Amada Martinez Evans

April 18, 1919 ~ August 26, 2020 (age 101)


Amadita (Amada) Trujillo was born April 18, 1919 in Val Verde, New Mexico and was the second child born to Juan and Rosita Trujillo.  Known as "Dita" to everyone, she was one of fifteen children born into this wonderful and loving family. Two of her siblings died in infancy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Ramon, Paul, Johnny, Phillip, sister Ina, two grandchildren Jacob and Jordan and son-in-law Rex. She is survived by her children Monica, Paula, Charles, Andrea, Timothy, Bridgid, stepdaughter Maggie and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her surviving siblings are Louis, Bart, Rosalie, Connie, Patty, Flora and Jose.

Dita moved to Albuquerque in 1920 with her mom, dad and brother Paul. In 1924 the family moved to Littleton, Colorado where she attended Littleton Elementary School, which was located the of corner of Church Street and Rapp Street. She attended Littleton High School. During the war Dita worked at Heckethorn (Hecos), which was a munitions factory in Littleton that made 20mm shells for the Navy. She later went on to work as a cook for her brother Jose in his mexican restaurant. She retired from Jose's in 1987. Amada was married to Anthony (Abe) Martinez on May 25, 1950 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado Abe passed away on July 23, 1968. She was a widow for 13 years before she met Clyde Vernon (CV) Evans. Amada and CV married on August 15, 1980. Clyde pass away in December of 2005.

Dita's most valuable possessions were her children and family because she loved them so much, "I'm happy with my life, and I have the most wonderful family," she would say. She was respected and loved by everyone. She was the matriarch of the family and will be truly missed.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd at 10AM at All Souls Catholic Church; burial will follow at 11:30AM at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B.  The Mass will be held outside. The church request guests to bring folding chairs. Due to COVID19, please follow the Governor's guidelines. Face masks and social distancing are required at this time. Thank you. 

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Memorial Mass
September 2, 2020

10:00 AM
All Souls Catholic Church
4950 S. Logan Street
Englewood, CO 80113

September 2, 2020

11:30 PM
Ft. Logan National Cemetery - Staging Area "B"
3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80236

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