OBITUARY: Donald T. Trujillo March 1, 2014


Donald T. Trujillo, 74, of Rio Rancho, N.M. passed away at home Saturday, March 1, 2014 after a long battle with heart disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Josephine (Fresquez) Trujillo, of Colorado; brother, O.B. Trujillo, of Colorado; and sister, Frances Garcia, of Kansas.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pat; sons, Don Jr. (Rhonda), Richard (Ann), Michael (Tammy), Steve (Lisa); daughter, Tracey Alarid (Ralph); 16 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Gene Trujillo, of Colorado; beloved sister-in-law, Margie Hyman (Walt Chapman), of New Mexico.

Donald was former Los Alamos resident and Los Alamos Police Officer. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory after serving as a police officer and sheriff for 22 years. He loved spending time with his family and had a passion for golf and fishing.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, N.M. Inurnment to follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, N.M. To view information or leave a condolence please visit

Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, N.M 87124.