Leopoldo O. Trujillo: 1920 -- 2005


Hayden resident Leopoldo "Leo" O. Trujillo died Nov. 13, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 85.

Leo was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Cleveland, N.M., to Juan Pablo and Matilda Trujillo. He was raised and attended school in Cleveland.

Leo married Enriqueta Branch on July 4, 1943, in Mora, N.M. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Colorado, living for a short time in Azure and Parshall before moving to Hayden in 1948.

Leo worked as a section hand on the railroad for many years and later as a truck driver. He retired from the railroad after 40 years of service.

Leo enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the guitar and harmonica, and was an avid Broncos fan. He also was a bronc rider and broke horses. He had a way with animals and was known to be able to hug the deer outside his home.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Fidencia and Fedilina; his brother, Charles; and his son, Larry.

He is survived by his wife, Enriqueta Trujillo, of Hayden; his daughter, Precilla, and her husband Mike Isenbarger of Hayden; his son, Lee, and his wife Cathy Trujillo of Houston; his daughter-in-law Janet Trujillo of Fort Worth, Texas; his grandchildren, Shane and his wife Peggy Isenbarger of Craig, Melissa Jane and her husband Dave Edmisson of Pueblo West, Justin Trujillo of Fort Worth, Texas, Katy Trujillo of Fort Worth, Texas, Tana DeShayes, of Houston, Lori and her husband Casey Lewis of Casa Grande, Ariz., Alyssa and her husband Michael O'Brien of Houston, and Brandon McDaniel of Houston; and his great-grandchildren, Nicole Marie, Matthew, Aiden and Laynie.

A funeral was held Nov. 18, 2005, at the Hayden Congregational Church, with Pastor Janet Babish officiating. Interment followed at the Hayden Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.


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