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Richard Thomas Trujillo

February 5, 1959 — April 4, 2008

Richard Thomas Trujillo

Richard Thomas Trujillo passed away April 4, 2008. Richard left the brief compassionate care of Collier Hospice Center in Wheatridge, CO, succumbing to complications of diabetes after a lengthy struggle with the disease. Born in Frankfurt, Germany on February 5, 1959, Richard was raised in Trinidad, CO, where he attended public schools. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1977 and earned an A.A.S. in Computer Sciences from TSJC in 1988. From 1981 to 1998 Richard was employed by Safeway, Inc., where he held a variety of positions until being forced into early retirement by his affliction. He spent his remaining years with his father Louis and new step-mother Cathy in Sierra Vista, AZ, and was an active member of the community.Richard is preceded in death by his mother Annelore, sister Patricia, step-mother Nora, and beloved dog Lightning. In addition to his father and new step-mother, Richard is survived by brothers Gabriel (Gabriele) of Aurora, CO, Daniel (Cindy) of Collierville, TN, Michael (Lucy) of Trinidad, Anthony ( Kelly ) of Texline, TX, David (Margaret) and Chris (Brenda), both of Thornton, CO, and sisters Melitta (Richard) Fuerst of Littleton/Trinidad, CO, Lauren Trujillo of Spanaway, WA, Monica (Curry) Horak of CO Springs, CO, Ursula (Ray) Sagehorn of Ft. Lupton, CO, Andrea (Ron) Marko of Manitou Springs, CO, and Susanna (Ray) Ramirez of Pueblo, CO. Richard is also survived by 9 nephews, 10 nieces, 1 great-nephew and 2 great-nieces, as well as numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 9. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, April 10, 2008. Both services will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad. Interment will follow in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver, 777 Grant St. Ste. 302, Denver, CO, 80203.
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