Louis G. Trujillo

06/21/1931 - 03/10/2021

Obituary for Louis G. Trujillo

Louis G. Trujillo, 89, a lifelong resident of Truth or Consequences, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Louis was born June 21, 1931 in Garfield, NM to Alvaro and Maria Lina (Gallegos) Trujillo. Louis served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict; and retired from the Truth or Consequences School District.

Louis is survived by his children: Tere (Blake) Theobald of T. or C., Luzia Weaver of T. or C., Alvaro (Angel) Trujillo of Goodlettesville, TN, Sylvia (Tim) Petit of Rosman, NC, and Maliza (Gerry) Palmer of Rio Rancho; brother, Gabriel Trujillo, of San Pedro, CA; sister Marcella “Chelo” Albidrez of Norwalk, CA; 12 grandchildren: Kelley and Rosa Theobald, Cliff (Tabitha) and David Weaver, Stephanie and Merced (Krystal) Baca, Kyle Trujillo, Krystal Cox, Korrie Jankowski, Tyler Petit, Marcus and Matthew Apodaca; and 12 great-grandchildren: Kayley and Carlos Salas, Amber Theobald, C. Luke, Brooklyn and Travis Baca, Mollie, Koraline, Emma and Atreyu Baca, Eva and Natalie Apodaca; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Louis is preceded in death by his wife Dora (Aguirre) Trujillo; son, Luis; daughter, Gloria (Trujillo) Baca; his parents; four sisters: Amelia Madden, Felicitas “Lichi” Ortiz, Hijinia Rodriguez and Francisca “Quica” Solis; and two brothers, Bruno and Rafael “Wero” Trujillo.

Louis was known for his strong commitment and dedication to his family for whom he made countless sacrifices and was available at a moments notice anytime they needed him. At the age of 13 his father passed way, so Louis began working full-time to provide for his siblings. He was immensely proud of the children he raised, and his legacy will live on within them, and within their children as well. Louis once said “Recuerda de dónde vienes, no sabrás hasta dónde has llegado a menos que sepas dónde empezaste”. (“Remember where you came from, you won’t know how far you’ve come unless you know where you started”).

Visitation will be Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Truth or Consequences, with a Rosary to be recited at 10:00 A.M.; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following. The Rite of Committal and interment will follow at the Garfield Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Alvaro Trujillo, Kyle Trujillo, Rick Ortega, Tyler Petit, Cliff Weaver, and Merced Louis Baca III.

Guest Book

Tio you will definitely be missed. It's too bad the only times I got to talk with were during reunions or when I went to visit my grama in Eldrida and you were there visiting with her. I loved listening to you, your sisters, my mom and my tias Gloria sit at the table talking and laughing...I sure wish I understood Spanish so I could have gotten in on the conversations. I remember the 2005 reunion when you were sitting at the table and you were seeing a button on your shirt I said tio you know how to sew!! He said yes mijita I had to learn they don't let us bring our mothers into the service. Hahaa I suppose so. We chatted a bit he was a funny man. During the reunion I listened to the men folk talk about the hole...little did I know they were going to be smoking our meal underground I thought it was great being from the city I've never seen anything like it. Tio Gabriel was super excited he kept saying to his big brother let's go. Lol. I don't know what his excitement was but he sure was happy. Lunchtime came around and we had hamburgers and carrot salad delicious!!! Anyhow I just so happen to be by Tio Louis when I asked, "hey where's the baby cow i fed yesterday?" He said....and if you can hear his voice as I can he said so sweetly...."oh mijita your eating it"....we laughed I thought he was joking lol...he wasn't. You know it was the best burger I had ever had. He said that's how we do it in the farm and with so many people to feed. Amazing! I sure wish I knew him like most but those memories with stay with me my entire life. And I will share them with my kids and grandchildren and great grandchildren to come pass down what little legacy he left with me to share. Beautiful soul. I share my sadness with you all. And happiness with those who have received him into his new life. Withy Lots of love family.

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I will always remember my lovable uncle Louis because when I was down and out I called him and he always lit up my life and changed my mood. One day at mom's house I was hemming a pair of pants and he just sat there watching me with that lovable grin and said Mija your doing it all wrong, let me show you how it's done, in NO time my hem was done. To my surprise I couldn't even see one stitch. How he did that I'll never know. I'll miss you dearly TIO.

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Such a wonderful man. Our prayers are with your family. You will be missed. Rest easy. Sincerely Salvador and Janie Armijo

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So many memories of this beautiful soul. He had the best sense of humor. When his sister, Felicitas Ortiz, passed away her siblings showed up. That's who they were. I remember my Tias were in the kitchen doing dishes and in comes my Tio Louis. He walked straight to the sink and said, "let me show you girls how this is done." He finished up the dishes in no time. I will miss him dearly but know he's up there already being welcomed. Tio, you will always be a cherishd memory to us. Rest in peace.

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Primo You will surely be missed by all of us and will never be forgotten. May the Lord be your guide Sincere Condolences & Sympathy to all of my Primo's immediate family. Sincerely Robert & Madonna TRUJILLO

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