Obituaries » Betty O. Jaramillo
November 4, 1927 - September 18, 2019
“Betty” Vesentita Olivama Barela-Jaramillo , 91, of Denver. Betty was a lady of distinction loved by her family and friends. She was born in Los Sauces, Colorado, with her five brothers, three sisters and her mother, Vesentita and father Ricardo Barela. The family lived in a small two-room adobe house in Los Sauces, Colorado. They lived a full life in the San Luis Valley, and as a child, their mode of transportation was horse and buggy.
Betty moved to Denver at the age of 14 and lived in the Denver area, ever since. She married Harold C Mestas, and they had four children. Bobby, Kathy, Margie, and Michael. They divorced, and she then met and married Eppie E Jaramillo, and they had three children, Dan, Richard, and Loretta. Eppie preceded her nine years prior. She has 13 Grandchildren and 50 Great Grandchildren.
Betty worked several jobs in her life, a salad girl at the Brown Palace Hotel, she had to memorize the menu in English to know how to respond to the customers. She lived with her two cousins Anna & Toni Jaquez. Betty retired from the Jefferson County Schools. Eppie was a Marine during the Korean War and came to Denver and worked for Gates Rubber Company until retirement he passed in 2010.
They lived in several places in Denver but settled in their home in Northwest Denver. Betty had a heart of gold, and she regularly helped the indigent and homeless. Many people lived in the household because they were continually bringing people in to help them with their lives. She participated in many activities in the Denver area. Betty was active in the San Luis Valley Friendship Club and ACORN organizations. She was partly responsible for the walkover bridge for Mile High stadium and residential, preferential parking for the stadium events. When she was involved with Acorn Mayor Frederico Pena met with her about the parking situation. These are just a few of her achievements.
She was an avid attendee at her church, St. Dominic Catholic Church in Denver. She lived a full life, and many friends and relatives will miss her. She very much enjoyed visiting the Valley, camping, and family get-togethers. Her love of life and warm, caring personality was evident by the many people who would come to visit her throughout the years. She will be missed by many and will now enjoy, a well-deserved, time of Peace with Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Viewing 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 At St Dominic Catholic Church, 2915 Federal Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80211.
Interment Monday September 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. Fort Logan National Cemetery Stage A.
NOTE THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE ROSARY TIME PER THE FAMILY WE WILL HAVE A 7:00 P.M. ROSARY INSTEAD OF A 5:00 P.M. ROSARY.