy heavenly birthday Jaime.

  • Edward Burkhart

    I’m a better person having met Jaime. You’ll be truly missed. Fair winds and following seas my friend.

  • I am so sorry I could not be with you in person today, but my thoughts an prayers are with all the family… May Jaime Rest in Heavenly z peace.??????

  • With our hearts so heavy over the loss of Jaime, I wanted to share what he meant to me, like all of his employees. In over ten combined years of being a specialist and designer at Depot and Lowe’s working with many store managers, Jaime was the very best and in a class all of his own. At my interview with him at Lowe’s he was so warm hearted, funny, intelligent, and made me feel like we had known each other for years. I knew I couldn’t wait to be a part of his amazing team. I said ” when do I start” before he even offered me the job! About a month in at my new job and after the holidays my parents were here visiting. He came right over to them and introduced himself with that handsome smile and strong handshakes. He said absolutely the greatest things about me knowing that my parents approval meant so much to me especially with a new company. He had them smiling and all of us laughing. They were so impressed with him and he made their stop at Lowe’s so special. For anyone that worked for him our families came first and he made each of us feel like his family. When I would see him he always had a big hug for me and asked how I was doing, teasing me that he would beat up any other employees if they upset me , so I told him I would make a list. We had that same crazy sense of humor. I remember pulling up Easter morning and there he was making sure the carts were ready and the parking lot was clean. All in this striking lavender long sleeved dress shirt, a tie, and vest in the heat. He even had a small Easter gift for each of us! I had never witnessed another store manager do that! He walked the walk on work ethic and integrity everyday. Taken too soon so my deepest condolences to his family, as he made all of us his family and looked out for us. Rest in peace to this class act of a man. You will forever be missed and never replaced.❤️

  • Lamento mucho la pérdida de su ser amado. Deseo que esta hermosa promesa bíblica le dé el consuelo y esperanza que necesita:
    “Él (Dios) realmente se tragará a la muerte para siempre, y el Señor Soberano Jehová ciertamente limpiará las lágrimas de todo rostro”. Isaías 25: 8


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