Johnnie Augustine Trujillo
5-2-1928 ~ 7-7-2012
Johnnie Augustine Trujillo, 84, went home with God on July 7, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer, which he fought to the very end.
Johnnie was born May 2, 1928 in Turkey Creek, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan Pedro Trujillo and Mary Elizabeth (Baca) Trujillo; his first wife, Millie (Medina) Trujillo; brothers, Ernie and Julian Trujillo (Julian preceded him by one day); sisters, Beatrice Ortibez, Tillie Escobedo, Annie Martinez, Sophie Trujillo; and step-daughter Gloria Gonzales.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Virginia (Rodriguez) Trujillo; loving daughter, Josephine Trujillo; dear grand-daughter, Jessica Casados; a great-grandson to be; son, Lionel Trujillo; step-sons, John (Edith) Rodriguez, Fred (Geri) Rodriguez, Frank Rodriguez, Max (Lecita) Rodriguez; special nieces, Dorothy (Gerald) Sandoval, Rose (Dave) Barreras; special nephews, Dan Trujillo, Ed Escobedo; special friend, Lonnie Brewster and numerous other family members and friends whom he loved.
Johnnie was a farmer and rancher, born and raised in Turkey Creek. He joined the army in 1947. He married Millie Medina on October 8, 1955 in Gardner, Colorado. They moved to Fountain, Colorado in 1961 where he worked at various ranches. He retired in 1995.
After his wife passed away, he moved to Walsenburg and married Virginia Rodriguez on September 4, 1999. She lovingly stayed by his side until his last breath.
He loved his family and would do whatever he could for them. He had enough love in his heart for everyone.
He enjoyed wood working and built a lot of furniture for many family members. He was a very loving, kind hearted man and was loved by many. He will be greatly and deeply missed.
His services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Rosary will be at 9 am followed by the Funeral Mass at 9:30 am.
Burial will be at the Gardner Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow at Gardner Community Center.
Arrangements were handled by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg.
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