April Christine Trujillo, Age :51

Nov 07,1967---Mar 05,2019

April Christine Trujillo 51, a resident of San Juan/Espanola passed away in Albuquerque on March 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She was proceeded in death by her mother Annabelle Miera, grandparents Lugarda and Juan Miera, sister Joyce Fresquez, nephew Nicholas Fresquez, her Aunt JoAnn whom she cared for, father-in-law Leonard “Slugger” Trujillo, brother-in-law Ivan Atencio.

April was truly “one of a kind”. She was everyone’s listening ear and was a shoulder to cry on for all.  Her gentle pure heart and beautiful soul made her special and unique to everyone. Words cannot explain the grief left behind by her loss.

Survived by her is husband Kelly Trujillo & their beloved dog Ava, sister Amanda Pacheco children Jaylend, Benji & Owen, nephew Leroy Fresquez (Stacey) children Ian, Hailey & David.  Cousins she “CALLED SISTERS” Polly Arzola children Brittany (Amarii) & Ryan, Priscilla Garcia (Pete) child JoJo, Peggy Esquibel (Kevin) children Destiny (who was very special to her) and Leah. Uncle Horace and Aunt Pablita Esquibel (mother and father figure), Lourdes Apodaca (Tom), Joe G. Martinez (whom she called dad).

Mother-in-law Terry Atencio, Sister-in-law Brenda (Kateri) Atencio, & Stephanie Trujillo, brother-in-law Glenn (Savannah), Leonard Jr., Scott, Joseph (Aisha) Trujillo.

Special cousins Debbie (Martin) Dixon, David Martinez, Myra Vigil, Janet (Steve) Trujillo. Honorary pallbearers, her loving CYFD family and her God-children Everett Martinez, Christopher Arietta, Ryan Arzola, Katrina Aragon and countless lifelong friends that were there to the end to many to mention you know who you are.  The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 starting at 9:00 AM with the Funeral Mass to follow at 9:30 AM at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, 185 Popay Ave. Ohkay Owingeh, NM.  Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Reception will take place at the San Juan Bautista Parish Hall.

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150

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Connie Romero Mar 08 ,2019

Friend/classmate ,Cordova ,New Mexico

My thoughts and prayers go out to April's family and friends. Rest in Peace my friend

Peggy Ulibarri Mar 08 ,2019

Friend ,Hernandez ,New Mexico

My condolences to the family. April was so special and I am going to miss her so very much. May God bless her and her loved one.

Kara Mar 08 ,2019

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

My sincere condolences to April's beloved husband, sisters,and family. May God lay his hand on all of as you are in need of it. Continue to stay strong. My prayers are with all of you.

Linette & Pam Mar 08 ,2019

Family ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Our beloved April. Heaven is a better place with you there. You will be missed so very much. We know that you were an angel sent to make the world a better place. You were always there to help anybody in need. We were blessed to have you in our lives. You will always be in our prayers and hearts. We love And will miss you forever.

Beatriz Bea Martinez Mar 09 ,2019

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I'm so sorry for the loss April was a good person. Tyler n Jordann send their condolences also.

Josie Rendon Mar 09 ,2019

Friend ,Velarde ,New Mexico

To all of April’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s still unbelievable that she’s gone. I’m so grateful that I was put in her path and become a friends with her. I remember when we worked together at Casa Mesita, all the girls loved when she was on shift. I’m going to miss not seeing her at the family gatherings. I’m sure she’s so happy to be reunited with her mom, Joyce, Niko and all of the family who have gone before us. She’s got her wings, and I know one day, We will all be reunited again ♥️! RIP my beautiful friend 🙏🏻💜🙏🏻

Eva Martinez Mar 10 ,2019

Friend ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during such a difficult time. Sorry about your loss. Rest In Peace April.

Eva Martinez Mar 14 ,2019

Friend ,Espanola ,New Mexico

Our prayer and thoughts are with you all at such a difficult time. RIP April - you will forever be missed and your fun laughter and memories will be in everyone's hearts forever. Sincerely, Eva, Deryl, Ray, Noaa, Yolanda

DT Mar 16 ,2019

Many condolences to the family. May fond memories carry you through this difficult time and let the resurrection hope of Acts 24:15 bring you comfort

Jeanette War Apr 22 ,2019

Friend ,Española ,New Mexico

Kelly our prayers and thoughts are with you. May she rest in peace. From The War Family.

La Verne Roller May 19 ,2019

Close friend grew up together ,Espanola ,New Mexico

My condolences go out to Kelly and families and relatives. I just heard of April’s passing and I am lost for words. April was an amazing friend, kind and giving to all. I often thought of April and hoping she is doing well. I will keep remembering all that me and April did together growing up. I know that we didn’t stay in touch but I saw April in the Española Valley. Even though we were close, we all tend to grow apart, but April will not be forgotten. I love you April.