Trujillo, Esther T.
Esther T. Trujillo, 98, of Black Lake died Thursday December 4, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Trujillo; son, Ramon Trujillo; parents, Mariano and Marianita Tafoya; brothers, Rumaldo, Mardoqueo, Jose, and Juan Tofoya; and sisters, Tonita Trujillo, Eloisa Segura, Dora Segura and Luisa Torres. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Carolina Trujillo; six grandchildren; and many other relatives. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 at St. Mel's Catholic Church, Eagle Nest to be followed by a reception at Eagle Nest Community Center, with burial at Black Lake Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos. Journal North December 9, 2003. Obits
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Taddiken, Edward John
Edward John Taddiken IV met his Father in heaven on April 20, 2002. John died from complications from pneumonia. Many thanks to the staff at MICU, UNM for trying to save his life. John is survived by his life partner, John D. Teel, Placitas; son, E.J. Taddiken V, Albuquerque; sisters, Joan Gwin and Janice Milone; and father, Edward J. Taddiken III of Independence, Kansas. John received his Bachelor of Music degree in viola from the University of Kansas and did his master's work at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. He was a professional violist on staff at Taos, NM Summer School Chamber Music for four years. John held the position of principal viola in the Fort Worth Symphony. From 66-68, John was a member of the Kansas State College resident String Quartet and played in the Tulsa Philharmonic. Recently John was executive chef and co-owner of a successful catering business in Placitas. A celebratory Eucharist will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 5:30 p.m., a potluck will follow at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano Rd. NW. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a fund set up for John Taddiken's expenses: Sandia Lab National Laboratory FCU, PO Box 23040, Albuquerque, NM 87109-1040, Acct. 211830-00-02. ABQ Journal Sun May 05, 2002

Tafoya, Annabella
June 4, 2006 Annabella Tafoya, 73, of Canon passed away on June 04, 2006. She is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Juan Tafoya, brother, Arthur Tafoya and sister, Patricia Tafoya. She is survived by her son, Theodoro Tafoya (Leslie), mother, Theodora Tafoya, grandchildren, Theodoro Issac and Marcos Nicholas Tafoya, great nephew she helped raise, Julian M. Romo, sisters and brothers, Toby Tafoya, Chris Tafoya (Judy), Betty Vasquez (Procopio), Beatrice Vigil, Orlando Tafoya (Sarah), Ben Tafoya, Zeke Tafoya (Stella), many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Tuesday, June 06, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, June 07, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Nuestra Senora de Dolores Cemetery in Canon.

Tafoya, Denison Walton
March 9, 2006 Denison Walton Tafoya, 36, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on March 09, 2006. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin and also received further education at American University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Media Studies in New York. She was a disc jockey for radio stations in New Orleans, Washington State, Colorado and Taos. She is preceded in death by her father, Anthony Smrstick and stepfather, Bernie Flath. She is survived by her husband Gil John Tafoya, mother, Paulene Walton-Flath, parents in law, Gil & Brenda Tafoya, sisters and brother in laws, Dina Sowers (Darwin), Marcos Tafoya (Vanessa), Monika Garcia (Diego), nieces and nephew, Shawnee and Randi Sowers, Sarae Garcia and Santiago Tafoya, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary was recited on March 12, 2006. Funeral mass was held on March 13, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church.

Tafoya, Emelina
January 3, 2007 Emelina Tafoya, 73, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on January 03, 2007. In her youth, she attended St. Francis Catholic school and graduated from Taos High School in 1953. She worked at the Kit Carson Drive-In Theatre for 7 years. She then worked for JC Pennys, where she retired after 24 years of service to the company. . She worked for Wal-Mart for 10 years after her retirement and was a care provider for her niece. She is a lifetime member of San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church and was also a member of the Guadalupanas. Emelina dedicated her life to her children and family. Emelina was raised by her grandmother, Francisquita Cortez. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luis & Asencion Tafoya, infant sister, Elena Tafoya, sister, Cordelia Trujillo and brother, Victor Lucio Tafoya. She is survived by her children, Samuel R. Bailon and wife Maria Elena of Ranchos de Taos, Rebecca L. Cordova and husband William of Rio Rancho and Robert D. Bailon of Rio Rancho. She is also survived by grandchildren, Matthew, William Paul and Ashley Cordova, Kimbree-Kaye, Taelyr D., Christopher J. and Mark Ryan Bailon, brothers and sister, Florentino Tafoya and wife Emilia of Albuquerque, Nellie Elena and Tomas Pacheco of Cheyenne, Wyoming , Ismael "Mouse" Tafoya of Llano Quemado, and Jose Luis Tafoya of Albuquerque. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews with special mentioning of her nieces Barbara Trujillo-Mendez and husband Antonio and Mercedes "Mercy" Trujillo. Rosary was recited on January 05, 2007. Funeral mass was held on January 06, 2007. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment was held at San Francisco Cemetery.

Tafoya, Florida
February 10, 2006 Florida Tafoya, 81, of Penasco passed away on February 10, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents Climaco and Rosabel Medina, sister, Clissy Thompson and brothers Henry and John Medina. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jose Cornelio Tafoya, her children, Susana Vigil (Cipriano), Doris Tafoya (Miquel Romero), Darlene Abeyta (Epifano), William Tafoya and Cleo Tafoya (Terry Murphy, her grandson who she raised Louie Tafoya (Michelle Campos), her grandchildren Felicita Pinon (Alex), Cipriano Vigil (Kim Archuleta), Cecile Gomez (Ronnie), Miguel Romero, Jr. (Rachel), Orlando Abeyta (Stephanie, Aileen Garcia and 15 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on February 12. 2006 at the Rivera Chapel and February 13, 2006 at San Antonio Catholic Church in Penasco. Mass was held on February 14, 2006 at at San Antonio Catholic Church with interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Tafoya, Juan
Juan Tafoya age 56 died 7 Dec 1907 at his residence in Palo Blanco, NM. He was a former resident of Canon de Fernandez, NM. Being born there in 1852. He is survived by his wife Virginia E. Tafoya, brother Luis Tafoya; 7 sons and 3 daughters (names not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Tafoya, Ramon J.
The Taos News, March 13, 1969 - Ramon J. Tafoya Funeral services were held March 8 for Ramon Jose Rafoya, who died at Embudo Presbyterian Hospital on March 6. A resident of Ranchos de Taos, he was 82. Rev. Manuel Alvarex presided over the services held at the San Francisco de Assisi church, with burial following at the Talpa Cemetery, Donacinio Romero deliverd the eulogy. Rosary services were held March 6, 7 at the San Martin Chapel. Tafoya is survived by his wife Guadalupe, his son Tony, Daughters Mrs. Amarante Graham, Mrs. Maggie Duran, all of Ranchos, Mrs. Feliberto Graham of Farmington, Mrs. Albino Coca and Mrs. Daniel Cortez of Ranchos, his sister Mrs. Rubel Griego of Ranchos, and his brothers Macedonio of Pueblo, CO and Eliseo of Trinidad, CO. Pallbearers were Ruben Romero, Manuel Duran, Dan Cortez, Agapito Griego, Willie Coca and Arthur Aragon.

Tafoya, Ramoncita V. de
Ramoncita V, de Tafoya age 70 of Truchas Rio Arriba County NM. died 1 Dec 1909 at 10:00 PM. She was the wife of the deceased Manuel Tafoya. Survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons. Names not Listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre

Tafoya, Richard D.
Richard D. Tafoya, 45, of Costilla, NM. Ju1y 2 1961 October 9, 2006 Preceded in death by grandparents Amarante & Anita Jácquez and Bernardo & Miquelita Tafoya, and also brother Nick Tafoya and sister Aurora Tafoya. He is survived by wife Bernadean Tafoya, children Richard Tafoya Jr; Jeremy Tafoya and Zachary Tafoya all of Denver, CO. Parents Eluterio & Tive Tafoya of Costilla, NM, 7 brothers and sisters Mickie (Lawrence) Lacombe of Taos, NM, Nick (Patsy) Tafoya of Taos, NM, Ernest (Olivia) Tafoya of Taos, NM, Anita (Tim) Drum of Albuquerque, NM, Susan (Phillip) Sánchez of Taos, NM, Bernie (Kathie) Tafoya of Taos, NM Amarante Tafoya of Albuquerque, NM, many nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Costilla, NM at 7:00 pm October 12, 2006. Funeral Mass was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Costilla, NM at 10:00 a.m. October 13, 2006. Arrangements were made by Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa New Mexico. www.weylens-funeral-home.com

