Alfonso Trujillo

ALFONSO TRUJILLO Alfonso L. Trujillo, "Trompo", 92, A prominent and widely respected lifelong resident of Santa Fe, died in Santa Fe on Wednesday, June 11th. Born in Santa Fe on September 24, 1921 to Pablo and Francesquita Trujillo, he recalled selling the New Mexican on the old street corners of Santa Fe at age 6 (stating that he actually looked like he was 7); after he finished early schooling, he joined the Army and after discharge he worked for 10 of his younger years with the Public Service Company of NM; then for 11 years at the old Penitentiary of New Mexico on Pen Road helping with the ultimate move to Highway 14 along the way. At that point, he went to work for the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company who quickly promoted him to area and then district manager. He stayed with the company until his retirement and was very involved in the creation of the Woodmen Lodge building on Airport Road, which is now named the Alfonso "Trompo" Trujillo building in his honor. The fraternal Woodmen organization provides wheelchairs, walkers and the like for members. Many, many families will forever remember him as the quintessential public speaker when it came to eulogies, the quantity of which he provided are far too numerous to count. He knew virtually everyone who grew up in Santa Fe by name, who they were related to and what their lives were and were about. Mr. Trujillo was a member of La Union Protectiva, an organization started in 1916 by his own ancestors. It serves as a union for workers providing protection, instruction and preservation of our Hispanic Culture. If he could talk to us today, he would remind everyone in the younger generation the importance and responsibility they each have of knowing, loving and supporting the culture that they were raised in. He served as President of the Union Protectiva and over many years held every office in the organization. His grand uncle, David Rodriguez donated the land on which Cristo Rey Parish now stands and was one of 130 individuals who made over 180,000 adobe bricks to build the edifice at the start of Upper Canyon Road. He was preceded in death by his daughter Evelyn Archuleta; brothers: Manuel Trujillo, Jose Fransico Trujillo; sisters: Isabel Delgado and Marcella DeGuecara. "Trompo" is survived by his wife, Orcilia; sons: Manuel Trujillo and wife Margaret, Eddie Trujillo and wife Sandra and Michael Trujillo all of Santa Fe; grandchildren: Andrea Mendoza (Gabe), Edward Trujillo (Jennifer), Robert Trujillo, Pablo Trujillo (Laura Abascal), Michael Ryan Trujillo and Catherine Trujillo; great grandchildren: Carina Mendoza, Ethan Trujillo, Noah Cruz Trujillo, Alissandra Trujillo, Garrett Manhan, Alyssa Manhan, Brittany Manhan and Alaya Trujillo. Many other relatives, nephews, nieces and friends. Visitations will be held at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service on Luisa St. from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16th. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Monday evening at Cristo Rey Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Cristo Rey. Interment will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorials in his honor may be directed to Cristo Rey Parish. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at:

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on June 17, 2014