Ft. Garland resident Rodolfo Silverio “Silver” Jaramillo, 92, passed away April 23, 2013 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Rodolfo was born on May 25, 1920 in Antonito, Colorado the son of Rodolfo Jaramillo Sr., and Terecita Trujillo Jaramillo.
During his life, we celebrate many of his accomplishments: he was enlisted in the United States Army, served during World War II, he was an air force pilot, a teacher, administrator, superintendent of schools; migrant education director; postal mail carrier; fisherman, hunter, an avid Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies fan. Rodolfo was devoted to his grandchildren and the American Legion Veterans.
Survivors include his daughters Judy Jaramillo of Broomfield, CO; Janet Jaramillo of Bradenton, FL; one son Jerry (Nikki) Jaramillo of Carmichael, CA; grandchildren Mike, Adrian and Jacqueline Newman all of Broomfield, CO; Shannon (Paul) Marmolejo of Rialto, CA; Maren Jaramillo of Monterey, CA; great-grandchildren Elyssa Marmolejo, Ethan Marmolejo and Kristopher Marmolejo all of Rialto, CA; one sister Susie Sanchez of Prescot, AZ; one brother Epi (Ruth) Jaramillo of FT. Garland,CO. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rodolfo was preceded in death by his parents Rololfo and Terecita Jaramillo.
A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Holy Family Church in FT. Garland. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM also at the Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at the FT. Garland Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.