Tafoya, Ronnie Timothy
The Taos News Thursday January 28, 1982, page A5 Tafoya, Ronnie Timothy, 23 years, died as a result of an accident Jan 14, 1982. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Tony Tafoya from Ranchos (Talpa Rt). One brother, Lawrence Tafoya and wife Charlene, one sister Barbara Santistevan and husband Donald. Grandparents, Tom Montoya and Carolina Cortes, Great Grandmothers, Lupita Tafoya. Niece, Valarie Santistevan and nephew, Christopher Tafoya. A number of aunts and uncles and other relatives. Rosary was recited Saturday 7:30 pm at St. Martins Chapel and rosary Sunday at 7:00 PM at St. Francis of Asisi Church in Ranchos. Funeral Mass Monday 10 am at Ranchos Church. Interment followed at Talpa Cemetery. Father Roger Martinex officiating. Eulogy by: J.A. Maes. Casket bearers were Dean Romero, Andrea Gonzales, Frankie Garcia, Fernando Rael, Ernest Coca and Paul Coca. Honorary Casket Bearers: Johnny Coca, Dennis Coca, Frankie Archuleta, Steve Casias, David Archuleta and Pat Archuleta. Garcia Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tafoya, Ronnie Timothy
The Taos News, Thursday Jan 21, 1982, Investigation of mine death continues Questa - Mine safety agencies were to conduct an investigation Wednesday (Jan 20) into the death of miner Ron Tafoya, 22, Molycorp mine. "We just want to find the cause of this accident to eliminate future accidents," said Manuel Duran, state mine investigator, Monday (Jan 18). Tafoya, a Talpa resident, was declared dead about 6:30 pm Thursday, Jan 14. by Dr. Alfredo Vigil of the Questa Health Clinic. Molycorp spokesman said his body was found earlier near the truck he had been driving in the 6,000 foot incline leading to the underground tunnel Molycorp is developing. "It initially appeared that he died of massive head injuries," said Tom Castor of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in Albuquerque. The vehicle is a 14-foot Wagner diesel. It was loaded with cement at the time of the accident, according to Castor. "The truck appeared to have gone out of control, " Moly Spokesman Lew Thompson said. He said evidence indicated the truck had hit the tunnel wall but added that there was no proof it had traveled down the incline bouncing from side to side. "There are scrapes on the wall, but who's to say what truck made the scrapes," Thompson said. Another Moly spokesman said "We honestly do not have anything beyond this." There were no witnesses, he said. Thompson said Tafoya had been wearing normal safety gear Molycorp requires of its underground miners including hard hat, safety glasses and steel-toe boots. He would have not been allowed underground without this equipment, Thompson added. Tafoya was the son of Tony and Betty Tafoya of Talpa and had worked nearly one year for Molycorp before his death. He was a 1977 graduate of Taos High School. Tafoya's father is also a miner at Molycorp. It was the first fatal accident at the mine since 1974. Contributed by Henny Elze Hennye@adelphia.net

Tafoya, Vicente F.
Vicente F. Tafoya age 81, resident of Taos, NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Feb 14,1968. He is survived by 2 daughter Mrs.Frank Vallejos and Mrs. Zacarias Martinez. Taos News Feb 29,1968 B 9. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Talley, Jim
Jim Talley was born July 29, 1937 in Carrizozo, New Mexico. He attended schools in the Hondo Valley, graduating from Hondo High School in 1956. Jim attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico as a music major before becoming a popular radio personality with KGFL and KKAT in Roswell, New Mexico during the 1960's. He later completed his BS Degree in Psychology while working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Trainer and Counselor with New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Upon retirement from New Mexico DVR in 1993, Jim moved to Austin, Texas, where he worked for Texas Rehabilitation Commission up to the time of his death. Jim loved all music and was accomplished trumpet player, playing professionally during his college years. He was a baseball and car racing fan, and he loved to tinker with all kinds of electronics. Jim was well respected and known as a champion of the underdog. He dedicated his life to helping give a leg-up to persons with disabilities and other people who were less fortunate. He was a great role model for persons with disabilities, advocating for civil rights and working to ensure access to technology needed to help the disabled lead productive lives. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and those whose lives he touched. Jim is survived by his two daughters, Christine L. Talley of Taos and Alicia C. Talley of Albuquerque; a sister, Pat Frisbie and her husband, Dick of Austin, TX; step-mother, Dorothy Talley of Alamogordo; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin on Wednesday, January 5. Jim will be buried on Saturday, January 8, 2000 at 12:00 noon in Tinnie, New Mexico, where he grew up. Arrangements in New Mexico will be handled by LaGrone Funeral Home in Roswell, (505), 623-2323. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78705, (512) 452-8811. ABQ Journal Fri January 07, 2000

Tarleton, Thomas
Thomas "Tom" Tarleton passed away peacefully at home in Taos, NM on October 4, 2003. He was born in Elizabethtown, Territory of New Mexico, on October 14, 1902. He was a lifetime resident and rancher in northern New Mexico. After serving in the Army Mounted Engineers, he went to mechanics school in Kansas City. He worked for the Fred Harvey Company and the Park Service at the Grand Canyon, where he met his beloved wife, Toni. When he returned to Taos in 1930 he opened Tarleton Motor Company, which he ran with his father until he started ranching full time in the late 1940s. He was a charter member and fire chief of the Taos Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Toni, in 1994. Mr. Tarleton is survived by sons, Thomas A. Tarleton and wife, Mary Lou of Taos and G. Michael Tarleton and wife, Anne of Taos; daughter, Nancy T. Feight of Albuquerque; sister, Marion T. Fox of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Kathleen Lerner and husband, Frank of Albuquerque, Thomas J. Tarleton and Michelle Jaschke of Santa Fe, Laura Feight, Lawrence L. Feight and wife, Anita, Christy Tarleton, and Tracy Tarleton, all of Albuquerque; and great-grandchildren, Michael Lerner of Las Cruces, Sarah Lerner, Amanda Griego, and Leslie Feight, all of Albuquerque, and Katja Tarleton of Santa Fe. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Taos. Pallbearers are John Brenner, John Brooks, Lawrence L. Feight, Eric Fox, Scott Haugland, Frank Lerner, and Thomas J. Tarleton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Taos Hospice, 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos 87571 or New Mexico Talking Book Library, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe 87505. Funeral arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos.

Taylor, Nancy Atkins
Nancy Atkins Taylor, 56, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2005, in Longview, Washington. She was born in Las Vegas, NM on March 8, 1949. She Is Survived by her husband, Peter W. Taylor of Longview WA.; and their children, Meegan Taylor and fiance , Joe Maynard, Murfreesboro TN, Shannon Barrett and husband, Kyle; and Nancy's grandson, Jonas W. Barrett, Opelika, AL. She is also survived by her parents, John and Dora Atkins, Taos, NM; her brother, Jack Atkins (Deena), Albuquerque; sisters, Leah Combs, Albuquerque, Laura Crowe (Jay), Corrales; and many other extended family members. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at the Ranchos de Taos, NM Presbyterian Church at 2:00 pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Home Health and Hospice, Hospice Care Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview, WA 98632 or any charitable organization. ABQJournal June 21, 2005

Templeton, Frank
Frank Templeton, 98, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2003. He was born on June 5, 1904 to Frank and Amanda Banks Templeton in Range County, TX. As a young boy, he moved with his parents by covered wagon to New Mexico where his parents and 12 siblings homesteaded in the Taos-Carson area. Frank joined the Marines at 18 and was assigned to the USS Maryland in the Cuba-Panama area. He always participated with the Marine Corps Rifle Team and was honored to win the"Navy E" for his shooting ability. Later he worked with the Calvary and thus started a lifelong love of horses and animals. Frank was active in his church and was nicknamed"the Candy Man" by all of the children. He loved to serve in the temple each week and did so up until his death. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; son, Renae; and grandson, Rodney. Survivors include his daughter, Mary; granddaughters, Kathy Bishop and husband, Myron and Cheri Johnson and husband, Jeff; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the LDS Church at 12701 Indian School Road NE with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Wadley, Steve Wadley, Ryan Bishop, Nathan Bishop, Don LaFond, Bob Gosland, Roger Thompson and James Witt. Honorary Pallbearers will include Drew McGinnis, Myron Bishop, Aaron Bishop, Matthew Bishop, Carson Bishop, Conrad Bishop, Jeff Johnson, Derek Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Tanner Johnson, Richard Wadley and Howard Shupe. Viewing will be prior to the service from 12:00 to 12:40 p.m. in the Relief Society room. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010   ABQ Journal Tue March 18, 2003

Tenorio, Buena Bentura
Buena Bentura Tenorio, 85, of Taos died Saturday December 13, 2003. He retired as executive vice president of First State Bank of Taos after 45 years of service. He was a local chapter rotarian for many years, and was honored by a listing in "Who's Who in New Mexico". He is survived by his wife, Loyola; son, Robert and wife Lucille; and many other relatives. His wishes of cremation, followed by burial in a family mausoleum in Taos Canyon will be honored. A burial memorial will be announced at a later date. River-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North December 16, 2003

