Born on Christmas Day at the family home at Barr Lake, Colorado to Charles Casey Chavez and Cora Walker Chavez. Jodi, also known as "Dolly" to her friends and family, was one of twelve children.
She was a Brighton High School graduate in 1952 and retired from Samsonite Luggage in the 70's. She was also a seamstress for Blinky of Blinky's Clubhouse. Jodi bowled in several women's bowling leagues for many years. She was the original Mrs. Clause in Brighton for over ten years. She went on to become a restaurant /bar owner at the Brothers II Lounge for over forty years; famously known for her lunch specials and Sunday morning breakfasts and menudo.
After high school Jodi married her first husband John Trujillo, Jr. and together they had six children. After his passing, she met the love of her life Ernest (Bob) Rojo. They were together for over fifty years. They enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and taking road trips in their motorhome. When they traveled they would always go with their close friends and family.
She was involved in her community by catering the Brighton DECA functions and making sure to take some extra chili with her. She was an avid Broncos fan and season ticket holder. The family would get together at her house for the super bowls and holiday dinners where she would always burn the buns.
Survived by her children, Bill Trujillo, Cheryl (Rudy) Montano, Dana Waymire and Robin (Wayne) Lamb; grandchildren, Ryan Trujillo, Janna (Jeff) Peterson, Jacob (Rachel) Trujillo, Amada Trujillo, Bill Trujillo, Brandon (Joyce) Montano, Tracee (Dan) Suppes, Amanda (Cisco) Garcia, Angela Waymire, Troy Waymire, Jamie (Jacque) Lamb, Ethan Lamb; and great-grandchildren, Kaden Viet, Jude Trujillo, Jimmy Beaulieu, Lennon Suppes, Dominic Suppes, Tanner Jaramillo and Xavier Wilson. Surviving siblings include Irene Gallagher, John Chavez, Robert Chavez, Frank Chavez, Stanley Chavez, Joette Galindo and Lyn Chavez Gibson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bob Rojo; two oldest sons, Kerry Trujillo and Danny Trujillo; and siblings, Louis Chavez, Leroy Chavez, Casey Chavez and George Chavez.
A special thank you to Jodi's caregivers in the last months of her life; Sara Martinez, a longtime friend of Jodi's and Jean McConaghy; along with Cathy, her nurse through Hospice.
Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m., both at St. Augustine Catholic Church, in Brighton, Colorado. There will be no reception following the services.
Tabor Funeral Home, Brighton, Colorado handled arrangements. Please share memories of Jodi and condolences with her family by visiting her online obituary at TaborFuneralHome.com.
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Published by Colorado Community Media on Jul. 3, 2021.