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Louis Trujillo, age 101, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 20, 1921 to Juan and Rosita Candelaria Trujillo. He was one of fifteen children and fondly known as Shorty to his brothers and sisters. To many others he was simply Lou, Louie or Uncle Louie. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorayne Trujillo, daughter Susan Trujillo, brothers Paul Trujillo, Ramon Trujillo, Johnny Trujillo, Bart Trujillo, Phillip Trujillo, sisters Amada (Dita) Evans, Ina Nickels, and Flora Strait. He is survived by his sons Russell Trujillo (Sharon), and Randy Trujillo (Angie), eight grandchildren Jamie Agnew (Matt), Ryan Trujillo (Nicole), Emmy Trujillo Jacobson, Amadeo Trujillo, Marcus Trujillo, Raquela Trujillo (Brandon), Ysabela Trujillo, and Elias Trujillo. Lou was also blessed with five great grandchildren Jaiden Trujillo, Jackson Trujillo, Reese Jacobson, Kai’iki Mirante, and Marsaleigh Mirante. Lou is also survived by his four siblings Rosalie Anderson, Connie Huydts, Patty Clough, Jose Trujillo.
Lou grew up in Littleton, Colorado after his parents moved from New Mexico in 1924. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy where he proudly served in WWII. He was in the Pacific Theatre and served from March 3, 1942, until November 27, 1945. His service took him to the Solomon Islands and Guadalcanal patrolling nights in a LCI Gun Boat. After returning from the war, he met and married Lorayne Ann Tieken. They built and owned the Double T Motel on Santa Fe Dr where they lived and raised their three children. Lorayne managed the motel and home, while Lou worked in the paint and construction trades until he retired in 1985. Lou loved gardening, fishing, drives in the mountains (Central City), walking with Lorayne along the Platte River, visiting Lorayne’s relatives in Minnesota, and road trips to Corrales, New Mexico. He had a quick wit and so enjoyed making people laugh. He was an usher for many years at St Mary’s Catholic Church as well as a Knights of Columbus member. He belonged to the Pat Hannon VFW Post 4666 in Littleton. A memorable highlight in 2013 was his trip to Washington D.C. The Honor Flight Network escorted Lou and fellow veterans to see the WWII Memorial as well as other sites. In 2014, Dream Flights took him for a ride in a Boeing Stearman Biplane. At the young age of 80, he took some loops and rolls in a P-51. Lou was a cherished Uncle to many, a beloved brother and brother-in-law, and an adored Grandpa and Great Grandpa. He deeply valued his large family and loved the time they spent together. He has left a legacy of wonderful memories.
A Rosary will be held March 7, 2023, at Drinkwine Mortuary 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be March 8, 2023, at St Mary’s Catholic Church 10:30 AM. Interment immediately following at Littleton Cemetery. Reception will follow at St Mary’s hall. The funeral mass will be provided by the church via live stream for those unable to atttend in person. The following link will be LIVE about twenty (20) minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to:
The Pat Hannon VFWPost 4666
5748 S Gallup St
Littleton, Co 80120
Donations may be made through Zelle using this address: Vfw4666@hotmail.com