Benina Eufelia Jaramillo, 93, of Evans, CO passed away peacefully on September 24, 2017 in Greeley, CO.
She was born in Conejos, CO on February 24, 1924 to Moises and Lupita (Armenta) Martinez. In 1952 she married Joe Jaramillo and together they raised seven children.
Benina loved her family. She particularly enjoyed music, her flower garden and cooking for her family. Her greatest joy was when her family was around so she could feed them. She would always make enough food for everyone and no one left her home hungry. She never used a recipe; everything was made from memory. Benina shared some of these favorites with her grandchildren and they were thrilled to know the unwritten recipes. During the few weeks prior to passing, Benina even prepared these feasts in her sleep and frequently apologized for not being able to get up and take care of everyone.
In her 80’s she developed a fondness for travel to visit her relatives. She loved playing cards with her grandchildren and would always win. She would laugh and joke with them throughout their time together.
Benina was a friendly and caring lady. So long as she had her family, she did not require anything else. Her devout faith in the Lord carried her through the up and down times. Benina and Joe have been members of St. Peter Catholic Church for over 50 years. Benina will be missed greatly. Her kindness, love and the twinkle in her eyes were her legacy to all those she loved and whom loved her.
Benina is survived by her husband of 65 years Joe, sons, Andrew (Rita) Jaramillo, Tom (Pat) Jaramillo, Paul (Monica) Jaramillo and Louie (Leslie) Jaramillo ; daughters, Dolores (Timothy) Holland, Loretta (Timothy) Towns and Sherrie (Timothy) Cook; her 15 grandchildren; Robert, Stacy, Terri, TJ, Matt, Brittani, Ashley, David H., Kersten, Cera, Joe, Zach, Tommy, Nikolas and Derrek, and 10 great grandchildren; her sister’s; Clorinda Chavez and Berna Ruybal, also survived by her brothers-in-laws; Louie (Viola) Jaramillo, Armando (Teresa) Jaramillo and Paul Jaramillo; sisters-in-laws; Arlene Farmer, Beatrice Brown and Theresa Godfrey.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Armando Martinez, Jose Martinez, Quirino Martinez and Eufelia Anaya.
Visitation will be 5-7pm Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Adamson Chapel with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 am Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 915 12th St. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.