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 Violet Rose <I>Gruneich</I> Trujillo

Violet Rose Gruneich Trujillo

Birth
Dickey County, North Dakota, USA
Death 4 Sep 2011 (aged 81)
Chimayo, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Family
Memorial ID 140270599 · View Source
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Violet Rose Gruneich was born March 18, 1930 on the family farm in Dickey County, southeast of Kulm, ND. She was the 4th child of Gottlieb and Mary (Schlenker) Gruneich. The Gruneich family centered their life around their faith in God and were active in Salem Evangelical Church south of Kulm, and later Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church (UMC) when they moved into Kulm.

She and her parents moved to Jamestown, ND in 1942 where she graduated from high school. She became a registered nurse and worked in Jamestown at the Crippled Children's School, then at Westmar College, where she served as campus nurse while earning her bachelor's degree in psychology. In the late 1950's, she moved to Espanola, NM to become a missionary nurse at the Espanola Hospital. She worked at the hospital for nearly 40 years. It was in Espanola she met and later married Benjamin Trujillo.

Ben died May 26, 2008. Violet is survived by their children, two sons and one daughter; 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sept. 13, 2011 at El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church in Chimayo.


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  • Created by: Margo Erick
  • Added: 20 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140270599
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Violet Rose Gruneich Trujillo (18 Mar 1930–4 Sep 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140270599, ; Maintained by Margo Erick (contributor 48563438) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Family.