Leopoldo “Leo” O. Trujillo: 1920-2005
Leopoldo “Leo” O. Trujillo died Nov. 13, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 84.
Trujillo was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Cleveland, N.M., to Juan Pablo and Matilda Trujillo.
Trujillo was raised and attended school in Cleveland. He married Enriqueta Branch on July 4, 1943, in Mora. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Colorado, living for a short time in Azure and in Parshall before moving to Hayden in 1948. Trujillo worked as a section hand on the railroad for many years and later as a truck driver. He retired from the railroad after 40 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the guitar and harmonica, and he was an avid Broncos fan. He also was a bronc rider and broke horses. He had a way with animals and was known to be able to hug the deer outside his home.
Trujillo is survived by his wife, Enriqueta Trujillo of Hayden; daughter, Precilla (Mike) Isenbarger of Hayden; son, Lee (Cathy) Trujillo of Houston; daughter-in-law, Janet Trujillo of Fort Worth; grandchildren Shane (Peggy) Isenbarger of Craig, Melissa Jane (Dave) Edmisson of Pueblo West, Justin Trujillo of Ft. Worth, Katy Trujillo of Ft. Worth, Tana DeShayes of Houston, Lori (Casey) Lewis of Casa Grande, Ariz., Alyssa (Michael) O’Brien of Houston, and Brandon McDaniel of Houston; and great grandchildren Nicole Marie, Matthew, Aiden and Laynie.
Trujillo was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Fidencia and Fedilina; brother, Charles; and his son, Larry.
Services were held Nov. 18, 2005, at Hayden Congregational Church with Janet Babish officiating. The organist was Avis Funk and the soloist was Gretchen Hayes.
Selections were “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You),” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Pallbearers were Gary Medvesk, Dennis Bugay, Chencho Salazar, Butch Kitchens, Robert Bruchez and Sam Montieth.
Interment was at Hayden Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post No. 89.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in care of Grant Mortuary.
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