The patriarch of our family, Leroy Arthur Trujillo sadly passed away on November 21, 2023, at the age of 79. Born to Jesus and Emiliana Trujillo in Del Norte, CO, he was a lifelong member of the community in which he was highly respected. He held many positions including several years as a Logger. Anyone who knew Leroy admired his kindness and keen sense of humor. He never missed the opportunity to mentor a young person and was loved dearly by all who knew him. During his 19 years with the Del Norte School District and in which he retired, he made an impact on the students who will remember the words of advice he so lovingly shared.
Leroy is survived by his wife, Shirley Garcia of 49 years, sons Leroy J. Trujillo (Kate Trujillo), and Ramon M. Trujillo. His grandchildren, Leroy M. Trujillo (Molly), Joseph H. Trujillo, and Julia A. Trujillo. He is also survived by a great-grandchild Leroy B. Trujillo. Extended family include sisters Barbara O’Cana, Marcella Garcia (Frank), and Susanna Gallegos (Charles Garcia).
He was preceded in death by sister Leola Sanchez, and brother Richard Trujillo as well as both parents.
He was an avid hunter who sought solace in the outdoors and never missed the opportunity to engage in an adventurous sport. On any given day, he could be found on the golf course, a sport in which he excelled. Leroy will always be remembered as the great friend he was to so many others. A celebration of life was held on Saturday November 25th which was attended by many family and friends. In honor of Leroy Arthur Trujillo, reach out and share some kindness and respect to others; that is what he would want, that is what he always did.