Trujillo, Perry |
Perry Trujillo went to be with his Lord on November 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother Emma Martinez Trujillo and Felipe Trujillo. He was born in Las Cruces, NM while his father attended New Mexico State University. The family moved to Alcalde when Perry was a young boy and his father accepted a position as an agronomist under the auspices of New Mexico State University. Later the family moved to Valley Estates in EspaÃ±ola. At the age of 13, Perry moved to Albuquerque to attend Menaul School where he boarded in Albuquerque, NM. After graduating he enrolled at the University of New Mexico where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. He was on a training program with the U. S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. when he met and married Mary Margaret Fernandez. He returned to New Mexico after working in Colorado and California. In New Mexico he worked for Pan Am, JCI, JCNNM and retired from KSL. Margaret Burgess, his companion of 28 years cared for him until his death.
He was active in many outdoor activities. He loved spending time on his ranch in Truchas and Chimayo. He was a fisherman and hunter. He especially enjoyed riding his horses Elogio, Whiskey Dancer, Easter Trujillo (ET), Julianita Trujillo, Indio and spending time with his dog Cochita and cat Riley.
Perry learned farming from his father. Together they grew winter wheat, beans, squash, chili, cantaloupes and garden vegetables. He enjoyed being on his tractor and farm equipment.
He loved to read and was interested in learning about New Mexico history. He lead and participated in a reenactment of the Battle of Cuerno Verde and the EspaÃ±oles on horseback in Alcalde on his birthday for several years.
He was a community leader who believed in giving back to his community. He served as president the of the Nuestra Senora del Rosario, San Fernando y Santiago del Rio de Las Truchas Land Grant and El Llano de Abetya ditch association.
He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his companion, Margaret Burgess; Mary Margaret Trujillo mother of his daughters, Tamara Trujillo and Therese Trujillo; daughter Emma Antonia Trujillo and her companion Adrian Duran; grandchildren Alyssa, Reina and Jeremiah Trujillo Duran; brothers, Philip Trujillo and wife Eva, Mark Trujillo and wife Mary, and many relatives and friends. There will be a celebration of his life on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Chimayo. A private burial will be held at a later date. The family of Perry Trujillo has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 4, 2016