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Joseph R. "Joe" Jaramillo


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Joseph R. "Joe" Jaramillo

Joseph R. "Joe" Jaramillo, 79, of Green River, passed away May 14, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Green River, Jaramillo passed away suddenly.

He was born in Ft. Garland, Colo. July 12, 1935, the son of the late Emilio Jaramillo and Rosenda Herrera.

Jaramillo attended schools in Green River and Rock Springs, graduating from Lincoln High School with the class of 1953. He also attended Western Wyoming Community College for two years and Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.

He married Orlinda Garcia Dec. 28, 1955 and they later divorced.

He later married Patricia John Logan in Reno, Nev., Aug. 28, 1996.

Jaramillo served in the United States National Guard.

He was employed at Union Pacific Railroad as a porter-janitor for many years and was the owner and operator of Green River Gulf Station.

Jaramillo was employed at Green River City Police Department for 21 years and retired as a detective sergeant on May 5, 1998.

Jaramillo was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Green River and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Channels, Sweetwater Coalition and Joe and Pat. He played bass guitar, acoustic guitar and sang.

His interests included fishing, hunting, hanging out with his poker buddies at the senior center, telling jokes and stories, his dachshund "Mr. Big" and spending time with his friends. He loved his family, Green River and the Riverton casino. 

He was so special to his step-daughters and their families.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Jaramillo of Green River; five daughters, Lorrie "Jammo" Jaramillo of Green River, Patricia "Patches" Seyersdahl and husband David of Green River, Marie "Josefa" Peterson and husband Gary of Rawlins, Jeanette "Jenny" Lowseth and husband Randy of Pinedale and Connie "Coneja" Adams and husband Mike of Murrieta, Calif.; three step-daughters, Kathryn Hooton and husband David of Lyman, Bonnie LaFond and husband Jim of Lyman, and Julie Gonder and husband Gary of Green River; two sisters, Emilia Sanchez and Martha Lujan, both of El Prado, N.M.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Gerrie Montano, one brother in infancy and one daughter Christine "Kina."

A celebration of life took place May 20.


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