ULYSSES – Juan Jaramillo, 83, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home in Ulysses.
He was born Dec. 23, 1930 to Juan Miguel and Aurora (Cordova) Jaramillo in Gardner, Colo.
He married Bernice Ortivez in March of 1989 in Colorado. She survives.
He retired as a Staff Sergeant from the United States Army after serving for 24 years.
He had lived in Ulysses, Kansas since 1989 working in construction.
He enjoyed golfing, and was a huge Tiger Woods fan.
His hobbies also included fishing, collecting coins and stamps, and bowling.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Walsenburg, Colorado.
Survivors also include children: Angie and Silas Covin, Ulysses, Denise and Marvin Milburn, Ulysses, Susan and Joseph Valdez, Ulysses, Shelly O’Neal and Mark Jackson, Walsenburg, Colo., Mark and Sandra Westover, Ulysses, Frank and Monica Gonzales, Rockwell, Texas, Patricia and Pete Ramirez, Mesquite, Texas and Johnny and Lisa Jaramillo, Euless, Texas; 33 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ben; and sisters, Elizabeth Sina and Lucille Velarde.
• Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses with the Reverend James Baker presiding.
Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses with military rites conducted by the Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79 and Kansas Army Reserves National Guard.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Catherine Hospice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.