Jose I. Miranda|
1989 ~ 2014
Jose Ignacio Miranda, age 24, passed away January 6, 2014, at Intermountain Health Care in Murray after rigorously fighting for life in coma for 6 months from a motorcycle accident. He was surrounded by the love of his friends and family.
He was born March 12, 1989, in Houston, TX to Ignacio and Esperanza Miranda.
He is survived by Ignacio (father), Esperanza (mother), Coco (sister), Rafa (brother), Nora (sister), 4 aunts, 4 uncles, 4 nieces, 3 nephews, Cruz (girlfriend), and Tevita (best friend).
He graduated from East High School in 2007. Family and friends describe Jose as ambitious, selfless, and loving. Although his career choices would range from being a firefighter to an EMT, one thing that never changed was his desire to help others and change people's lives. Not only is he a loyal friend, but he is a devoted son, dependable brother, playful uncle, attentive boyfriend, considerate coworker, and much more.
He was a very active, athletic, and social individual. Some of the numerous hobbies that he enjoyed are basketball, boxing, running, camping, poker, hiking, bowling, and snowboarding. He brought joy and laughter to every single person in his life because of his silly yet funny personality. He always went out of his way to make things easier for others, even it meant sacrificing something important for him.
Jose's life and legacy could be best described through the quote, "Don't be sad that it's over, be happy that it happened." He was always a fighter and never went into a battle without giving it his all. God just decided it was time to take the strongest of us and give him his wings. Now he'll look over and protect all of us. Jose will live through us...by the memories, the laughter, and the faith.
Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church (946 S. 200 E.) in Salt Lake City on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with a viewing at Redwood Memorial Estates (6500 S. Redwood Road) in West Jordan on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. Family asks that attendees wear Chicago Bulls or University of Utah Utes attire to the funeral in honor of Jose and white clothing to the viewing. Written by Rosie Nguyen.
Published in Deseret News from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2014