CONSUELO JARAMILLO On January 25, 2013. Consuelo Maestas Jaramillo, lovingly known as "Connie" was called to rest with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was surrounded by all her family. Connie was born July 27, 1931 in Holman, N.M., having come to Barstow with her parents at a young age. She attended local schools and graduated from Barstow High school in 1948. She met her soul mate Eddie Jaramillo in 1948. They had a happy and fruitful marriage for 501/2 years. On August 7,1949 they had their beautiful daughter Linda, who was the love of their lives. Preceding her in death was her husband Eddie Jaramillo, her parents, Abenicio and Maria Luisa Maestas, and her sister Pricilla Cockrell. Connie had many talents in life. She loved to cook and bake, and was well known for her fruit cocktail cakes and prune pies. She loved to knit her beautiful Afghans. Connie always looked forward for summers, because of her love for green chili from New Mexico. People would order hundreds of sacks of chili and she would roast them. She was affectionately called "the chili lady". She was an avid bowler, and appeared on the television show "Bowling for Dollars" with host Chick Hearn. She also loved her Lakers watching them on television with her sister Elia. One of the best times of Connies life was owning and operating their famous market called Jaramillo's Market on Windy Pass in Barstow. They were loved by all their customers. They were well known for giving out bags of candy. She enjoyed sitting on her swing in her front yard watching her dogs play and watering her grass and flowers. Connie enjoyed traveling. She loved Hawaii, New York, Washington D.C., and Mexico, but her favorite trip was going back home to Holman N.M. where she was born. Connie is survived by her daughter Linda Jaramillo-Evans and her beloved son-in-law Larry Evans, Grandson Donald Jaramillo of Barstow and Granddaughter Stephanie Jaramillo Dunavan (Damon) of Ft. Riley, Kansas, Great Grandson Eddie Antonio Jaramillo of Barstow and Great granddaughter Breanna Rose Dunavan of Ft. Riley, Kansas, sister Elia Gonzalez of Barstow, brother Fidel Maestas (Rose) of Albuquerque, N.M., adopted granddaughter Melanie Jaramillo, Comadre Connie Mendez, Comadre Iris Alvarez, and her very best friend Mary Lou Evans, 13 God children, many nieces and nephews and many many friends. Connie was dedicated to her Seventh Day Adventist Church. Memorial services will be held at noon at the Barstow Seventh Day Adventist Church on Feb. 15, 2013. Reception will follow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter' Day Saints following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Community Hospice of Victor Valley or Tim Garvin, Barstow High School Band, or Barstow Seventh Day Adventist Church, Pastor Richard Parent.
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Published in the Daily Press from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013