Duane Anthony Jaramillo, 56, passed away May 12, 2013. Survived by children, Chantel (Mike) Baca, Daniel Jaramillo, Charelle A. Jaramillo; mother, Alice Jaramillo; brothers, Gerald and Ken; grandchildren, Izavella Adianna, Chloey Anna Rae, Xavier Baca; loving companion, Wolfer; special friends, Bill Pershin and John Myers; and family friend, Cynthia Sandoval. Preceded in death by his father, Charles Jaramillo in 2001; and granddaughter, Arabella Jaramillo in 2008. Duane was born Oct. 23, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo., to Alice and Charles Jaramillo. He was the owner and operator of Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant. He enjoyed building a very successful restaurant, music and concerts, meeting actors, actresses and musicians, raising his grandkids, and being a father to his grandson, Daniel. Duane was a member of the NRA, American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. He was also a St. Jude donator and a judge for the Colorado State Fair Fiesta Pageant. Visitation, 2 - 5 p.m. Thursday, and service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, both at Montgomery Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Charelle, I just came across this… I am so sorry to hear that my Uncle Duane passed away. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I apologize for the indirectness of this communication after so many years, I didn’t know any other way to reach out. Please extend my heartfelt sympathy to Chantel as well. – your cousin, Brittany

  2. Charelle, I just came across this… I am so sorry to hear that my Uncle Duane passed away. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I apologize for the indirectness of this communication after so many years, I didn’t know any other way to reach out. Please extend my heartfelt sympathy to Chantel as well. – your cousin, Brittany

  3. May I offer my sincere condolences to you on the death of Duane. His life was too short. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where he states: He (God) will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God shall wipe away tears from off all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11) no sickness (Isaiah 33:24) and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word for all that he has said will surely come to pass. (Titus 1:2) My deepest sympathy to you.

  4. To the Jaramillo Family, so sorry to here of Duanes passing. I enjoyed working with him and all the family very much. He was very kind and im very proud to call him my friend. I think of you all often and the good times we had at the restaurant, please give alice my love and may the dear lord bless you all in this time of sorrow. always a friend, Karen n Rick Spinuzzi

  5. Dear each friend that has shared a memory I truly am greatful for sharing ghetto will be missed very very much. Thank u for being a part of my daddyz life. He lead a full life a loved every second of being Grampa GRUMP

  6. He sure
    was a kind man. When we crossed paths, Mr. Jaramillo would greeted me with a smile and a firm
    hand shake. Though I only knew him threw brief encounters at the restaurant for
    Charelle’s birthday or at a festival I gave him my full respect. Loosing a good man
    like him makes me truly look back on the people in my own life and value them
    while there still hear. No matter how great you are in this life God can call
    on you at any time ‘Carpe diem’� Seize the day.
    To your familia
    From the Gutierrez familia our deepest condolences

  7. To The Jaramillo Family. My Sincerest Condolences in the Loss of Duane. I met him years ago at Don Carlos after I got out of the US Nave, thru Kenny, – who I served with on Battleship New Jersey in the 80’s. Charelle: As I read thru the listed condolences, I can see that you seem to be the “voice” of The Family. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your Siblings, on the loss of your Dad. Will you also extend my condolences to Kenny?
    With All My Respect,
    – Ronnie H. Chavez, Castle Rock, Colorado

  8. Jaramillo Family–We are so sorry for your loss. Duane was a great cousin and will be missed dearly. We will miss his sense of humor, contagious smile and thoughtfulness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  9. I new Duane from Central when he was a senior and I was a freshman. He was always friendly to us newbies. My mother loved going to Don Carlos and I took her there until it closed. My Mom was sad when it closed and so will I. Great food, and lots of it. May the family be at peace with their loss.

  10. Gerald shouldn’t even b in this obit… i will stop there n remain classy… but u all know who was there for my dad…AFTER THE RESTAURANT…

  11. Dear Family, I am so saddened at losing our dear Brother Duane. I appreciate how generous Duane was with me, and how I feel so honored to have been involved in your family. I wish I could be there with all of you to say goodbye. Know that I will be praying for you. I love you all – Keith Sandoval

  12. Jaramillo Familia, you all know how we loved Duane & we will miss him very much! My Mother & I loved our visits with Duane during the holidays….we will miss those times very much but we have our blessed memories too. Wish I could be there but you all know I will be in spirit-from Chicago. God Bless you all & our Love – Cuz Daryl & Julie Hernandez

  13. I just wanted to say how truly sorry I am for your loss. I worked for your dad many years at Don Carlos. He was a great man.

  14. To: The Jaramillo Family & Daughters;
    Dwayne was a good friend from so many years ago. We always kept in touch and I’ll miss visiting him and talking about the good ole’ days. He’s in peace now wih all the angels. Rest in peace my friend, until I see you again…..
    Kenny G.

  15. To the Jaramillo family our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna Medina and Greg Fernandez.

  16. I loved working for Duane at Don Carlos! I had so much fun there, met great people, and learned so much from him personally and professionally. May he rest in peace and your family will forever be watched by a Special Angel.


  18. my daddy loved EACH AND EVERYONE of his employees… they were all our family…. thank you for your kind words

  19. I love u my daddy and u may have been mad when I got tatted but couldn’t stay mad when it sed DADDYS GIRL D.A.J….always will be daddys girl…

  20. Chantel, Charelle, and Family,

    May GOD bless you and keep you close to his heart. I have many memories of your father, all good, and I feel blessed to have had him in my life. I thought of him often and prayed for him daily. I will always remember what a wonderful man he was and he will always have a special place in my heart. I loved my Nino very much, may he rest in peace.

  21. To The Jaramillo Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Duane was like an uncle to those of us who began our working lives at Don Carlos. He always had a wise word to say and had much pride in his family and business. May he rest in peace.

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