John T. Trujillo, age 92 passed away from natural causes on December 9th, 2018 at MCMC Long Term Hospital.
He was born on June 11, 1925 in Sopris, CO to Bernardo and Encarnacion Trujillo. He is a Veteran of the United States Marines Corp. Most of his life he worked in the coal mines in northern New Mexico, and he retired from the mine in 1987. He was a proud member of the UMWA, and a member of the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton. He also worked in construction in Denver, CO for a number of years. He was a loving, kind, gentle man who loved his family. He had a special place in his heart for his “Aidee Luv” (great-granddaughter) as she came to see him in the nursing home numerous times. He also loved all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was a great inspiration to all who came by his path. He always had a joke to put a smile on your face.
John was preceded in death by his parents Bernardo and Encarnacion Trujillo, his wife Amelia, his sister Sally Valdez, his brothers Bernardo, Felix, Willie, and Richard, and his son Steven Trujillo
John is survived by four sisters, Gloria Shelhammer from Yuma, AZ, Mary Uriosti from Santa Fe, NM, Monica Crowley and husband Bill from Capitola, CA, and Fritosa Jaramillo and husband Tom from Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by three children, Dennis Trujillo of Segundo, CO, John Trujillo and wife Isabel of Colorado Springs, CO, and Judy Duran and husband Gene of Raton, NM. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family would like to thank MCMC Long Term Care and Acute Care for the excellent care he received while a resident there. A special thank you to the wonderful nurses, CNAs, and Dr. Lopez for all of their care and support.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Right after the service, everyone is welcome to attend the Memorial Luncheon at the First Christian Church fellowship hall, 330 North 3rd Street. Interment will be Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.
Arrangements for John T. Trujillo are under the care and direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.