Obituary of Leopoldo Trujillo
Leopoldo "Leo" Trujillo, age 74 of Crest Hill, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 with the loving support of his family by his side. He was born on October 27, 1948, in Ruidoso, New Mexico, the beloved son of the late Antonio and Amidita (nee Montoya) Trujillo.
Leo leaves behind his devoted wife of 53 years, Patricia (nee Gray), who stood by his side through thick and thin. Together, they built a life filled with love and cherished memories. Leo was a loving and dedicated father to his three sons, Paul (Deborah), David (Kristin), and Anthony (Yen) Trujillo. He was a pillar of strength and guidance, instilling in them values that will forever shape their lives. Leo also adored his grandsons, Luke and Landen Trujillo, who brought immense joy and laughter to his days.
Leo was one of 14 children, and while he was preceded in death by his siblings Florencio Trujillo and Agnes Haddock, he leaves behind nine surviving siblings. He was a cherished brother and uncle, and his loss will be deeply felt by his extended family, including many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
In his life, Leo had a zest for various activities. He found solace and enjoyment in watching his favorite western shows, which transported him to a bygone era. Leo had a passion for fishing, where he could relax and connect with nature. He had a deep love for travel and embarked on countless road-trips, exploring new places and creating unforgettable memories. Leo's eyes would light up at the sight of vintage cars and antiques, and he delighted in uncovering hidden treasures. His creativity knew no bounds, and he would often find innovative solutions and skillfully build things with his own hands. Leo had a great sense of humor, always ready with a joke or a witty remark that could brighten anyone's day.
Above all, Leo possessed a generous and compassionate nature. He was always there to lend a helping hand, offering his support and guidance to his friends and family whenever they needed it. Leo's sons and grandsons held a special place in his heart, and he treasured the moments spent with them. His love and devotion knew no bounds, and his legacy will live on through the lives he touched.
In honor of Leo's memory, memorial donations may be made to Alliance of Therapy Dogs at https://www.therapydogs.com/alliance-therapy-dogs/.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date to honor and remember Leo's remarkable journey.
For more information or to share a favorite memory or leave a condolence, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredodames.com.
Leo's light may have dimmed, but the memories of his laughter, kindness, and love will forever shine brightly in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.
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