Adolfo J. Trujillo, 90, went home to the Lord peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Adolfo’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: Services will be held at a later date.
On June 3, 1928, Adolfo was born to Adolfo Sr. and Antonia Trujillo in Roswell, New Mexico. He was born during the depression in the 1930’s. Adolfo was orphaned at the age of 5 and raised by his paternal grandmother in Roswell. He went to school up to the eighth grade and had to start working at the age of 13 to bring home money for his grandmother and siblings. Adolfo worked for Binn Bilo Food from 1942 to 1943.
In 1945, Adolfo joined the US Navy and served four years and was honorably discharged in 1949. He received two medals: World War II Victory Medal and an American Area Companion Medal. After serving in the military, Adolfo attended Business College in Albuquerque, NM, where he received his Major in Accounting in 1951.
In 1952, Adolfo worked for S.H. Kress 5¢ and 10¢ Store until 1974. On February 19, 1955, Adolfo married the love of his life, Anna Elvia Dominguez Trujillo in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1960, Adolfo got a second job in the evenings at StarLight Drive-In. In 1974 to 1990, he worked as an Assistant Manager at K-Mart. He was a hard worker who always provided for his family. Adolfo, also known by his co-workers as “Mr. T,” worked in the sporting supplies and as a door greeter at Walmart from 1990 to 2013. He would probably still be working there if it hadn’t been for his illness. Adolfo was very friendly and loved talking to people.
A devoted member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Adolfo served in the Parrish Council at the church. And as an avid Dallas Cowboy fan, Adolfo never missed a football game. He leaves behind a legacy full of love, passion, and perseverance, and will remain in the hearts of all those who loved him.
SURVIVORS: Adolfo is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-four years, Anna Elvia Dominguez Trujillo; daughter, Ruth Trujillo; sons: Richard Trujillo, Samuel Trujillo of Germany; loving grandchildren: Danita Urioste and husband Gabriel of Albuquerque, Miguel Trujillo, Ashleigh Trujillo, Victoria Szigedi and husband Alex of North Carolina, Christian Trujillo, Isabella Trujillo, Sascha Trujillo; great-grandchildren: Ethan and Penolope Urioste, Samuel Trujillo, Rosalee Szigedi; and several nieces and nephews.
PRECEDED: Preceding Adolfo in death: his parents, Adolfo U. Trujillo Sr. and Antonia Jimenez Trujillo; sisters: Gloria Quintero, Elise (Shama) Chaves, Tillie ( Matilde) Hidalgo, Ramona Sanchez, Rosie Valverde, Ninfa Crist; and brother, Richard Trujillo.
The family would like to thank Leandra J. Finney CNP staff of Kindred Hospice, Anita Marrujo, and Timothy Arlet for their loving care and support.