1958 – 2016

Memorial Services for David Jaramillo were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Las Animas with Father John Nkwocha officiating. A Rosary/Scripture service took place at the church at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment followed at 11 a.m. at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas.

David Ray Jaramillo was born on Jan. 30, 1958, in Las Animas, Colorado, to Efren "Freddie" and Mary Ann (Martinez) Jaramillo and the Lord called him home on Nov. 23, 2016, in Las Animas at the age of 58.

As a young man, David went to live in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he worked for the Rainbo Bread Company. He then moved to Liberal, Kansas, where he was first employed by National Beef, followed by the Liberal School District, where he remained for 12 years. He later worked in the construction industry until he became ill. On Sept. 3, 1994, David married his childhood friend, Cecelia "Cece" Duran. David and Cece moved back to Las Animas in 1998, calling it their home to this date. Despite his illness, David continued to do odd jobs around the community, instilling in his family his great work ethic. He would tell his children and grandchildren, "There is always work to be found, you just have to look!" David fought a good fight, not letting his illness prevent him from doing what he enjoyed. He liked fishing, playing basketball, baseball, riding his bicycle and walking around town. He will be greatly missed, and we his family, will pray for his soul, until we meet again.

David is survived by is mother, Mary Ann Ramirez; wife, Cece Jaramillo; children, David Jaramillo Jr., Eric (Teresa) Jaramillo, Yolanda Gallegos, Dennis (Sylvia) Duran, Chelsea Duran, Chasity Duran, Vanessa Jaramillo; brothers, Efren Jaramillo Jr., Alex (Mary) Licon, Eddie (Ruby) Licon, Randy Jaramillo, Tom Lopez, Mark Jaramillo; sisters, Naomie (Terry) Cordova, Mona (Anthony) Salas, Darlene (Tim) Lewellyn; and grandchildren, Alicia Jaramillo, Diego Jaramillo, Keno Jaramillo, Monica Jaramillo, Kayla Gallegos, James Gallegos, Nicholas Duran, Destiny Duran, Desiree Duran, Damion Duran, Dennis Duran, Dennea Duran, Monique Maes, Mia Maes, Seriah Martinez, Elijah Martinez, Azoriah Martinez, Giovoni Jaramillo, Marcos Jaramillo and Leticia Jaramillo.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Maggie and Ramona Martinez; father, Efren Jaramillo; sister, Frieda Maes; brother-in-law, Danny Maes; grandchildren, Elijah Ray Jaramillo and Josiah Martinez.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.

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