Irene TrujilloSeptember 29, 1928 ~ April 23, 2018 (age 89)
Irene Marie Trujillo
1928 – 2018
Irene Marie Trujillo, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was welcomed into Heaven on April 23, 2018 at the age of 89. Her devoted family and Catholic faith gave her peace when her health declined.
She was born on Sept. 29, 1928 in Sarcillo, Colorado, to Sam and Emily Montoya. Irene had five brothers and five sisters. She graduated from Primero High School and attended Trinidad Junior College. She met her loving husband, Max Trujillo, in 1947 and they married a year later. In 1949, they had their first of five children and moved to Colorado Springs.
"She was a great mother and a good cook," said Max, her husband of 69 years, who rarely left her side. In her final months, Irene was constantly surrounded by the large, loving family she nurtured. We will miss her kind soul, passion for Christ and community and the way she lit up with joy in the presence of her great grandchildren.
She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Parish for 20 years and St. Joseph Catholic Church for more than 30 years. Irene was an active participant in her church’s St. Jude Circle and Ladies Guild, a Cub Scouts' den mother and a dedicated member of the "Rosary Ladies" for many years. She took a lot of pride in her job at the Red Lion Hotel gift shop. Her hobbies included cake decorating, floral arranging and other crafts.
She is survived by her husband Max and their five children: David Trujillo and his wife, Patricia, of Spring, Texas; and Rudy Trujillo and his wife, JoAnne; Diana Sanchez and her husband, Christopher; Roxanne Stiles and her husband, Robert; and Candace Ohlsen and her husband, Timothy, all residing in Colorado Springs. She has 11 surviving grandchildren: Michael, Max, Gina, Erin, Emilio, Mark, Isaac, Samantha, Mallory, Andrea and Roxanna. And 14 great grandchildren: Reyna, Alaina, Grayson, Stella, Taylor, Anthony, Hannah, Izaiah, Samuel, Lyla, Leo, Trinity, Max Jr. and Valentine. She is survived by her sister Elva Lucero, brother George Montoya and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The whole family would like to thank Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, for taking care of our loved one. Please feel free to make donations in Irene's name to this important cause, so that others may benefit from end of life care.
Services will take place on Friday, April 27 beginning with a rosary at 9:30 a.m. and mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 South Corona Ave., Colorado, Springs, CO 80905. A reception will follow at the Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
“Goodnight Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams.”