"Don lived his life the way Don wanted to live."
He was born March 16, 1957, and passed away July 6, 2014. Resident of Las Vegas was born to Adrien and Lugarda Jaramillo, who survive him.
Don had various careers including respiratory therapist at Las Vegas Hospital, construction worker, and laborer in the oil fields of Texas.
His hobbies were ranching, jewelry making and arts and crafts. His friends and family knew Don to be one of the best storytellers and creators of tall tales.
He is preceded in death by brother, Michael R. Jaramillo; grandson, Alize Jaramillo; nephew, Jeremy Marquez; niece, Destiny Jaramillo, and beloved grandparents, Nocario and Adela Padilla and Alcario and Domitilia Jaramillo.
He is survived by his children, Jessie Jaramillo, Donna Jaramillo, Justin Jaramillo, Daryl Jaramillo, and Diego Trujillo. Don is survived by seven grandchildren; sister, Clarabel Marquez (Ben) of Las Vegas, brothers, Phillip Jaramillo (Martha) of Los Lunas, Celestino Jaramillo (Annabelle) of Santa Fe, Joseph Albert Jaramillo of Las Vegas, Adrian Jaramillo (Francine) of Las Vegas; and sister-in-law, Virginia Jaramillo of Santa Fe.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday also at Immaculate Conception Church with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Burial to follow at Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Cemetery in Tuloso (Trujillo).
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