Nabor Jaramillo, 85


CENTER — Nabor Jaramillo, 85, of Center, passed away on Feb. 19, 2020, at his home with his immediate family by his side.

Nabor Jaramillo was born on Dec. 26, 1934 to Solomon and Flora (Luna). He graduated from Center High School in 1954.

In 1955, he married Louise Vigil. He worked at the Center Lumber Yard for many years but left to work in building trades.

He worked for C&W for over 30 years, building homes and commercial buildings.

As a Center athlete, he played varsity basketball for four years, No. 77, point guard. He also played football for four years, No. 88, tight end. He participated in track, running the 100, 220, 440 relay, pole vault and the long jump.

Nabor’s greatest hobby was following the Valley and state’s high school sports. He could tell you names and years of individual standouts at specific schools where they played. He traveled to Denver every year to watch the state wrestling tournaments.

Nabor is survived by his daughter, Shirley Jaramillo, his sons, Den (Geraldine) and Donny Jaramillo; grandchildren, Moises Atencio, Daniel Atencio, Marisa Atencio, Victoria Jaramillo, Vincente Jaramillo, Salina Pacheco, Albert Jaramillo, DaNeca Jaramillo, and Rebecca Jaramillo; his great-grandchildren, Leticia Atencio, Diego Atencio, Jaiden Atencio, Jaylah Atencio, Isaac Jaramillo, Kennedy Jaramillo, Kamden Jaramillo, Alyssa Atencio, James Atencio, Justin Atencio, Audrianna Steckman, Julianna Steckman, Alyssa Davila, Jayden Davila and Mario Davila; his siblings; Solomon (Ora) Jaramillo, Jennie Sanchez, Marcella (Tino) Archuleta, Floyd (Ernestine) Jaramillo, Nancy (Eloy) Arellano, Bobby (Barbara) Jaramillo and Claude (Helen) Jaramillo; sister-in-law, Pauline Jaramillo; brother-in-law, Archie (Madeline) Padilla; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Louise Jaramillo; his son, Chuck Jaramillo; his grandson, Carlos Jaramillo; his parents, Solomon and Flora Jaramillo; his mother-in-law, Dolores Gutierrez; and his brothers, Phillip and LeRoy Jaramillo.

Rosary will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 781 Warden St. in Center.

Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Services in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.