Leandro A. Jaramillo

Leandro A. Jaramillo, 74, of Menan, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1938 in Preston, Idaho, to Esaias Jaramillo and Emilia Martinez Jaramillo. He was raised and attended schools in Shelley, graduating from Shelley High School. He excelled at sports and played baseball, football and basketball throughout his school years.

On Feb. 10, 1961, he married Shannon Haggerty in Idaho Falls.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, worked for OK Tire in Shelley, Machine Tab and First Security Bank in Idaho Falls, and retired from Argonne National Lab after 25 years.

Leandro enjoyed horse racing, flat track racing and chariot racing. Above all, he loved his family and was a very dedicated family man.

He is survived by his daughter, Angela (Steve Garcia) Sims of Grand Junction, Colo.; sons, Anthony (Laurie) Jaramillo of Ashton, Daniel Jaramillo of Menan and Micheal (Shawndell) Jaramillo of Kuna; sister, Rosalie Jaramillo of Shelley; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shannon Jaramillo; brothers, Samuel Jaramillo and Charley Jaramillo; and a sister, Agnes Jaramillo.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Annis-Little Butte Cemetery at a later date, under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register on Nov. 14, 2012