Sipreano Trujillo, long- time resident of Mora, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, at the age of 88.
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Sipreano was born in Dawson on Oct. 2, 1925, to the union of Manuel and Manuelita Trujillo along with siblings, Clorinda, Rennie, Delfino, Elanterio and Jesus, along with Tano and Robert who all precede him in death.
He married Josefita Archuleta Trujillo, who passed away in 1986. Sipreano married Tillie Martinez Trujillo on Aug. 7, 2014 in Mora.
Sipreano worked various different positions in many industries such as ranching, construction, heavy equipment operator, carpenter and uranium miner. He enjoyed the mountains of the Mora Valley, was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed playing poker and pool with friends and family.
Sipreano enlisted into the Army on Nov. 17, 1945, and separated on March 3, 1947, and was a proud member of the US Army 303rd Infantry fighting in World War II, a dedicated member of the VFW and member of the American Legion.
Sipreano is survived by his wife, Tillie Trujillo, of Mora, and a dedicated father raising eight children by whom he is also survived by, Jerry Trujillo and wife, Margaret, from Rowe, N.M.; Michael Trujillo and wife, Florence, from Holman, Ernest Trujillo and wife, Mary, from Stanley, Eddie Trujillo and wife, Darlene, from Albuquerque, Danny Trujillo and wife, Linda, from Cleveland, Cathy Rivera and husband, Carlos, from Santa Fe, Jane Trujillo from Pecos, and Billy Trujillo from Frisco, Texas. Also survived by his step-children, Steve Martinez, Michael Martinez, Anita Martinez and Nano Martinez; grandchildren, Helen, Valerie, Tony, Andrea, Adam, Mary Jo, Mikey, Marcus, Misty, Art Jr., Tanya, Kenneth, Samantha, Daniel, Kimberly, Melanie , Edmund, Carla, April, Vanessa, Lynette, Josephine, Carlos, Josie Ann, AudreyAnna, and Billy Jr.; 47 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and one sibling, Jesus Trujillo.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Gertrude Church in Mora. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) also from St. Gertrude Church in Mora. Following the mass will be a reception at 11:30 a.m. at the VFW in Mora.
Interment will take place at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Antonio Trujillo, Kenneth Trujillo, Art Jr. Trujillo, Billy Trujillo Jr., and Mattie Martinez.
A special thank you to the members of the Mora VFW, staff at Alta Vista Regional Hospital and St. Gertrude Catholic Church.
Visit www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com for online condolences.
Funeral arrangements for Sipreano have been entrusted to: Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, 87701; 425-6551.
Nelson Funeral Home
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Las Vegas , NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on May 5, 2014