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Jose "Rudy" Jaramillo

February 21, 1939 — April 26, 2024

April 26, 2024, Jose R. Jaramillo (Rudy), 85, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Sennie (Serna) Jaramillo and his daughters at his side. Rudy was born on February 21, 1939 in El Rito, NM. He was raised in the beautiful small northern New Mexico town by his parents Antonio M. Jaramillo (Papa Tony) and Presciliana (Garcia) Jaramillo with his six brothers (one passed away as an infant). Rudy played basketball in school and enjoyed the beautiful forest area up the road they called the Sierra. Rudy served honorably in the Army National Guard where he aided in fighting forest fires along with various other tasks. Rudy and Sennie married on February 4, 1967 and for a short while resided in Santa Monica, CA where they both worked at McDonnell Douglas (aerospace manufacturing) and had their first child, Monica. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1969, where they raised their three daughters, Monica, Carmen and Marcella and which they have called home for more than 55 years. This was what some would call a whirlwind romance because Rudy and Sennie only knew each other for a month before he proposed and only two months before they were married. Obviously, it was meant to be because it lasted for 57 years. Rudy enjoyed a long 28 year career as an aircraft assembler at the General Electric Company and retired in 1997 at the age of 58. He faithfully supported his family and was blessed to take them on a memorable summer vacation every year to various places throughout the United States. Rudy enjoyed going dancing with his wife (and they were quite good!). He enjoyed making a big breakfast for his family on Sunday mornings to include eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, and of course, pancakes, while listening to oldies or Spanish music. He loved listening to his music at home and anytime he was in the car and would spend hours compiling CD’s with all his favorite songs which he shared with friends and family. He enjoyed taking walks every day whether around the neighborhood, at home on the treadmill or even at the mall or big warehouse stores when it was too cold outside. He enjoyed watching boxing matches on T.V. which was obvious as he would get very animated and excited while watching. Rudy enjoyed going to the casinos with Sennie and playing the slot machines for fun. He liked to keep up with the latest health food trends and usually read all his food labels, except for ice cream of course, which was one of his favorites along with red chile and salsa (on everything!). He also enjoyed baking and making his own salsa for a time. Rudy enjoyed when his grandchildren were around him and enjoyed watching them play sports. Rudy was truly a blessing to his daughter’s even when they were adults with their own homes. He used to mow Marcella’s lawn and hook up her air conditioner and heater in her first home. When Marcella and her husband, Isaac had their first child, sometimes they would spend the night at Rudy and Sennie’s house and they would both help with the baby, but Rudy would even get up early to make Isaac breakfast before he went to work. When Carmen lost her job for a spell and was extremely worried, he told her not to worry about losing her house or her car because as long as he had money, she had money. When Monica and her family moved back from Florida, Rudy and Sennie took them into their home to live and Rudy would take the grandkids to school and pick them up often. When he would win any money at the casinos he wouldn’t even keep it for himself but distribute it among his daughters. Besides all of his acts of service, generosity, and kindness to his daughters, he also imparted a strong work ethic to them through his example which will be carried on through generations to come. Rudy was born and raised in the Catholic Faith. He and Sennie were faithful members of the Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic church for over 50 years. Family Who Went Before Rudy was preceded in death by his father Antonio Jaramillo, his mother, Presciliana (Garcia), and all of his brothers, Antonio Lino (died in infancy), Guzman, Valentin, George, Santiago, and Gilbert, his sisters-in-law Sennie (Valentin) and Julia (Guzman), godson Fabian Jaramillo and his father-and mother-in-law Abedon and Sennie Serna. Family He Left Behind He is survived by wife Sennie (Serna) Jaramillo; daughters Monica Barela (Michael), Carmen Jaramillo (Sabrina) and Marcella Chavez (Isaac); grandchildren Anthony (Jessica), Sarah, Meliah, Mikayli, Kaylee, Brianna, Sophia and Eli, great grandchildren Levi and Brooklyn along with sister-in-law Bertha (Santiago) and Claudina (Gilbert), godson Philip Montoya and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Memorial Services A rosary and funeral mass will be held at the Shrine of St. Bernadette at 11509 Indian School Rd NE on Monday, May 20 at 9:30 am. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery at 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE at 2:00 pm. Honorary Pallbearers: Tony Jaramillo, Paul Jaramillo, Philip Montoya, Jeff Serna and Benny Ulibarri
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Monday, May 20, 0024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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11401 Indian School Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87112

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