Nicolas Juan Jaramillo, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the age of 60, in a car accident, while relocating from Albuquerque, New Mexico to San Jose, California.
He was preceded in death by his father Deluvino "Benny" Jaramillo and younger brother Leroy Jaramillo.
Nicolas is survived by his beloved best friend and support companion Eevee Megan Markle; two daughters: Lindsey (LuLuBelle) McCrary, Lauren (RickiRoo) Reynoso; three grand children: Zooey (ZooeyBelle) McCrary, Ivy Rose McCrary, Gian (SuperG) Reynoso; mother Mary Ann Ruiz; stepfather Jose Ruiz; three brothers: Tomas Jaramillo, Jeremy Jaramillo, Jose (Hossy) Ruiz; three sisters: Eileen Castillo, Antoinette McGuinness, Simona Lopez, also many other cherished family members and friends.
Nicolas was born June 24, 1961, in Socorro, New Mexico. Soon after turning 18, he enlisted and faithfully served in the United States Army for over 13 years. He found his calling in ministry becoming an ordained minister and serving the homeless community. Believing in the power of prayer and positive thinking, Nick achieved his long-term goal, acquiring his dream job at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center, with the substance rehabilitation program.
He was a lifelong learner who loved to read, he was exceptionally smart with a talent for public speaking. He was a spiritual “prayer warrior” on a life-long quest for self-improvement, which was reflected in his radiant personality. Nick was a kind and generous man with a big heart and lovingly had a knack for nicknaming. He was a lover of morning walks, cars, shoes, movies, watching SNL and spending time with family. He especially valued and cherished the advice and talks with his uncle Sonny Silva and his good friends, Neil Fong and Miss Sally.
As Nicolas would say “Jesus First” and, “You are important, and I can’t wait to talk”. He knew how to make everyone feel special and always had the right words of wisdom. His unique presence and compassion gave him a special light that is now celebrated in Heaven.
Nicolas' Life Celebration will begin with a Service on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 10:00am at Salazar Mortuary located at 400 Third St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102. Nicolas will be laid to rest at 12:45pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery located at 501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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