NILA JARAMILLO HAUGHT Our beautiful mom, has quietly passed away. Mom represented all that was vibrant and meaningful in life. Her generosity knew no bounds; her friendship knew no limits. She was strong in faith and determined in her conviction. Born during the Fourth of July holiday, Mom was colorful, extravagant and explosively energetic like a firecracker. Mom was born in Fairview NM, and grew up at Canon Plaza and Ojo Caliente NM, where she baled hay and herded cows as a child and could ride a horse comparable to any cowboy. She graduated from El Rito Normal School and met our dad, her husband of 47 years, Earl Haught, at the El Rito Ranger Station, where they both were working at the time. Mom and Dad eventually settled in Santa Fe, where she lived the last 46 years of her life. Mom was artistic and had a deep pride for her rich Hispanic culture, which she shared with us. She supported aspiring artists and cultivated an expansive art collection. Mom stayed home and raised us, her daughters LaNelle, Janelle and Juanita. In addition to being our mom, she volunteered in the community and kept all her friends and neighbors well fed. For many years she participated in the Women's Rodeo Roundup and rarely missed the Rodeo de Santa Fe. She also took great pride in never missing any of her beloved granddaughter, Tas' volleyball games or dance recitals. Mom was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years and our wonderful Dad, Earl Haught; her parents Alfonso and Alcarita Jaramillo of Canon Plaza NM; in-laws Earl and Isabel Haught, of Follansbee WV; sister Bertha Jaramillo, brother Perfecto Jaramillo and brother-in-law Oscar Saiz. She is survived by us, her three daughters : LaNelle, Janelle and Juanita, and her beloved granddaughter, Tasmerisk. She's also survived by her sisters, Elva Threet and Lydia Saiz; brother, Alfonso Jaramillo; sister-in-law, Madge Jaramillo and brother-in-law, Clair Martinez. In her last months she was lovingly cared for by Margaret Cesena and Naomi Roy. Mom was the person her family and friends turned to when in need. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of our mom, do something thoughtful for someone in need, in the example she set for us, or make a donation in our mom's memory to: Kitchen Angels 122 Siler Road, Santa Fe NM; (505) 471-7780. Rest peacefully, Mom. Services will be announced at a later date.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900