Testman, John T.
John T. Testman, a resident of Albuquerque since 1930, passed away in Taos, New Mexico. He was born October 12, 1905 in Canyon, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Naomi Owens Testman; his second wife, Nell Heard Bibo Testman; his sister, Vega Testman; and a granddaughter, Roberta Garwood Scahill. He is survived by daughters, Theresa T. Garwood of Albuquerque and Svea (Peggy) T. Stevens and husband, William L. of Taos, NM; grandchildren, Billy Garwood and wife, Linda, Ted Garwood and wife, Diane, Richard Stevens and wife, Cydney, Johnny Stevens and fiancee, Patricia Cantrell, and Carin Stevens Anderson and husband, Eric; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-sons, John Heard and Pat and wife, Lorraine. He was a partner in the Huning-Testman Electrical Co. before WWII. His New Mexico National Guard Unit was called to duty in November 1941 and he served until December 1945. He was a charter member of the first Optimists Club formed in Albuquerque in March, 1940, called the Downtown Optimist Club. After WWII, he became a general contractor and constructed many churches, schools and commercial buildings. Later, he and Dub Underwood formed Underwood-Testman Construction Company and were the contractors for the College of Education Complex at the University of New Mexico and The Elks Club Building among many other fine buildings. In 1949, he served as President of the forming committees for what later became the Associated General Contractors and served as the first President of that organization in 1953. He was a member of Temple #6 of the Masonic Lodge which he served as Worshipful Master in 1954, the Scottish Rite Temple and the Shriners Club, served on the Vestry of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, and belonged to several other clubs, including the Toastmasters Club and the Elks Club. The past decade he had alternated living with his daughters. Services will be held Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. ABQ Journal Thu August 19, 1999

Thomas, Maida Lee
Maida Lee Thomas, 91, passed away Monday, December 10, 2007. A longtime resident of Taos, Maida moved to Albuquerque in 1961. She worked for 30 years as a clerk and stenographer for the United States Forest Service. Ms. Thomas is survived by her sons, George (Martha) Thomas of Mountainair, Robert (Pamela) Thomas of El Dorado Hills, CA, and David (Cheryl) Thomas of Mission Hills, CA; daughters-in-law, Beverly Thomas and Fay Thomas, both of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Michael Thomas, Linda Thomas, Cynthia Miller, Deborah Weidner, John Thomas, Kimberly Carvin, Jeffery Thomas, Leanne Thomas, Heather Smith, and Chelsea Thomas; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Thomas, whom she married June 1, 1935; sons, Ralph Lee Thomas and John Franklin Thomas; and grandson, Darrell Lee Thomas; and sister, Marjorie Bruington. Family and friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside Services will be held Friday, December 14, 2007, 1:00 p.m., at Sierra Vista Cemetery, Taos, NM. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333   ABQ Journal December 12, 2007

Thornbrough, A. Dean
A. Dean Thornbrough, 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 26, 2001, after a year long battle with cancer. He was born August 11, 1930 in Clinton, OK to Ura Gertrude and Lee Edwin Thornbrough. He is survived by his wife, Norma Bradley Thornbrough of Albuquerque; son, Mike Thornbrough of Albuquerque; daughter, Cheri Krockover and husband, Barry of Austin, TX; granddaughter, Mindy Jones of New York City; brother, Jack Thornbrough and wife, Wanda of Dallas, TX; stepdaughters, Nancy Hicks and husband, Hadley of Sterling, KS, Lucy Bradley-Springer and husband, Bob of Denver, CO, Barbara Fuller and husband, Randy of Albuquerque; Becky Barton and husband, Gregg of North Andover, MA; stepson, George Bradley and wife, Heather; grandchildren, Anthony and Meika Stecker, Kristin and Scott Randolph, Mindy Barton, Bryan Barton, Katie Fuller, Anna Fuller, and Ryan Bradley; great-grandchildren, Harrison Randolph, Addisyn Randolph, and Annika Stecker. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Peggy. Dean attended school in Guthrie, OK and Borger, TX, graduating from high school as salutatorian. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1952 with a BS in physics and took graduate courses at UNM. He worked at Sandia Laboratories from 1952 until his retirement in 1991 with a two year leave-of-absence in 1969 and 1979 when he worked for Plowshares - Technical Exchange in Moscow, Vienna, Washington D.C. and other cities. While at Sandia his young family was featured in the movie,"The Sandia Story." He loved his family and gracefully accepted a five-fold increase in its numbers when he married Norma in 1990. He also loved his church, Central United Methodist Church, where he was very active most recently as treasurer, President of the Board of Directors of the CUMC Foundation and member of the church council. He was a fabulous skier as attested by the fact that none of his children could keep up with him. In the late sixties he built a beautiful mountain home in Taos, one mile from the ski area where he spent many wonderful vacations. Lately, Dean enjoyed his Wednesday outings with his golf buddies. A celebration of Dean's joy-filled life will be held Saturday, December 29, 2001, 2:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist, 1615 Copper Ave. NE, corner of Copper and University with Dr. Charles Crutchfield and Rev. Marty Singleterry officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave. NE, 87106.  ABQ Journal Fri December 28, 2001

Thorne, Juanita Faye
Juanita Faye Thorne, 54 of El Prado, passed away on October 02, 2006. She was a registered nurse at Holy Cross Hospital for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Terra Juanita Vidaurre (John) of El Prado, former husband Marain Smith, brothers, Royce Frederick Johnson of Irving, TX, Robert Johnson of Springfield, MO, John Melvin Hambrick of Gunbarrel City, TX, Gary Johnson of Irving, TX and Burl Hambrick of Irving, TX.

Tooker, John Silas
John Silas Tooker, 61, a native of New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2005. John was born July 10, 1944 the son of John W. and Frances Popano Tooker in Taos, NM. He was working as a machinist for the Burlington, Northern, and Santa Fe Railroad before his death. John was proud to have served in the United States Air Force with tours including Japan, Guam, and Argentina. He was an avid goldpanner and prospector; was a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of America; the Gold Club; New Mexico Gem and Minerals Association; the NRA; and the Wildlife Association. John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Maria; four children, Guy Manfre and wife, Vera, Patty Charles and husband, Josh, Bobby Manfre and wife, Gwen, John Tooker and wife, Erica; one sister, Mary Chandler; two brothers, Teddy Tooker and Jimmy Tooker; three grandchildren, Erica, Nikki, and Angel; and three great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Andres, and Jasmine. The Service for John will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Pastor Ed Kibbee officiating. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:30 PM at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe with Military Honors being presented by the United States Air Force Honor Guard. It has been suggested that memorial contributions be made in John's name to the Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920 ABQ Journal Wed March 30, 2005

Torraco, Aaron M.
Aaron M. Torraco July 23, 1973 - December 12, 2006 Aaron M. Torraco – Age 33 passed away on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Torraco. Aaron was born on July 23rd, 1973 to Douglas Torraco and Deidre Hladky in Albuquerque, NM. He married Paula Chavez-Torraco on May 21st, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Paula Torraco of Truchas; daughters: Deanira, Erin and Amanda Torraco all of Truchas; grandfather, Dr. Frank Hladky, Jr. of Oklahoma; mother, Deidre Hladky of Santa Fe; sister, Lisa Hladky of Santa Fe; mother-in-law, Rosina Turner of Truchas; sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Jane Chavez, Anna Romero and husband Henry, Debbie Martinez and husband Richard, Dennis Chavez and wife Angela and David Chavez and wife Melissa Valencia all of Santa Fe; two special nephews: Nicholas Trujillo and Dylan Chavez both of Santa Fe; and numerous other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, December 18th, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo with father Julio Gonzales officiating. Burial will follow at the Nuestra Seńora de Dolores Cemetery in Chimayo. The family of Aaron M. Torraco has placed their trust in the Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Telephone 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 1-800-443-4854

Torres, Celso
Celso Torres age 75, resident of Talpa, NM. died Jan 23,1968 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. He is survived by his wife Eralia Torres; Sons Anselmo, Lauriano, Joe A. and Reymundo Torres; Daughters Victoria Duran and Pablita Gabaldon; Sister Raquel Tafoya. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Torres, Consuelo G.
TORRES, Consuelo G.; 66; Ranchos de Taos; died August 19, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Friday, August 21, 1998, page 2

