It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Jaime, age 69, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born on July 8, 1944, in El Paso, Texas, to the late Jose E. 'Conke' and Maria Luisa Alba Viramontes. Jaime is survived a son, Simon Dorfman, of Seattle, Washington. Jaime served as an altar boy and was a member of the Knights of the Altar at Holy Cross School, located on Main Street. Jaime graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1962. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Some of the fondest memories we have of Jaime, being the third eldest, is that of the zest he had for life as a young man. He loved music, singing, and boy could he cut a rug. He enjoyed a good joke. His wit, humor, laughter, and that bright smile, are to be remembered. Survivors include seven brothers and three sisters: Buddy (Sally), Jacob, Charles, Victor, Mario (Connie), Martin (Theresa), Ricardo, Mary Lou Gomez (Daniel), Sylvia Garcia (Peter) and Margo Jarvey (Larry) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jaime was preceded in death by his parents Jose E. 'Conke' and Maria Luisa Alba Viramontes, sister, Mary Agnes Camunez-Long, two brothers, Ron 'JR' Viramontes, and Juan Leo Viramontes. Services will be held at La Paz – Graham's Funeral Home with visitation on Tuesday, March 18th, from 6p.m. to 7p.m., with a Holy Rosary following at 7p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Genevieve Catholic Church at 100 S. Espina, at 10a.m., Wednesday, March 19th. Jaime will be interred at Memory Gardens of the Valley in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to
, the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission, local Food Pantry, or Vietnam Veterans of America.
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La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home - Las Cruces
555 West Amador
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 16, 2014