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Zamora, Jose D. “Joe” – Obituary

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Baker City, Oregon

Jose D. “Joe” Zamora 72, of Baker City died Sept. 23, 2001, at the Veterans Nursing Home in Boise.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Monte Loyd of Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. Vault interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery with military rites accorded by Baker City Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3048. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Zamora was born Dec. 24, 1928, at Morrell, Neb., a son of Horacio and Fidela Moya Zamora. He was first married to Nora Griego in 1950. They had five children, four daughters and a son.

He was drafted in 1951 into the U.S. Marine Corps where he served two years active duty in Korea and four years in the reserves. He was widowed in March of 1987.

Mr. Zamora had worked for the City of Los Angeles as a street maintenance worker for many years and then retired. In August 1987, he married Susan Jaramillo, who also was widowed. They were married for 14 years.

After their marriage in California, they moved to Utah for five years and then to Baker City in 1993.

Mr. Zamora’s first enjoyment was gardening. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Zamora of Baker City; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Alex Quiles, Barbara and Ernest Cruz and Shirley and Ernie Romero, all of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Jeannette and Raymond Swinger of Talent; son, Michael Zamora of Valley Village, Calif.; stepchildren, Senida and Roger Fimbres of Hesperia, Calif., Joe and Karen Jaramillo, Victor and Sue Jaramillo and Fred Jaramillo, all of Grants Pass, and Carmen and Bob Erskine of Baker City; 27 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren; four sisters; three brothers; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, two brothers and a sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 7, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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