Torres, Crucita Brito de
Crucita Brito de Torres was born in 1866 Wife of Gregorio Torres married in 1878. died 1 Feb 1907. She was the daughter of Jose Leon Brito and Maria Bentura Vigil from Embudo,NM.Also Surviving are her sons Eusebio, Jose Leon, and Refugio Torres; Daughter Maria Gertrudes and Maria Lucia Torres. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Torres, Daniel Gilbert
Daniel "Danny" Gilbert Torres, 58, a resident of Albuquerque since 1982, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Anna L. Torres of Albuquerque; daughters, Jeannine Whiting and husband, Jeff , Dana Gonzales and husband, Martin, and Julie Torres and Lalo Sanchez, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Antoinette, Martin, Matthew, Alejandro, Heather, Anna, and Max; sister, Delia Ghiotto and husband, Robert of Rosemead, CA; brothers, Alex Torres and wife, Lucille and Robert Torres and wife, Teresa, all of Yuma, AZ; sisters, Mary Louise Escudero and Mary Helen Nunez, both of Sacramento, CA; brother, Gene Torres and wife, Mary Helen of Yuma, AZ; mother-in-law, Elizabeth McGinnis of Evansville, IN; sisters-in-law, Helen McGinnis and Marcia McGinnis, both of Evansville, IN; brother-in-law, Ronnie McGinnis and wife, Tina of Evansville, IN; nephew, Steven McGinnis of Evansville, IN; and other numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alejandro L. Torres and Jessie Castro Torres. Danny was born in Yuma, AZ. He graduated from Yuma Union High School in 1961. He entered the United States Army where he served in the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. It was there that he met his wife, Anna L. Yoder whom he married on February 26, 1966. After living in Yuma, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, and Taos, NM, they settled in Albuquerque in 1994. He worked for Redwing Shoes. He had a great love for the Raiders and also John Wayne. He was a member of American Legion Post #49, LULAC, and St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Danny was a hard worker who always placed his family first. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Rosary will be recited Sunday, October 14, 2001, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Yuma, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St. NE, 87112. ABQ Journal Sun October 14, 2001

Torres, Dolores
Dolores Torres, born December 3, 1950, and a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away June 20, 2000. She is survived by her parents, Emilio and Gertrude Torres; sister, Nadine Torres; brothers, John Torres and wife, Anna of Taos and David Torres and wife, Johanna of Houston, TX; nephew, Vincent Torres; niece, Leaha Torres; many uncles, aunts, cousins and her special friend, Edith Maes. Ms. Torres was a UNM graduate where she majored in Journalism and Elementary Education. As a teacher she was very dedicated to her work and was loved by her students. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 23, 2000, 10:00 a.m., at the Church of the Acension, 2150 Raymac Road SW, Albuquerque, NM. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200. ABQ Journal June 22, 2000

Torres, Francisco
Francisco Torres of Ranchos de Taos, NM died 16 Oct 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Torres, H. Esequiel
Rev. Deacon H. Esequiel Torres, age 84, went with the Lord, Tuesday, January 30, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Felicia Torres; three sons, Michael, Herman, and Leroy Torres; one daughter, Nancy Trujillo; four stepchildren, Sandy Martinez, Diane Griego, Kelvin, and Allen Medina; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters. He was a World War II Veteran who served in the Okinawa Invasion as a Corporal. He was a rancher and farmer in Arroyo Seco in Taos County. He lived and worked in Albuquerque; retired from the Board of Education in 1986; and was Ordained as a Deacon in 1987, serving at St. Therese Parish for over 20 years. He was a life time member of the Hermanos Penitentes and of the SNM De MP. Visitations will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited this evening (Thursday) at 7:00 p.m. at St. Therese Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 8:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Antonio Torres, Francisco Torres, Joseph Martinez, Steven Martinez, Gabriel Jaramillo, Ben Barela. Military Honors will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Santa Fe Post Honor Guard. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW 898-3160   ABQ Journal Thu February 01, 2007

Torres, Jose Ignacio
Jose Ignacio Torres, 72, longtime resident of Albuquerque, originally from Taos, went home to our Lord on Sunday, July 30, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; six children, Emily, Loretta and husband, Dennis, Berlinda, Peggy and husband, Gabriel, Pamela and husband, George, and David and wife, Susan; nine grandchildren, Leslie, Valerie, Amanda, Aaron, Michael, Elias, David, LeaJo, and Mathias; one great-grandchild, Jameson; two brothers, Elden and John Torres; and many extended family and friends. Mr. Torres was preceded in death by his parents, Jacobo and Manuelita; in-laws, Clemente and Maria; and his brothers, Octaviano and Julian. He was a hard working carpenter and rancher and loved walking, spending time in the outdoors and socializing with everyone that came his way. Mr. Torres was also a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, 9:00 a.m., at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th Street NW. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333  ABQ Journal Wed August 02, 2006

Torrez, Daniel
Daniel Torrez, 31, of Taos passed away Sunday, February 15th, 2009. He was manager at Applebee's Restaurant in Taos. Dan walked to the beat of his own drum! Loved by many for his kind spirit, his contagious laughter and his zeal for life. Dan was like the rays of the sun because all who knew him were touched by his bright light. He will be greatly missed by so many. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Donaciano Torres and best friend, Casey Baxter. He is survived by his fiancee, Nicole Mahan, parents, Julian and Fabiola Torrez, sisters, Juliette Torrez (James Tracy) and Christine Torrez, niece and goddaughter, Autumn Reid, nephew, Fabian Torrez, grandmother, Euralia Torres, many other relatives and friends. Please join us to celebrate Dan's life. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries. ABQJournal February 19, 2009

Torrez, Victoria
Victoria Torrez, 87, of Talpa passed away on July 19, 2006. She retired from the State of New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department. She is preceded in death by her parents, Celso & Eralia Torrez and brother, Refugio Lauriano Torrez. She is survived by her brothers, Anselmo Torrez (Cecilia) of Talpa, Joe A. Torrez (Gloria) of Pueblo, CO, Reymundo Torrez (Clorinda) of Pueblo, CO and sister, Pabla Gabaldon (Macario) of Los Lunas. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces, great, great great and great great great nephews and nieces. Rosary was recited on July 20, 2006. Funeral mass was held on July 21, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment was held at Talpa Cemetery.

Tourville, Eugene J.
Eugene J. "Gene" Tourville, 46, a loving son and father passed away May 2, 2002. He was born, February 26, 1956 in Taos, NM. and attended school in Albuquerque, having graduated from Rio Grande High School. Gene attended college at Western New Mexico in Silver City and completed a BS. Degree in Administration of Justice. He loved to work and worked at the Uranium Mines in Grants, he served as Deputy Sheriff in Socorro County, and was a policeman at the New Mexico Tech., also in Socorro. Gene is survived by his daughter Maria Teresa Tourville; grandsons Nathan and Ryan; his son David Tourville; his parents John and Sally Tourville of Albuquerque; brothers Daniel and his wife Deborah of Reno, NV., Timothy and wife Valerie of Albuquerque, Robert of Reno, Nevada; his sister Virginia Montoya and husband Albert, and Nora Jean Tourville all of Albuquerque. Services will be held at St. Edwins Catholic Church, Barcelona and Del Rio SW. A memorial rosary will be recited at 7:00pm on Monday, May 6, 2002. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 7, 2002, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the University Cancer Center Hospice Program. The family would like to extend a special thank you the UNM Cancer Center, Anna Kaseman Hospice, and Beth Hale for all of their care and support to Eugene and the family. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.  ABQ Journal Sun May 05, 2002

Trevizo, Luis Carlos
November 27, 2005 Luis Carlos Trevizo, 45, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on November 27, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Betty Tafoya Trevizo, son, Sergio Trevizo of Denver, mother, Socorro Arvizo de Trevizo of Ranchos de Taos and father, Manuel Trevizo of Mexico. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Cesar Trevizo (Rose) of Taos, Sonya Cordova (Dennis) of Ranchos de Taos, Delia Lorta (Dario) of Mexico, Gloria Arvizo (Luis) and Efrain Arvizo all of Ranchos de Taos and niece, Valentina Arvizo. Rosaries were recited on November 28, 2005 at Rivera Chapel and November 29, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass wase held November 30, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Church interment followed at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery.

