Jack E Bermudez passed away at the age of 88 while out with his beloved horses, at his home outside of Longmont, Colorado on December 28th, 2021. He was born December 17th, 1933, in Mountainair, NM to parents Felix Bermudez and Anita Bermudez née Aragon. He was raised on a working ranch in Central New Mexico.
After leaving home, he put himself through engineering school at the University of New Mexico by working as a night watchman. He then went on to serve in the US Army and earned his master’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico and earned his Professional Engineers Accreditation. He worked as a project engineer and project leader for the Los Alamos National Laboratory on the Defense and Weapons programs. After retiring from LANL, he went on to work as a highway engineer for the New Mexico Highway Department.
Even more important than his career was his family, raising his son Anthony with his wife Nohemi in Santa Fe, NM. Jack also enjoyed many hobbies and passions and lived an extremely full life. After his final retirement from the State of New Mexico, he kept busy with his hobby farm, animals, and many projects. He spent time in Nicaragua and fostered many beautiful friendships with wonderful people there. He eventually moved to Colorado to be near his son and grandchildren.
Jack was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Gene Bermudez, Rayitos Benavidez, Luciano Bermudez, and Joe Bermudez. He is survived by his wife Nohemi Guillen; son Anthony Guillen; grandchildren Emmi, Abbie, and Spencer Guillen; and sister Delfie Gonzales. In addition to his immediate family, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.
For work, he engineered and designed projects for national defense, and then went on to design large highway interchanges. For pleasure, he hunted, fished, boated, raised and rode horses, and played guitar. To help family and friends, he fixed cars, rebuilt engines, drilled water wells, and built houses from the ground up with his own hands. He set an example for his son of persistence, hard work, and always helping others. In his later years, he loved and doted on his grandchildren and helped family however he could. He died on his own terms – riding a horse on his very last day.
There will be a small memorial service at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home in Longmont, CO on Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 2:00pm.
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