John F. Jaramillo passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 in Rio Rancho, NM at the age of 57.
John is survived by his spouse, Unki Kim Jaramillo of Rio Rancho, NM; sons, James Volcke of Rio Rancho, NM and Stanley Volcke of Los Angeles, CA; mother, Micheline Jaramillo of Rio Rancho, NM; sister, Linda Murphy of Huntsville, AL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by father, Adolfo Jaramillo and his niece, Frances Valenzuela.
John was born on April 26, 1964 in Naples, Italy to Adolfo R and Micheline Jaramillo. He graduated from Highland High School in 1982. John enlisted in the United States Army for 40 years of service. He participated in the Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. He served honorably in the Army, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. For his services, he earned Bronze Star Medal w/ V Device, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Service Star, Spartan Shield, Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (2nd Award), Korea Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 3 Campaign Stars, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2nd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd Award), and Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device and 20 year silver hourglass. At the time of his passing, he was a member of the Reserves.
Graduated with a Masters in Computer Information Systems in 2016 from The University of Phoenix. John married Unki Kim on October 5, 1999 in Albuquerque, NM for 23 beautiful years. He worked at Honeywell for 36 years and at Sandia National Labs as a Software Engineer for 2.5 years.
John was a loving and caring individual who loved tinkering with electronics. He loved spending time with family and friends. He kept himself busy by landscaping the yard or cleaning and shining his car. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
A viewing will take place at 1:00 pm (MST) on Friday, November 26, 2021 with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00 pm (MST) at Daniels Family – Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM. Interment to follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM. A reception will follow burial at 4:00 pm (MST) at Masonic Lodge, 1420 Barbara Loop SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
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