Oct. 11, 1921 Canjilon Rio Arriba County New Mexico, USA
Aug. 28, 2011 Santa Fe Santa Fe County New Mexico, USA
Clorinda "Ella", a native of Canjilon and a resident of Santa Fe, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Cristobal and Ascencion Martinez; husband Lucas Trujillo; son David; daughter Elsie Salazar (Waldo); brothers Willie, Clyde, Juan Estevan; and sisters, Mabel Velasquez and Cordelia Williams and sons-in-law, Paul Garcia and Eloy Baros.
Ella was survived by her son, Jose "Pancho" Trujillo (Viola); daughters, Patricia Garcia, Rosalie Baros, Amelia Martinez, and Lucy Whitchurch (Jim); sisters, Olojia Abeyta, Ramona Atencio, Magdalena Chavez and Bonnie Borrego; sister-in-law, Teresita Dickerson; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Ella "Grandma Bingo" lived a complete and rewarding life having relocated to her home in Santa Fe from her upbringing in Canjilon. She was a devoted Catholic and member of the parish of the Cathedral of St. Francis de Asisi. She was an intelligent, hardworking business-woman taking on many occupations throughout her life. She was constantly "on-the-go" and stayed involved in the activities and gatherings of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her entire family and friends.
Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe, interment to follow at Rosario Cemetery. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Lucas Trujillo and Ruben Salazar, Vincent Leal, Kenny Trujillo, Justin Gonzales and Brandon Montoya. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren Veronica, Carmella, Albert, Beverly, Joyce, Renee, Selena, Gabriella, Katrina, Denise, Annette, Rebecca, Maggie, Samantha, and Kelly.