Longtime Durango resident Jose L. Carrillo died Monday, April, 23, 2012, at San Juan Regional Hospital in Farmington. He was 72.
Mr. Carrillo was born to Salvador and Tonita Carrillo on Aug. 17, 1939, in Monero, N.M.
In 1959, he married Ruby Enriquez in Durango.
Before his retirement, Mr. Carrillo worked as a mechanic and mixer-truck driver for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
He enjoyed working crossword puzzles and playing the guitar at the Rose of Sharon Church in Flora Vista, N.M.
Mr. Carrillo is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruby Carrillo, of Durango; four children; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at The Rose of Sharon Church, 930 U.S. Highway 550 in Flora Vista.