JOHNSON — Freddie Ray Carrillo, 49, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Grand County, Colo. He was born Sept. 8, 1970, in Ulysses, to Frank Carrillo and Pat Sisco. Freddie was raised by his great-grandmother, Emeteria Carrillo, the first four years of his life and then was adopted by Frank and Pat.
Freddie grew up in Johnson City and graduated from Stanton County High School in 1989. After graduating, Freddie enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Friedberg, Germany, and fought in Desert Storm.
After Fred’s discharge from the service, he worked for Sunflower Electric in Garden City for 16 years, working his way to control room operator. In February 2018, Fred moved to Grand Lake, Colo., and worked for Northern Water as a control room operator until his demise.
Freddie is survived by a son, Jakob Carrillo, daughter, Carly Carrillo, and their mother, Lynn Carrillo, all of Woodland Park, Colo.; his partner, Rebecca Ridenour of Grand Lake, Colo.; Rebecca's sons, Derek Ridenour of Grand Lake, Colo., and Austin Ridenour of Phoenix; mother, Pat Sisco of Chickasha, Okla.; brother, Troy Carrillo of Oelwein, Iowa; brother, Mario Beltran Jr., of Ulysses; and sisters, Vicki Smith and Sara Doughty of Chickasha, Okla. and Rosalinda Beltran of Ulysses.
He is preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Emeteria Carrillo; father, Frank Carrillo; mother, Linda Beltran; and many other family members.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson. Interment will follow at Stanton County Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be given to Jakob and Carly Carrillo Education Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.