Corp Arturo Esquipula Trujillo

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Corp Arturo Esquipula Trujillo

  • Birth 14 Jan 1926 Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
  • Death 8 Apr 2011 Arizona, USA
  • Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
  • Plot 3-984
  • Memorial ID 68239073

Arturo Esquipula, formerly of Española, 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, Española 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 Española 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 Española Public Schools. He later retired as the City of Española's Field Superintendent. He was honored by being graduated with the Española 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 Española. Burial followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to El Santuario de Chimayo.


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  • Created by: truchasnm
  • Added: 11 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68239073
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Arturo Esquipula Trujillo (14 Jan 1926–8 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68239073, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .