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September 14, 1942 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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ELKO - Julian Ybarzabal, 81, of Elko, NV sadly passed away surrounded by family on January 6, 2024. Julian was born in Marquina, Vizcaya, Spain, on September 14, 1942, to Eusebio Ibarzabal and Maria Josefa Ibarzabal Anitua.
In his younger years he went to school and worked on the family farm. In 1962, he embarked on the biggest journey of his life coming to the United States as a sheepherder for the Bruneau Sheep Company in Grand View, ID, later working for Simplot and various ranches throughout Idaho and Nevada.
In 1972, he moved to Elko and began working construction. A year later, he met the love of his life Linda Miller and in August of 1975, they were married, and he proudly became the father of her two sons: Jeff and Kirk. Julian and Linda welcomed their son, Jonathon, in 1979.
In 1984, he went to work for Carlin Gold as a Heavy Equipment Operator, eventually working his way up and became one of the more proficient shovel operators and took great pride in doing so. He worked there until he retired in 2009.
Julian's greatest joy was spending time with his family, as well as camping, fishing, and hunting. He also took great pride in landscaping and helping others whenever he could.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mari, brother, Miguel, and mother and father-in-law, Arlene and Bob Miller.
Julian is survived by his beloved wife Linda of 49 years, son Jeff (D’Aun) Owsley, Kirk (Barbara) Owsley, Jon (Lauren) Ybarzabal, and grandchildren Mitchell and Kyle Owsley, his brothers Jose of Reno and Ramon of Marquina, his brother-in-law Dan (Cindy) Miller of Salt Lake City, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Julian, you will live on in our hearts forever.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Hogle and Tammy for the excellent care he received over the years.
The services will be held January 22, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at St Joseph's Catholic Church. A reception will follow at Mater Dei Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.