Deran J. Vasquez

Deran Joseph Vasquez, 37, passed away at UC Health Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado on September 17, 2021. He was born January 20, 1984, to Daniel and Wrae (Swartwood) Vasquez in Laramie, Wyoming.

Deran was a kind soul. He loved hunting and fishing. His favorite place to spend time was in the Snowy Range Mountains where he would camp. He was a good dad, brother, and friend. Deran was a precious son. No matter where he was or what he was doing, Deran could always be counted on to call and wish people a happy birthday or anniversary. He appreciated the milestones in life and made sure to never forget them.

Deran loved his job and was an expert in construction. He was a hard worker. He had a mind of his own and was always doing something, whether it was calling his mom to talk in the morning or building things.

Deran was preceded in death by his grandparents; Delmer and Margaret Swartwood, Sadie Wilson, and Frank “Tats” Vasquez; brother Dustin Burrowes; aunts Tammy Swartwood and Katie Palamaris; uncles Rogie Vasquez, Frankie Vasquez, Rueben Palamaris, and Michael Martinez.

Deran is survived by his parents Daniel and Wrae; daughters Daisha, Ileeyah, and Dakira; siblings Derick (Nicole), Desmond, Daniel Buckner, Rita (Jose) Muniz, and Danny; as well as his beloved nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A Rosary service will be at 9:00 a.m. Friday October 1st, 2021, at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church in Laramie, Wyoming. A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday October 1st, 2021, at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Deran Vasquez Memorial Fund at UniWyo Federal Credit Union (Laramie) Account # 84917.

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Condolences (19)

  • Kay Kohler

    Dear Wrae and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of this vibrant young man -- gone far too soon. I recall your joy when he was born -- what a beautiful baby. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May loving memories help to ease your pain.

  • Julie Trujillo

    Deran was a super guy do anything for anyone. Good dad loved his girls worked hard for them. Loved to be around friends and family. He was a good soul will be missed. Julie Trujillo

  • Crissy & Azalea Sanchez

    My sincere condolences to Wrae, Desmond and the entire family! Deran was one of a kind and he’s definitely going to be missed. He sure had a way to make any situation better when you least expected. Rest Easy my friend until we meet again!

  • whitney cruz

    Deran is the father of my children. Daisha and illyeah he is a good man n father he will always be in our hearts we love n miss u always

  • Barbara and Dan Sanchez

    Danny and Ware and family ....We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Son , We can't imagine what you as parents are going thru..... I pray the Lord will give you peace and comfort in the coming days ...cherish the memories and keep your Baby close in your heart always....Danny and Barbara

  • Anonymous

    God Bless You all!! May he Rest in Peace!!!!

  • Patti Sanchez

    I’m heartbroken for all of you. I’m truly so very sorry for your loss. Love you all

  • Brian Goodwin

    From kids playing in the dirt streets of west Laramie to trying to figure out this crazy life as as adults... I always respected you Deran. You were and always will be my friend. May God bless and keep the Vasquez Family through this time of turmoil. May God welcome you home brother.

  • Anonymous

    So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family and friends. Deb Trujillo Grassman and family.

  • Robin and Jason Baldwin

    We’re so sorry to hear of Deran’s passing. He was a joy to talk to, he was always respectful and had a joy for life! He truly will be missed. Our condolences to his children, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and friends.

  • Jennie Lawrence

    So sorry to hear this. My prayers and condolences are with the family.

  • Ursula Harrison

    So sorry to hear, love and prayers to the Vasquez family!

  • Anabell Wurth and family, Alicia Gonzales, Brandon Nyberg, Acacia Nyberg and Christopher Hyatt

    So sorry and my codolences to the entire family. May God bless each and everyone of you at this hard time.

  • Patti Sanchez

    I’m just heartbroken for you all. Such a tragedy. I love you all and hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dianna Palamaris

    Prayers and Condolences to the Vasquez Family.

  • Brandie

    I can’t even begin to imagine the pain that you guys are going through! He was definitely one of a kind he was so funny and loving! He will be so missed! I love you guys 🤍🤍 🕊🤍🤍 My prayers are with you all!

  • May K Ramey

    So Sorry ,My condolences and prayer.s for the family Love you all,May Miller Ramey


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