|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1926|
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2011|
Arturo Esquipula, formerly of Espaņola, passed away in Arizona where he had retired. He was predeceased by his wife, Susie Vigil (D.1979); son Dennis Lee (D.1980); parents Esquipula DeAguero "E.D." Trujillo and Romanita M. Trujillo, founders of the Chimayo Trading Post; father and mother-in-law Jose Abran Vigil and Ramoncita Sena Vigil; brothers Jerry Trujillo (Eloisa Garcia), Elias Trujillo (Sally Garcia), Ismael Trujillo (Elisa Borrego); sisters, Rosenda Trujillo (Dr. George Segura) and Alicia Trujillo (Pete Serna); brothers-in-law Nicholas Vigil (Mary Trujillo), Isidore Vigil (Rose Rivera), Epimenio Vigil and Arsenio Vigil (Elena Gonzales); sisters-in-law Celina Vigil (Tony Roybal), Mela Vigil (Jim Hight), Rosalda Vigil, Eluteria Vigil (Lee Trujillo) and Ascencion Vigil (Augustine Lujan).
Arturo was survived by his daughter Roberta Diaz; son Patrick; granddaughters Suzana and Andrea Diaz; grandson Marco Llanos; brothers Leopoldo Trujillo and Floyd Trujillo (Lucille Borrego); sister Cleo Trujillo (Louie Peralta); brothers and sisters-in-law Ernesto Vigil (Dolores), Lee Trujillo (Eluteria), Theresa Morowski (Ed), Virginia Allee (James), Cleotilde Birrer (George) and Agnes Trujillo (Isamael) and numerous nephews, nieces and many other relatives and friends in Chimayo, Espaņola and northern New Mexico.
During World War II, at the age of 17, Arturo enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and participated in the invasion of Okinawa and the later occupation of China. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.
Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps, Arturo returned to Espaņola and operated the Chimayo Trading Post along with his mother, Romanita M. Trujillo. He subsequently worked for the State of New Mexico and as the Transportation Director for the Espaņola Public Schools. He later retired as the City of Espaņola's Field Superintendent. He was honored by being graduated with the Espaņola Valley High School Class of 2010.
Cremation took place. Public visitation and Rosary were held April 17, 2011 in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial mass was on April 18, 2011 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Espaņola. Burial followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to El Santuario de Chimayo.
Esquipula DeAguero Trujillo (1893 - 1972)
Romanita Ortega Martinez Trujillo (1894 - 1956)
Susie Vigil Trujillo (1923 - 1979)
Dennis Lee Trujillo (1958 - 1980)*
Alicia Trujillo Serna (____ - 2010)*
Arturo Esquipula Trujillo (1926 - 2011)
CPL US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Apr 11, 2011
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