Trujillo, Amelia
Amelia Trujillo, 94, of Taos passed away on March 06, 2007. She is preceded in death by her husband, Amarante Trujillo, son, Robert Trujillo, grandson, Manuel James Trujillo, brother, Fidel Candelario, sisters, Madelena Martínez, Adelina Trujillo, Teresina Martínez and son in law, Policarpio Torres. She is survived by her children, Loren Torres of Guadalupita, Fidelia García (Herbert) of Valdez, Eloy Trujillo (Janet) of Espanola, Connie Paíz (Flavio) of Cleveland, Eddie Trujillo (Juanita) of Taos, Fabiola Voigt (Guillermo) of Taos, Martha Quintana of Taos, Berlinda Grant (Gilbert) of Thornton, CO, Jerry Trujillo of Albuquerque. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sister, Cecilia Tafoya and many other relatives. Evening service was held on March 09, 2007. Funeral service was held on March 10, 2007. Both services were held at Rivera Chapel. Interment was held at Pacheco Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Trujillo, Andres
Andres Trujillo age 89 of Antonio, Colo. died 5 Dec 1909 at 6:30 AM. Survived by his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Celia Jacquez de
Celia Jacquez de Trujillo September 16, 1906 - May 3, 2005 Mrs. Celia Jacquez De Trujillo age 98 of Chimayo passed away on Tuesday May 3, 2005. She was preceded in death by her late husband Canuto Trujillo, her daughter Aurelia Fresquez in 1996, her parents Enrique and Eugenia Jacquez, four sisters; Fransisquita Jacquez, Carmelita Ulibarri, Juanita Sanchez and Celestina Henik, and three brothers; Tomas, Emilio and Isidro Jaquez. She is survived by her children; Carlota Ortiz and her husband Ursulo of Santa Fe, Fabiola Borrego of Albuquerque, Eleanor Maestas and her husband Joe of Chamita, Priscilla Alire and her husband Ray of CA., and Lita Price and her husband Thomas of CA. She is also survived by numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren as well as other relatives and foster children. Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Thursday May 5th at 7:00 pm at Block-Salazar Mortuary. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday May 6th at 1:30 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo. Facts September 16, 1906 Mora, New Mexico

Trujillo, Clorinda
May 22, 2006 Clorinda Trujillo, 90, of Taos passed away on May 22, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Facundo Trujillo. She is survived by her children, Conchita Ortiz (Eddie) of Santa Fe, Facundo Nelson Trujillo of Albuquerque, Patricia Trujillo of Arroyo Hondo, Joseph Trujillo (Ramona) of Alaska, Martin Dee Trujillo of Espanola, Margarita "Chacha" Trujillo of Maryland and many other relatives. Rosaries was recited 24, 2006 at Rivera Chapel and on May 25, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on May 26, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at Las Cruces Cemetery in Taos.

Trujillo, Connie
February 14, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, CONNIE TRUJILLO Age 71, passed away on February 9, 2001 at her Upper Ranchitos home. Connie was born on March 28, 1929 in Quemado, NM. She was a Business Education teacher at Taos High School for 15 years. Connie retired in 1986 from the Taos High School. Connie was an active member of the Guadalupe Parish and Catholic Daughters. Connie Trujillo is survived by her husband, Esequiel Trujillo; two sons, Fabian Trujillo of Santa Fe, and Fernando Trujillo of Milan; two daughters, Felicia Mondragon and husband, Norbert of Llano Quemado, and Francine Trujillo of Espanola; two grandchildren, Angela Mondragon and Karla Mondragon, daughters of Felicia and Norbert; four sisters: Stella Tafoya of Springerville, AZ, Mary Jane Garcia of Silver City, NM, Priscilla Stahl of Dubberly, LA, and Gloria Moore of Winter Park, FL; and four brothers: Pedro Chavez of Albuquerque, NM, Arcenio Chavez of Bayard, NM, Alex Chavez of Socorro, NM and Candelario Chavez of Quemado, NM. Mrs. Trujillo was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Josephine Chavez; brothers, Francisco E. Chavez and Santiago "Jimmy" Chavez; and sisters, Margaret Cheshire and Emilia Gonzales. Rosary was recited on February 11, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held on February 12, 2001, also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Pallbearers were: Arcenio Chavez of Bayard, NM, Tim Chavez of Albuquerque, NM, Candelario Chavez of Quemado, NM, Gary Jensen of Taos, NM, Leonard Trujillo of Taos, NM and Ernesto Trujillo of Espanola, NM. Interment was held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe.

Trujillo, Daniel N.
Daniel N. Trujillo, 89, a longtime Brush, CO area resident, died Saturday, November 16, 2002, at the Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, CO. He was born October 3, 1913, in Ranchos de Taos, NM, to Celso and Josefina Trujillo. He married Andrea Montoya on May 7, 1938, in Las Vegas, NM. The Trujillo family moved to Brush, CO in 1942. Prior to retirement, Dan was a long haul trucking transportation driver. An avid gardener, Dan's vegetable garden was the envy of the neighborhood. Dan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and AARP Survivors include his wife, Andrea of Brush, CO; his children, Placido and his wife, Juanita Romero of Brush, CO, Steve and his wife, Marie Romero of Colorado Springs, Rose Salinas of Fort Lupton, Helen and her husband, Larry Romero of Denver, CO, Ray and his wife, Cheryl Trujillo of Lakewood, CO, Mary Lou and her husband, Tom Trujillo-Flores of Brush, NM, Anthony and his wife, Rosi Trujillo of Brush, CO and Daniel and his wife, Beatrice Trujillo of Papillion, NE; 30 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren; one daughter, Donna; one sister; and his parents preceded him in death. Rosary Services will be Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 340 Stanford Street in Brush, CO. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow at the Brush Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be a the Heer Mortuary Chapel in Brush on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ABQ Journal Tue November 19, 2002

Trujillo, daughter
Saturday 2 June 1906 2:00 PM lightining struck the house of Teodoro Trujillo in Ranchos de Taos, NM, killing his 14 year old daughter.(Name not listed) La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Eleanor
Eleonor Trujillo 67 of Ranchitos, NM. died Sunday 16 Dec 1906 at his residence of Fiebre Pneumonia (Fever Pneumonia). He had been elected and served as Taos County Commissioner for 2 terms. He was a soldier serving under Major Pedro Sanchez durning the 1860 civil war and fought at the battle of Valverde. Survivors include his wife Crestina S. de Trujillo; Daughter Josefa de Mares, Simona de Romero and Rafaela de Martinez; Sons-in- law Luis Mares, Tomas Romero and Leocadio Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Eloy Eduardo
Eloy Eduardo Trujillo, 83, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on October 16, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Trujillo, son, Eloy John Trujillo, sisters, Marcella and Rebecca and brother, Andy. He is survived by his children, Marie Ripere (Dan) of Albuquerque, Michael Trujillo of San José, CA, David Trujillo (Lalaine) of Santa Fe, Joseph Trujillo of Ranchos de Taos and Pete Trujillo of Santa Fé, sister, Trudy Tafoya of Ranchos de Taos, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 10 a.m at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at 1 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Trujillo, Encarnacion
Encarnacion Trujillo age 74 years and 24 days of Tinaja, NM. died 18 April 1906 at 5:45 PM. Survivors are Son Pablo E. Trujillo and daughter Raquel E. Trujillo. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Epifanio
Epifanio"Steve" Trujillo, 60, a resident of Albuquerque for ten years, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Maria Trujillo of Albuquerque; stepsons, Robert Buhler of Albuquerque and John Buhler of Puerto Rico; daughter, Camela Trujillo of Questa; grandchildren, Justin and James Gonzales of Questa; brother, Hidalgo Trujillo and wife, Socorro of Taos; sister, Lou Trujillo; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Trujillo retired as a Master Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force in 1979 after 20 years of service. He devoted his last ten years of his life to wood carving of religious saints and Russian icons. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Graveside services will be held Friday, 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. ABQ Journal October 09, 1998

Trujillo, Estefanita V.
Estefanita V. Trujillo 93, peacefully went to reside with our Lord August 30, 2002. She was born January 6, 1909 in Llano De San Juan, Taos County, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose of 59 years in December 1989. She is survived by her nephew, Juan Vigil and wife, Orcelia; niece, Mabel Long and husband, Roger; niece-in-law, Minnie Vigil and other extended family members. Effie, as all lovingly called her earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees at New Mexico Highlands University. She was a School Teacher in Penasco, New Mexico for 43 years. She was very well known and liked by all who knew her. Mrs. Trujillo also resided in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico for eight years and moved to Albuquerque in 1998. She will missed by all who knew her. Visitations will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary Eighth and Iron. The rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. also in the Chapel. Further arrangments are pending and will be announced at a later time. Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W.  ABQ Journal Mon September 02, 2002

Trujillo, Esther T.
Esther T. Trujillo, 98, of Black Lake died Thursday December 4, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Trujillo; son, Ramon Trujillo; parents, Mariano and Marianita Tafoya; brothers, Rumaldo, Mardoqueo, Jose, and Juan Tofoya; and sisters, Tonita Trujillo, Eloisa Segura, Dora Segura and Luisa Torres. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Carolina Trujillo; six grandchildren; and many other relatives. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 at St. Mel's Catholic Church, Eagle Nest to be followed by a reception at Eagle Nest Community Center, with burial at Black Lake Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos. Journal North December 9, 2003.

