1940 ~ 2012|
Our Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother, Augustine Trujillo of Salt Lake City, Utah, died on October 18, 2012, from liver cancer of which he bravely fought for 4 years.
Born, May 5, 1940 in Swink Colorado to Roque Trujillo and Monclovia Chavez.
Dr. Augustine Trujillo, served as Executive Director of The Center for Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Utah since 1984, Augustine also worked as an Academic and Career Advisor at the Salt Lake Community College he received an A.A. from Otero Junior College ('68), B.A. from Adams State College ('71) and a Ph.D., in Education from the University of Colorado ('83). Prior to his current employment, he was the Assistant Director of the High School Equivalency Program at the University of Southern Colorado.
Dr. Trujillo has extensive experience working directly with diverse Ethnic Minorities Student Programs.
He was the coordinator of the School to Work Transition Program in Denver; the Assistant Director of the Special Services Program in the University of Southern Colorado; Student Program Counselor in the College Assistance Migrant Program in Adams State College and College Instructor in the Upward Bound Program in Otero Junior College.
In 1972 Dr. Trujillo was selected as a Southwest Regional Fellow in the Ford Foundation's Leadership Development Program. In addition he has taught in the Public Schools in Colorado and Arizona. A Vietnam Era Veteran, he served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965.
He was involved in various community and cultural events throughout the United States.
He was married to Martha Trujillo for 43 years.
Augustine will be missed by all who knew him.
Survived by his beloved wife Martha and three children Chris, Melissa and Clarissa, his sisters Rose, Theresa and Carol and brothers Roque, Herman, Ernie, David and Jesus, his grandchildren, Cesar, Vangie, Mia and Jex, one great grandchild Navina.
Preceded in death by his son Brian Anthony, his grandson Gabriel, his brother's Joe, Michael and Frank.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Ann Catholic Church, 450 East 2100 South. A vigil service will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. also at the church, where friends may call from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Committal, Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street. Funeral directors, Neil O'Donnell and Sons.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Oct. 21, 2012