Michael Tito Trujillo

Michael Tito Trujillo

Earned his Angel Wings on Saturday, February 27th, 2021, a week after celebrating his 68th Birthday.  Michael was born in Talpa, NM to Felipe and Fortunata Trujillo and was raised in a loving home along with his eight siblings.   Michael spent several years in Rodarte, NM with his maternal grandparents, Luis and Refugio Duran and his beloved Aunt Faby.   Time spent in Rodarte gave him the opportunity to work alongside Grandpa Luis, where he learned a good work ethic and provided him with many cherished memories. Michael attended and graduated from Taos High School in 1973.  Upon graduation he moved to Colorado to work in the mines.  While living in Red Cliff, he met a young lady who would change his life forever.  Lupita Medina became his lifelong partner and the love of his life.  Mikey and Lupita were inseparable…where one was, the other one was.  Their interests included camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobile riding, bike riding, horseback riding, traveling and anything else that came along. Michael was employed by the Town of Avon for 35 years.   He had recently retired in August 2020 and was just beginning to enjoy his time off.  Mikey and Lupita had recently been ice fishing and were extremely proud of the fish they caught. Their fishing gear was ready for an ice fishing trip on Sunday, but God had different plans. Michael was preceded in death by his parents Felipe & Fortunata Trujillo, brothers Felipe Jr, James and nephew Luis Giron, in-laws Ricardo and Lucia Medina, brothers-in-law Abel and Dennis, and his beloved pets Samantha and Pinto Bean.Michael is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lupita Medina-Trujillo, goddaughter Crystal Benavides (Jimmy), godson Kevin Gusdorf, siblings Luzita, Sara, Rebecca, Roger, Arthur (Joanne), Gerry (Kathy), beloved godmother Tina Martinez, sister–in-law Geraldine Atencio (Louie), brothers-in law Richard, Larry, Rudy, Sammy, Meliquias, many nephews, nieces, cousins, family, and friends. Michael’s loving, caring, generous and humorous nature will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  The memories we are left with will be cherished and will be of great comfort to us.   We do not say goodbye, but instead, we bid you farewell until we see you in paradise.  Rest easy, our beloved Michael, vaya con Dios. Services were held on Friday March 5, 2021 in Leadville, CO at St Joseph Catholic Church (Visitation 9:00 am, Rosary 9:30 am, Mass 10:00 am). Interment will take place at a later date in Talpa, NM.

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