Trujillo, Felipe N.
Felipe N. Trujillo, 93, of Talpa, NM, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on November 16, 1999."Daddy Jillo" resided in his family home in Talpa until his death. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Fortunata; sons, Felipe Floyd,"Baby James"; and grandson, Luis Giron. He is survived by daughters, Luzita, Sally, Rebecca; sons, Roger, Michael (Lupita), Arthur (Joann), and Gerry (Kathy); grandchildren, Phillip and Linda Trujillo, Val Giron, Matthew and Bryan Gusdorf, Cassandra Zamora, Jordan and Shelby Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Santiago Giron, Audrey and Phillip Trujillo, Antonio Zuniga de Trujillo, Alexander Gusdorf, and Baby Gusdorf (due April 1, 2000). He is also survived by brothers, Facundo (Clorinda), Amarante (Augustina), Alfredo, Felix and Max; brothers-in-law, John Duran (Stella) and Ricardo Gonzales; sisters-in-law, Faby Romero (Eli) and Corina V. Duran; and many nephews and nieces. He was a well known educator in Taos County, and was a veteran of World War II. He was an active member of the San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos, and an"Hermano" de la Confradia from the Morada de San Francisco De Asis, also known as the Morada de Talpa."El Sagrado Rosario" was recited by the"Hermanos" on Thursday evening at the San Francisco de Asis Catholic church in Ranchos. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated by Father Tim Martinez and Deacon Pat Delozier on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. with internment at the Talpa Cemetery. Graveside service included"La Despedida" by the Hermanos de la Morada de Talpa, and full Military Honors by the NM National Guard and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #3259. Pallbearers were his sons and grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Nelson Trujillo, Daniel Trujillo, and"adopted granddaughter", Melanie Duran. Eulogy was delivered by Guadalupe Tafoya, special friend of the family. ABQ Journal Tue November 23, 1999

Trujillo, Fred C.
Fred C. Trujillo age 72 World War I Veteran. Native of Arroyo Seco, NM. died in Martinez, Calif Nov 14,1968. He was the son of Antonio B. Trujillo & Amada Chacon.He is survived by a son Claudio Trujillo; Brother Amadeo Trujillo and sisters Helen & Esco Liebert. Taos News Dec 12, 1968 5 & 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Gilbert
Gilbert Trujillo, born and raised in Llano De San Juan, Taos County, NM a resident of Albuquerque since 1993, and a former resident of Santa Fe, died peacefully at home May 4, 2006 at the age of 81. Gilbert, an avid Lady Lobos basketball fan, and World War II Veteran, graduated from the St. Michael's College in 1951 and retired from the NM State Transportation Department in 1987. Prior to his career with State Government, Gilbert had a long time association with Credit Unions. He helped to establish Credit Unions in South America and low income areas in the United States for the Credit Union National Association, and later, was Manager of State Employees Credit Union. Gilbert, a life-long Catholic, was preceded in death by his mother and father, Virgilio and Maria A. (Tonita) Trujillo; brother, Clovis Trujillo; and sister, Eliza T. Garduno. Gilbert, a gentle, caring and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great grandfather, primo, and friend is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Estefanita "Fannie" Trujillo. His is also survived by his six children: son, Lawrence Trujillo and wife, Loretta of Albuquerque, daughter, Vera and husband, Danny Ortiz of Pojoaque; son, Charlie Trujillo and wife, Debbie of Santa Fe; son, Deacon Anthony Trujillo and wife, Mardell of Santa Fe, son, David Mario Trujillo of Santa Fe, and son, Gilbert Trujillo, Jr. and wife, Varii of Albuquerque. Gilbert is also survived by his younger brother, Arturo Trujillo and wife, Eleanor of Rio Rancho; baby sister, Mary and husband, Ambrose Mascarenas of Llano de San Juan; sister-in-law, Mabel Trujillo of Santa Fe; brother-in-law, Felipe Salazar and wife, Celina of Rio Rancho; sister-in-law, Kena Vigil of Las Vegas. His is also survived by 24 grandchildren: Joshua and Lina, Jake, Melissa, and Michael, Michelle, Gabe, and Missy, Andel, Nikka, and Mike, Amy and Chuck, Andrea and Nate, Corie, Jorge, Juliette, Charlene, and John, Bernadette and Bobby, Daniel, Miguel; and eight great-grandchildren; Isabella, Devyn, Aiden, Ravenna, Amber, Bobby Jr., Gabriela, and Ashley, He is also survived by many primos and primas, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. A Memorial Rosary Service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 417 Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2006. Public visitation will be at 5:00 p.m. with Rosary Devotional Services following at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary on Monday, May 8, 2006. There will be another viewing held the following day before the Mass of Resurrection at 10:30 a.m., with Services to be conducted at our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday May 9, 2006 at 11:30 a.m., with Father George Salazar and Father Tien-Tri as celebrants, and Deacon Anthony Trujillo. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with the following serving as pallbearers: Joshua Trujillo, Jake Trujillo, Gabe Trujillo, Corie Trujillo, Michael Baldwin, and Mike Bowen. A reception in remembrance of Gilbert will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gilbert's memory to Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place, NE Suite 400, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or Our Lady of Guadalupe building project, Santa Fe, NM French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 ABQ Journal May 08, 2006

Trujillo, Hilaria
Hilaria "Lala" Trujillo, 87, of Denver and formerly of Arroyo Hondo passed away on September 24, 2006. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Percy, grandchildren, Daunine Salazar and Ricardo Martínez. She was the cherished wife of Victoriano and mother of Fernando (Adeline) of Pomona, CA, Victor Jr. (Genevieve) of Brighton, CO, Charlie (Diana) of Arroyo Hondo, Richard (Carol) of Chino, CA, Sonny (Pat) of Denver, MaryAnn Martínez of Denver, Fabie Salazar Silva (Manny) of Denver, Peggi Valenzuela of Broomfield, CO, beloved pet Chico, 33 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, sisters, Adonelia Sánchez (Eufelio) of Taos and Odila Medina (Tony) of Arroyo Hondo, numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on September 28, 2006 at Trevino Chapel of Roses in Denver. Funeral mass was held on September 29, 2006 at Guardian Angels Church in Denver. Interment was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Denver. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Trujillo, Ignacio
January 1, 1950: Ignacio Trujillo, a well known and respected citizen of this city, died suddenly yesterday afternoon in his little store on College Street.

Trujillo, Javier
October 9, 2005 Javier "Javi" Trujillo, 26, of Questa passed away unexpectedly on October 09, 2005. He was a 1997 graduate of Questa High School where he excelled in athletics. His hobbies included playing on the Taos Town Basketball League, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Peregrinos. He is especially remembered for his love of children and his respect for his elders. Javi was known for bringing laughter to his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Elisa E. Enriquez. He is survived by his parents, Victor & Arlene Trujillo, brothers and sister, Capt. Victor Trujillo II, U.S. Army, Raymundo J. Trujillo and Joanna Trujillo all of Questa. He is also survived by grandparents, Antonio H. Enriquez of Mesilla, Norberto & Delia Trujillo of Las Cruces, aunts and uncles, Casilda Provencio, Mariano Trujillo (Charlene), Mary Jane Ortega (Enrique), Nancy Archuleta (Danny), Richard Enriquez (Linda), many cousins, other relatives and friends. Rosaries was recited October 13, 2005 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa and on October 14, 2005 at Baca's Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Funeral mass was held on October 15, 2005 at San Albino Catholic Church in Mesilla with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Trujillo, Jon Isaac
December 28, 2006 Jon Isaac Trujillo, 20, of Taos returned to the presence of our Lord on December 28, 2006. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Manuel A. Morgas, grandmother, Josephine F. Trujillo and cousin, Albert Trujillo. He is survived by his father, David R. Trujillo, Sr. of Taos, mother, Lupita Morgas of Taos, daughter, Miranda Garcia Trujillo, brothers, David R. Trujillo, Jr (Yvonne) of Taos, Randy Morgas of Taos, sister, Lesha Renee Trujillo of El Paso, TX, grandfather, Manuel A. Trujillo, Sr., grandmother Feloniz Duran and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.Rosary was recited on Monday, January 01, 2007. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, January 02, 2007. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis. Interment was held at the Miera Family Cemetery.

