Julio B. Zaragoza, age 94, passed away peacefully at his residence in Fort Lupton on July 11, 2020. He was born on December 20, 1925 to Cruz and Angelina (Betancourt) Zaragoza in Lamar, Colorado and was raised a devoted member of the Catholic faith.
Julio proudly served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in California. In December of 1952, he married his late wife Nina Lomeli, and they had a happy and enjoyable life together. The two of them raised their children to be respectful, and instilled their traditional catholic morals in each of them as they grew older.
For labor, Julio worked many jobs. In his early ages he was a farmer and after that he transitioned to a railroad worker. He also worked for a company called Tramway in Denver and after that he took up his final job as a Pipefitter for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, which he did for over 35 years until he retired.
Julio treasured the outdoors. Fishing, camping and boating being some of his favorite activities. He was a devoted and caring family member and loved everyone in his entire family, unconditionally. He was an excellent friend and neighbor and always tended to people’s needs when they needed guidance. Julio had a many friends and always boasted a friendly attitude. In fact, he was such a good friend, that he even tried to attend the funerals of numerous American Legion members to pay his respects and show off his dedication to his military family.
Julio is survived by his two daughters: Barbara and Anna Zaragoza, both of Fort Lupton, Colorado. Along with two sisters; Phyllis Ramirez of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Delfie Zaragoza of Brighton, Colorado, and one brother, Ambrose Zaragoza also of Brighton, Colorado. He is also survived by numerous, loving nieces and nephews. Julio is preceded in death by both his mother and father, Cruz and Angelina (Betancourt) Zaragoza. By his spouse, Nina Lomeli. One son, Robert Zaragoza along with four brothers: Cruz, Lalo, Victor, and Johnny Zaragoza.
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