On March 4th at approximately 13:50 hours military time, a loving humble heart stopped beating. Joe C. Trujillo left behind a legacy that with love, prayer and family the hardest obstacles can be overcome. Joe was welcomed into the world on April 1, 1926, the beloved son of Jose Alcario Trujillo and Maria Inez Duran Trujillo. He was united in marriage to the love of his life Julia Martinez Trujillo on April 20, 1949 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Joe was an exceptional, devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed watching westerns, and WWE, doing yard work, traveling, going gambling and spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Dickey Springer Post #113 and the American Legion Post #899. Joe not only fought til the end for his country and was willing to give his life for our freedom. Joe did the same for his family. Joe as Julia still says was a great provider, always making sure his family and community had what they needed. Always putting everyone else’s needs before his own was his most admired trait. He always thought beyond himself. For a man who was a decorated World War II veteran, Joe never lost faith and promised that if he made it back from Germany he would live a life of faith. Joe kept his promise and raised a family with his wife of 68 years Julia. Andy, Joleen, James, and Tamara are all part of that legacy. Although Joe leaves them behind, it is with the same love and faith that will give strength to all by living the way Joe lived. Joe, will be greatly missed, but has left a footprint on how to live a life of honor, love and respect. Rest in peace my dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Joe will even be missed by his dog Buddy and all the birds he fed daily. Squirrels, birds and his dog Buddy will wait for someone like Joe to love them as he did.
Survivors include his loving wife Julia Trujillo of Alamosa, CO; daughters Joleen Trujillo (Isaac Chavez) of Alamosa, CO; Tamara (Lawrence) Pacheco of Ft. Garland, CO; sons Andy Trujillo, James Trujillo both of Alamosa, CO; grandchildren Amber and Scott Sweaney, Jason Trujillo (Melissa Eschman), Nickie Trunnell (Tony Lujan), Jamie Trujillo, Kim Pacheco (Chris Silva), Ashley Pacheco (Ray Garcia), Elizabeth Pacheco (Adam Navarette), great-grandchildren Abby and Carson Sweaney, Taylor Strange, Austin Trujillo, Derrion Trujillo, Rayanna Trujillo, Ramon and Ahlea Garcia, Kaleesi and Dre Lujan. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family would like to give a special thanks to Christal with Visiting Angels of Alamosa for the care she provided Joe.
Joe is preceded in death by his mother Maria Inez Duran, father Jose Alcario Trujillo and nine siblings as well as his grandson Little Andy.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery with full military honors. Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1-5 PM at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Alamosa. The care of arrangements have been placed in care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.