Trujillo, Jose A.
Jose A. Trujillo age 39 years, 1 month and 2 days from Rio de Costilla, NM. at his residence died 27 May 1907. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Jose S.
Constable Jose S. Trujillo was shot twice and killed 4 Oct 1909 in Lumberton, Rio Arriba County NM. Constable Trujillo was stationed at the front door guarding and collecting admission at the Wirt Gomes & Co dance hall. Pablo Martinez tried to force his way in but was denied entry by Trujillo. Martinez left but returned a few minutes later, yelled out Jose Trujillo's name and when Trujillo opened the door Martinez shot him in the chest twice killing him instantly. Pablo Martinez fled the scene and has not been apprehended. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel Trujillo age 75 Resident of El Prado, NM. died at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque, NM Oct 29,1968.He is survived by his wife Domitila M. Trujillo; Sons Ralph, Arthur,Jessie and Tito Trujillo; Daughters Mrs. Lula Cantu, Mrs. Wallace Chatwin and Mrs. Marsha Best; Sisters Mrs. Sarita Morgas, Mrs. Amada Harmon and Mrs. Soriada Montoya. Taos News Nov 7, 1968 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Lugarda
Lugarda Trujillo age 94 of Ojo Caliente went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 28, 2007. Lugarda was a member of the Holy Family and Sacred Heart Society. She was preceded in death by her parents: Guadalupe and Maximiana Rivera; her first husband, Filiberto Gallegos; son, Tobias Gallegos; second husband, Eugene Trujillo; brothers: Porferio and Alberto Rivera and sister, Eloisa Baca. She is survived by her daughters: Susie Lucero and husband Roman of Ojo Caliente and Carol Ocana and husband Donald of Rio Rancho; eight grandchildren: Lorraine Lucero and husband Eli of Ojo Caliente, Janet Lucero and husband Celestino of Ojo Caliente, Romie Adams and husband Walter of Las Vegas, Roman Lucero, Jr. and Betty Jean of Ojo Caliente, Chris Gurule of Tierra Azul, Michael Gallegos of Albuquerque and Annie and Tamara Roybal of Santa Fe; six great-grandchildren: Walter and Leann Adams of Albuquerque, Anthony Lucero of Espanola, Christina and Esteban Lucero of Ojo Caliente and Jesse Lucero and Josephine of Ojo Caliente; six great-great-grandchildren: Nathaniel Lucero, Esteban Gurule and Serenity, Shania and Cameron Gallegos; sisters in-law, Filomena Rivera and Lilia Gallegos of Pueblo, CO.; brother in-law Ben Gallegos and wife Eufemia of Ojo Caliente; a very special friend, Candie Chacon of Canon de Vallecitos; someone very special to her, Ernesto Rivera of Las Cruces and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A public visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30 at 6:00 pm, with a rosary to follow at 7:00 pm. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Mass of Resurrection will be on Monday at 10:00 am. at the same church, the eulogy being delivered by her grandson Walter Adams, Sr. Interment will follow at Ojo Caliente Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Roman Lucero, Jr., Chris Gurule, Walter Adams, Anthony Lucero, Jesse Lucero and Felipe Rivera, Esteban Lucero, Christina Lucero and Leann Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Janet Lucero, Lala Jaramillo, Lupe Baca, Felipe Rivera, Juan Archuleta, Sammy Sisneros, Elaine Trujillo, Michael Lucero, Colleen Martinez and Josie Martinez, Aggie Sotelo, Loyda Abeyta, Donald Archuleta, Roy Lucero, Jr., and Danny Baca. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Telephone (505) 753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854.

Trujillo, Maria Rita
Maria Rita Trujillo age 89 of Arboles, Colo. died at her residence 11:00 PM 25 Jan 1909. She was the wife of the deceased Bibian Madrid. Surviving her are her sons; Jose, Francisco, Jose Leon and Bentura Madrid. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Martin V.
Martin V. Trujillo, 53, of Montezuma, New Mexico. Born January 20, 1955, Las Vegas, NM. Passed away May 21, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska. Originally from Las Vegas, NM, he graduated from Robertson High School (1973). After 2 years at Notre Dame, he transferred to New Mexico State University where he obtained a BS in Civil Engineering (1978). He followed the Aggie football and basketball programs from wherever he lived, and tried to attend any game close to him. He was employed by Twin Mountain Construction, a subsidiary of Kiewit Construction, working primarily in New Mexico and Colorado before retiring in 1997. He continued working as a consultant. He was diagnosed with lung cancer over 3 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska. After being diagnosed, he continued to travel and enjoy life with his precious Anne. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luis A. and Crescencia (Grace) Trujillo of Taos, NM and Frederick and Marguerita Holson of Allendale, Illinois. His uncle Felix C. Trujillo and cousin, Amy Trujillo of Santa Fe, NM. He is survived by his father, CB Trujillo of Taos, NM and mother, Mary L.K. Trujillo of Las Vegas, NM. His beloved partner, Anne Begley of Omaha, NE and the Begley Family. Brother, Steven L. Trujillo and wife, Debie of Corrales, NM; Brother, Michael A. Trujillo of Rio Rancho, NM; Brother, Jeffrey D. Trujillo of Sandia Park, NM; Uncle, Tony A. Trujillo and wife, Ellen of Albuquerque, NM; Uncle, Levi A. Trujillo and wife, Doris of Espanola, NM; Aunt, Elizabeth Trujillo and husband, Ernest Martinez of Santa Fe, NM; Aunt, Diane Gay and husband, Bill of Tucson, AZ; Aunt, Jean Colburn of Indianapolis, IN. Numerous nieces, nephws, cousins and friends. A private family and friends gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and memorials, please make donations to the Habitat for Humanity, 204 San Mateo SE, Suite E, Albuquerque, NM 87108 ABQ Journal Fri May 23, 2008

Trujillo, Marvin A.
Marvin A. Trujillo, 46, of Albuquerque and formerly of Ranchos de Taos passed away on December 8, 1998. He was a sales representative for Charles F. Siebenthal in Albuquerque and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is preceded in death by his father, Vicente"Chente" Trujillo. He is survived by his wife, Norma Trujillo; his children, Zachary Trujillo and Raul Trujillo, all of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his mother, Minnie Trujillo; sisters, Berlinda Taylor (Randy), Carmen Trujillo; nieces, Brandie Trujillo and Sonya Rivera all of Ranchos de Taos. Rosaries will be recited Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis de Asis Church in Ranchos and Friday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 12th at St. Francis de Asis Church in Ranchos at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at the new Llano Quemado Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal December 11, 1998

Trujillo, Meliton
Meliton Trujillo age 76 years, 2 months and 7 days died 8:00 PM 12 March 1909 at his residence of Ranchitos de Arriba (Taos,NM). He was born Oct 15,1833 in Abiquiu,NM. He is survived by his wife Agustina M. de Trujillo; Sons Lino, Enrique, Guillermo, Juan and Carlos Trujillo. Daughter Teresita Trujillo. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Nestora Gomez V. de
Nestora Gomez V. de Trujillo advanced age of Taos, NM. died Friday 4 May 1906 at 7:10 AM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Noberto
Noberto Trujillo age 19 died at dawn today ( 11 Nov 1905) He was an orphan and died of Pneumonia fever. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Odelia
Odelia Trujillo, 86, of Taos passed away on November 12, 2008. She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Trujillo and daughter Celia Herrera. She is survived by children, Angela Mascarenas (Henry), George Trujillo (Victoria), Patrick Trujillo (Joanna), Rosalie Vigil, (Billy), Diana Griego (Frank Medina), Jeannine Tafoya and Danny Trujillo, 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, brother, Roy Santistevan (Esther), sisters, Celina Trujillo, (Jose) and Grace Garcia (Uvaldo). Rosary will be recited on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 7 PM at San Francisco de Asis Church. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 10 AM at San Francisco de Asis Church with interment to follow at the Pacheco Cemetery.

Trujillo, Pablo
Pablo Trujillo 56 years old from Barney, Union County NM. died 12 Jan 1909 in his residence. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Names not listed. Mother Sencion Trujillo now a resident of Taos, NM. Brothers Vidal and Euilio Trujillo. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Paublita M.
Paublita M. Trujillo, 81 years old, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998 in Taos, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband Carlos Trujillo, and a son, Nicolas Trujillo. She is survived by one son, Jose Leon Trujillo and wife, Julia; and daughter, Crestina Trujillo Armstrong and husband, Jim; one granddaughter, Felicia Norris and husband, Chan, all from San Cristobal, NM; two grandsons, Mario Trujillo from Reno, NV, Matthew Armstrong and wife, Cynthia from Greatfalls, MT; one great-grandson, Damian Velarde from San Cristobal, NM; one great-grandaughter, Avery Renee Armstrong from Great Falls, MT; one sister, Angie Padilla from San Cristobal, NM; two brothers, Tony Martinez and wife, Dorothy and Eloy Mtz and wife, Julia all form Salt City Utah, UT. A Rosary will be recited Sat. 7:00 p.m. and viewing will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Lujan's Taos Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at San Cristobal Catholic Church. Funeral services of a Christian Burial will be Monday, Dec. 28, at 10:00 a.m. at San Cristobal Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the family cemetery located at 38 Carlitos Road. ABQ Journal December 27, 1998

