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 Maria Dorila “Dora” <I>Trujillo</I> Gallegos

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Maria Dorila “Dora” Trujillo Gallegos

  • Birth 26 Apr 1923 LaMadera, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 2014
  • Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
  • Plot 3-907
  • Memorial ID 127365706

Maria Dorila "Dora", a native and life-long resident of La Madera, was predeceased by her parents Julian Trujillo and Simonita Herrera; infant son John; brothers: Manuel Trujillo of Red Cliff, Colorado and Epiemenio Trujillo of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister Emiliana Gallegos of West Jordan, Utah.

Dora was survived by her children: Maxine Torres (James Charles) of White Rock, Eileen Trujillo (Eppie) of Los Alamos, Ubaldo Gallegos (Cindy) of Española, and Rick Gallegos (Felicia); grandchildren: Joy Torres (Dave), Carlo Torres (Diana), Jonathan Gallegos, Janice Dean (Dave), Jude, and Julian Gallegos; four great-grandchildren: Ramon, Joshua, Sonya and Mikayla; brother Julian Trujillo (wife Aggie) from Vallejo, California; sisters-in-law: Gregorita Gallegos, Vangie Gallegos, Eloisa Rodriguez, Augustina Ortega, and Grace Martinez; special life-long friendships in the community and many nieces and nephews from the Gallegos/Trujillo/Ortega family.

After tragically losing her father at age 16, Dora left to Ogden, Utah to help support her mother and younger brother at home on the ranch. She was part of the civilian and military personnel work force during the peak of war time employment on efforts during WWII at Hill AFB sewing parachutes. She came home to marry Ubaldo F. Gallegos. Together they owned and operated the La Madera Bar and Package Liquors up until Ubaldo's death in 1979. Later in life she married Albert Trujillo and enjoyed many happy years until his passing in 1997. Her marriage to Albert christened her as "Tia Dora" to the Ortega family from La Madera. It was also during this time she was employed in the Foster Grandparent Program at Mesa Vista Elementary in Ojo Caliente which she enjoyed very much and continued doing this past her 80th birthday. She loved baking her bread, biscochitos, and tortillas. Most importantly was the vast network of friends and neighbors in La Madera, without whom she would not have lived a full, happy life. They cared for her with food, gave her rides to and from church, carpooled to Mesa Vista on her "teaching" job, took her to the clinic in Ojo and El Rito, cleared her driveway, checked her mail, fed her cats, shared meals, occasionally played bingo, and checked in on her on a daily basis.

Public visitation and Rosary were on 7 April 2014 in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian burial was on 8 April 2014 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial followed in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers: Carlo Torres, Joy Torres, Jonathan Gallegos, Janice Dean, Jude Gallegos and Julian Gallegos.


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  • Created by: truchasnm
  • Added: 3 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127365706
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Dorila “Dora” Trujillo Gallegos (26 Apr 1923–31 Mar 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127365706, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .