Juan Jaramillo, age 83, of Ulysses, Kansas died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born December 23, 1930 in Gardner, Colorado, the son of Juan Miguel and Aurora (Cordova) Jaramillo.
Juan grew up in Colorado. He married Bernice Ortivez in March of 1989 in Colorado. Juan retired as a Staff Sergeant from the United States Army after serving for 24 years. He has lived in Ulysses, Kansas since 1989 working in construction. Juan enjoyed golfing, and was a huge Tiger Woods fan. His hobbies also included fishing, collecting coins and stamps, and bowling. Juan was a member of the Elks Lodge in Walsenburg, Colorado.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice of the home; children, Angie and Silas Covin of Ulysses, Kansas, Denise and Marvin Milburn of Ulysses, Kansas, Susan and Joseph Valdez of Ulysses, Kansas, Shelly O’Neal and Mark Jackson of Walsenburg, Colorado, Mark and Sandra Westover of Ulysses, Kansas, Frank and Monica Gonzales of Rockwell, Texas, Patricia and Pete Ramirez of Mesquite, Texas, Johnny and Lisa Jaramillo of Euless, Texas; 33 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Juan is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ben; and sisters, Elizabeth Sina and Lucille Velarde.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014 and funeral mass will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 25, 2014 both at the Mary, Queen of Peace Church in Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, Kansas. Friends may call Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Catherine Hospice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.