Dr. Agnes M. Rimando

Published 1:31 pm Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dr. Agnes M. Rimando, 60, passed away July 12, 2018, after a short illness in Oxford.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home.  Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Rimando was born in the Philippines on Oct. 17, 1957.  She received a bachelor of science and a master’s of science in Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines in 1980 and 1985, respectfully.  She went on to continue her education and earned a doctorate in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993.  She was an instructor at the University of the Philippines from 1981 to 1985 and a research trainee at Hiroshima University School of Medicine in 1985 until 1987.  Dr. Rimando worked as a research chemist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service from 1994 until her passing.

In 1996, she moved to Oxford and was working with the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit.

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Dr. Rimando was a world-famous natural products chemist, authoring nearly 200 scientific papers and served as editor of several books on the chemistry of plants.

Dr. Rimando is survived by her mother, Felisa M. Rimando, sisters, brothers and a large extended family.  She also leaves behind her friends, co-workers, and collaborators, who will all miss her greatly.

Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.