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Cecilia "Ceci" Jaramillo

May 13, 1998 - February 21, 2021

Cecilia  JaramilloOur beloved Cecilia Ceci Jaramillo, unexpectedly passed away on February 21, 2021 due to complications of Rett syndrome, a genetic disorder that severely impedes neurological development.  She was born on May 13,1998 in Salem. 
Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Ceci was included in all family activities, including Rett Stroll-A-Thons, Camp Attitude and Wheels to Walk.  She graduated from McNary High School Special Education program in 2016.
She bravely dealt with many physical challenges, but was always a happy, smiling girl.  Although Ceci could not talk, she made a lasting impression on all who knew her with her spirit, humor and gentle nature.  She was the light of her family’s life and will be forever missed.  "Fly away our sweet angel, at last in a place free of pain, free to walk and talk."
Ceci is survived by her parents, Sarah and Juan Jaramillo; sisters, Priscilla, Angelina and Dahlia; grandparents, Maria and Vicente Jaramillo and Margaret and Bob Blaine and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Donations in Ceci’s memory can be made to NW Rett Syndrome Association at or -  A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Virgil T. Golden funeral home, with a Rosary and funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church on Tuesday, March 2.


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On February 21st my sister Cecilia passed away we will miss her so much, but we all need to know that she will now be able to walk and talk now in heaven because she could not do that before. But I will always remember like when I would sometimes walk in a room she laughed and smiled. I love my sister Cecilia and I will miss when she used to call the boys and telling her secrets.  I will miss my sister Cecilia so much I will see her again one day and I can’t wait for that day. Love, Dahlia your littlest sister

I miss you so much you had such a beautiful smile . When I had a bad day you would make it better. You were such an amazing sister I can’t wait to see you again one day. I could tell you all my secrets and you would never tell them. You were the light of my day. I loved taking care of you and I love all the amazing memories we have. 
Love Angelina

To my sweet Ceci Lu, 
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. You will always be in my heart. I will miss you so much Ceci. Love Corinne  

“All of us have
special ones who
have LOVED us
into being”
~Mister Rogers
Ceci, you will always be in our hearts and forever missed. Love you

My sweet Ceci, thank you for being the best little sister I ever could’ve asked for, I wish we could’ve had more time together. You were unable to walk or talk, but yet you had the biggest personality ever and your smile would light up any room you were in. I love and miss you so much, I’m forever grateful that I got to spend 22 years with you, you are and always will be my best friend. I know you’re no longer in pain and I will see you someday soon. Rest In Peace lil’ sis, Love your big sister

I met Cecil, as a staff member, at the school district program that she attended for three years.
From her first day, until the day she graduated, I was blest and in such admiration of her SMILES....every day, every month, every year!
Ceci enjoyed being around people, and likewise, the many, many staff, would always enjoy finding time somehow, to slip on over to chat and just be by her....just to absorb that Sunshine of Smiles and Spirit!

Ceci was such a delight, and I'm so glad to have met her. I worked with her at school, and her laugh and smiles were so contagious. She was a joy and will be sorely missed.

Ceci taught me to appreciate life and to complain less. It’s true, even with all the challenges she faced, she always remained that happy girl; laughing and smiling all the time. I feel honored to have had the privilege to care for her a couple years. I enjoyed helping her with all activities of daily living. My favorite and best memories will always be watching how happy she was swinging on her swing as a pushed her from behind, and helping her ride her bike so she could join her younger sisters on the fun. Ceci will be greatly missed. I know that she is in an even better place now  

It is hard to put into words the loss we are feeling since our beloved granddaughter, Ceci, passed away.  She was an amazing person, who endured many physical challenges with grace, bravery and perseverance,  We loved her very much and are comforted by so many great memories. Ceci was always happy to see us, greeting us with her beautiful smile.  We enjoyed going places with her and sharing new experiences.  It will take time to overcome the sadness in our heart for Ceci, but we will never forget our sweet girl and the lessons she taught us.
Grandma and Grandpa Blaine

My Dearest Ceci, You will be missed by soo many. I will never forget your contagious smile. You had an angelic gift of making everyone around you happy. The first time I met you, you had me smiling from ear-to-ear. That's when I knew that God has placed you in the arms of a family that would surround you with unconditional love. You touched the hearts of soo many and that is a gift of an angel. Fly high Ceci! My wish is for your family to always smile when they think of you.

Happy Birthday to my lovely sweet girl Cecilia!  I miss you so much! You are forever in our hearts.  Love you, Mom