At 12:50 a.m. Thursday, March 14, our beloved son, brother, father and grandson Wayne Andrew "Drew" Jaramillo took one last motorcycle ride as he cruised into the loving arms of his savior Jesus. Drew is survived by his daughter Nicolette; mother Nancy and father Stephen; two brothers, his oldest brother Daniel, and his younger brother Brendon; and his fiance Danielle Jimenez. Drew is also survived by his paternal grandparents Lee and Juanita Jaramillo of Las Cruces, NM, and maternal grandparents Wayne and Loretta Jane Kirkpatrick of Tucson, Ariz., as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. In addition to the fact that Drew was a professional motorcycle stunt rider, he was also a RC aircraft pilot, rally car driver, artist, inventor, unicycle rider, saxophone, accordion, and bagpipe player, skateboarder, BMX rider, hobby brewer and gardener. He was also a successful business owner of AAA Best Carpet Cleaning. Drew was revered by all who rode alongside him in the local and national community. He also took pride in mentoring and sharing the knowledge of his passions. With the excitement and energy Drew lived by, he will be remembered as a loving son, brother and father. He enjoyed sharing his kind spirit, giving heart and willingness to do anything for anyone. In addition, regardless of what was done or said, Drew never held a grudge and was always forgiving. Through Drew's many trials in life, he was always grateful to his mom, dad and family who always believed in him and shared his dreams. Many condolences have been shared by hundreds of friends locally with one common sentiment, "R.I.P.-Ride in Paradise." As Drew would say, "Everybody dies, but not everybody lives." Visitation will be held on Thursday March 21,2013 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday March 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. with cremation to follow. The services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1327 N. Miranda, Las Cruces, NM. Arrangements are with La Paz-Grahams Funeral Home. To send condolences, go to http://www.lapaz-grahams.com/.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 19, 2013