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STERLING – Edward R. Barajas, age 83, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at CGH Medical Center.
Edward was born on December 8, 1936 in Dixon the son of Genaro and Mary (Moreno) Barajas, Sr. He married Joyce Wiker on January 3, 1958 in Dixon. Edward was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire Company in Sterling for over 35 years retiring in 1991. He enjoyed woodworking, photography and outdoor sports.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce of Sterling; one daughter, Elizabeth (Gordon) Waltemade of N.C.; one son, Timothy Barajas of Texas; one sister, Loretta Barajas Main; six brothers, Julian (Blanche) Barajas, Peter (Ramona) Barajas, David Barajas, Robert (Susan) Barajas, Anthony (Barbara) Barajas and Alex (Mary Jane) Barajas; three grandchildren, Kirstin Siddall, Jennifer Waltemade and Dr. Brennon Barajas, MD; four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Grayson, Aaron and Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Teresa Alvarez and Lucille Barajas; one brother, Genaro Barajas, Jr.
Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 AM Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. COVID-19 guidelines limit attendance up to 50 people in the building, masks will be required. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 AM at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.