Trujillo, Paul
Bataan Death March survivor Paul Trujillo dies, December 06, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: P-2, Pojoaque Section , On the evening of Nov. 25, Paul and Lydia Trujillo traveled from their Arroyo Seco home to the Dandy Burger Restaurant in Espanola. "He had a little heartburn that night -- all that mustard on his burger," said his daughter Felicia Trujillo. "He had a heart attack that night and died in his sleep." A former county-extension agent for Rio Arriba County, Paul Trujillo was 83 years old when he died. Paul and Lydia had been married for 49 years. "All that time you are Mrs. Somebody, and then, all of a sudden, there you are," said their daughter Camilla Trujillo. "Everything changes." "I was very proud of him. He was a cool dad," Felicia Trujillo said. "We spent so much time camping, fishing. There's just so much.""My father grew up in Taos," Felicia Trujillo said. "He was a sheep herder. Back then, Taos was a lot more open. Not many people lived there. It was a whole different world. Winters were real then.All he ever talked about was growing up. And then there was the war."A veteran of World War II, Trujillo joined the Army when he was 18. "He and his buddies all signed up together," Camilla Trujillo said. "Eventually, they would keep each other alive." On April 9, 1942, over 70,000 American and Filipino soldiers were captured by the Japanese. Trujillo's unit was captured at Clark Air Force Base in the Phillipines. The soldiers were marched 55 miles to San Fernando and taken by rail to Capas, where they walked another 8 miles to Camp O'Donnell. Starving and dehydrated, many men fell. Those unable to rise were killed by the Japanese. Of the original group, only 54,000 survived the Bataan Death March and reached the camp. "My father grew up in a time when many people still believed in the supernatural," Camilla Trujillo said. "Then he made his journey. He travelled from one reality -- sweet, innocent, barefoot -- to another. He struggled the rest of his life to grasp those two realities." Paul Trujillo was kept at the camp for 43 months. Afflicted with malaria, the 6-foot-tall young man soon weighed only 100 pounds. Close to death, he traded chocolate for medicine, treated himself and was soon well. "Other veterans that I know, they closed up about the war," Felicia Trujillo said. "He was the total opposite. He never forgot." "He was always telling us stories, stories that were true, either about Taos or the war. I was listening all my life," Camilla Trujillo said. "I think he was processing all that had happened. I always wondered why. Most of his stories were horrible. Some were funny, but that was his reality." "I feel that he gave me a sense of endurance," Felicia Trujillo said. "He was such a strong man. But he came back different. My aunts told me that he was open and easy going before the war. Afterwards, he changed. Growing up, I was his pal, a tomboy. We dug holes together, pruned trees, stacked wood. He was closed, not very social. I think I picked some of that up." "My father was the only member of his family to receive his master's degree," Camilla Trujillo said. "He loved books, loved learning. He knew so many things and so many people. He spent the rest of his life planting trees. It was his way, his way of affirming life." A few weeks ago, Trujillo took a prayer card from the floor of the Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz. "It was a prayer about sheep, about comfort. He loved it," Felicia Trujillo said. "My mother scolded him a bit at first for taking it, but she soon let it go. All the other cards in the church had been collected and put away days before. Somehow, at the place where he sat that night, that card was waiting for him." "I made a decision to buy my father a Christmas present this year and every year. Not a shirt or cologne but something that supported his love of life and his longing for a good life for himself and his family," Camilla Trujillo said. "He loved his children and his granddaughters. He had a great sense of humor, and I know in my heart that he is with me, even if I'm not too sure where he is. Is he in heaven? Is he still here?"

Trujillo, Paul Robert
Paul Robert Trujillo age 17 Resident of Tooele, Utah died at home Dec 17,1968. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Roy Romero; Brothers Flavio, Bernie,James and Walter; Sisters Debbie Mrs. Alfred Cordova and Mrs. Virginia De Herrera. Grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Jacobo Trujillo and Mr. & Mrs. Benito Romero. Taos News Dec 26, 1968 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Philip Alfonso
Philip Alfonso Trujillo, 49, was born April 6, 1957 in Taos, NM. Philip went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, after dying suddenly on September 30, 2006. Philip will be greatly missed and loved dearly by his wife of many years, Marlene Trujillo; daughter, France Trujillo; and his son, Henry Trujillo, all of Gallup, NM. Philip will also be greatly missed and loved by his father, Alfonso O. Trujillo; mother, France R. Trujillo of Albuquerque, NM; his oldest brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Sherry Duran of Las Vegas, NV; his sister and nephew, Olivia and Shariff Trujillo of Albuquerque, NM; his youngest brother, Toby and Nancy Trujillo, also of Albuquerque, NM. Also survived by his grandmother, Anna Martinez of Albuquerque, NM. Philip is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Philip also had two grandchildren. Philip was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and a very good friend and gifted person. Philip enjoyed his past-time fishing. Philip can be remembered as the Happy Fisher-man, may he rest in peace. Fishing was Philip's favorite out-door sport. Philip was a member of St France's Catholic Church of Gallup, NM. Services will be held on October 12, 2006 at 10 a.m., at St. France's Catholic Church in Gallup, NM, followed by a gathering at the Gallup Family Cathedral Center also located in Gallup, NM. Arrangements by Rolly's Mortuary, Gallup, NM. ABQ Journal Thu October 12, 2006

Trujillo, Rafaelita Vigil
Rafaelita Vigil Trujillo, Taos Native. Her death was announced in the mass sunday 29 Sept 1968. No other information listed. Taos News Oct 3,1968 11. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Silvano
Silviano Trujillo age 64. Resident of Ranchitos,NM. died Sept 26,1968 at his residence. He is survived by his wife Adela Trujillo; Sons Ernesto and Leroy Trujillo; Daughter Fabbie Espinosa, Dorothy Garcia, Martha Trujillo, Socorro Trujillo and Priscila J. Garcia. Brother J.M. Trujillo; Sisters Sarita J. Morgas and Soveida J. Montoya. Taos News Oct 10, 1968 A 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Tiburcia
Tiburcia Trujillo of La Loma Taos, NM. died at her residence Monday March 1909. She was the wife of the deceased Reyes Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Trujillo, Tito M.
Tito M. Trujillo, 64, of Albuquerque and formerly of Talpa, passed away on June 13, 2005. He retired from Ideal Cement in 1980 and also worked in maintenance for the Albuquerque Public Schools. He was preceded in death by his children, Phoebe, Lisa, Bonnie Trujillo and Randy Trujillo; and brother, Eloy Griego. He is survived by his wife, Jean C. Trujillo; children, Dora Oquendo (Paul) of Antelope, CA, Ted Trujillo of Albuquerque and Arnold Trujillo (Melissa) of Taos. He is also survived by sister, Priscilla Trujillo (Henry) of Taos; grandchildren, Abigail, Emily, Erica, Jennifer, Marrisa and Anthony; three great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 7 p.m. at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Church with interment to follow at Talpa Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal June 15, 2005

Trujillo, Victor
Victor Trujillo age 58 was killed 14 Sept 1909 in Ojo Feliz about 20 miles east of Wagon Mound Mora County, NM.Victorio Trujillo lived in his ranch near La Cebolla, Mora County NM. Jose Esquibel was arrested and charged with the murder. He confessed to killing Victorio Trujillo but claims it was in self defense. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Tuft, Jay Allen
Jay Allen Tuft, 52, of Angel Fire went to be with the Lord on July 03, 2006, the result of a one car accident. Born September 24, 1953 in San Bernardino, California to Robert and Marjorie Tuft, Jay was a graduate of Northwest Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He served in the U.S. Forest Service in California before moving to New Mexico in the early 1980's. He loved to ski and worked as an instructor at Red River Ski Area during winter months while building log homes in the summer, eventually founding Tuft Construction Company after moving to Angel Fire. He was an avid golfer. He married Judy Mellas, the love of his life in 1989. The couple soon became vital members of their churches Faith Mountain Fellowship Church of Red River and later Angel Fire Four Square Church. They overcame physical challenges with kidney failures, diabetes and several organ transplants and served the Lord in Africa, in teaching ministries and in nursing home assistance. He is survived by his wife Judy Tuft of Angel Fire, a son Beau Tuft of San Marcos, Texas, parents Robert and Marjorie Tuft of Coquille, Oregon, brother and sister-in-law Richard and Heather Tuft and brother Dale Tuft of Auburn, California, stepson and daughter-in-law Homer and Cara Mellas, granddaughter Taylor Mellas, father and mother-in-law John and Clara Schmidt, sister-in-law Sherrie Lacey and nephew Phillip Saxon. Memorial Services were held on July 06, 2006 at Faith Mountain Fellowship Church, 100 So. Copper King Trail, Red River, N.M. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the National Diabetes Association.

Tuggle, Amy Archuleta
Amy “Nicole” Tuggle (Archuleta) 28 former resident of Cerro, NM born Feb. 1, 1978, passed away Dec. 22, 2006 in Wichita Falls, TX. She is survived by her children, Frankie Mae, Frank IV, & Xaliver Green; Father & Step,mother Steven “Eddie” Archuleta & Step Mother Diana of Cerro, Mother & Stepfather Tammy & Roy Stanley, Bowie, TX; Brothers, Justin (Nilda) of Bridgeport, TX & Jeremy (Jennifer) of Denver, CO., 3 nephews & 6 nieces, & stepsister Nikki of Bowie, TX

Tyrack, Donald P.
Donald P. Tyrack passed away on June 19, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his sister Shirley Jansson, his sister and brother-in-law Jeannine and Louis Van Eperen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was a Korean War Veteran and for many years operated the Taos Garage in Albuquerque. ABQJournal   June 23, 2009

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