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 Laura L <I>Trujillo</I> Candelaria

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Laura L Trujillo Candelaria

  • Birth 8 Oct 1938 Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA
  • Death 26 Apr 2011 Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 89598912

Laura L. Candelaria was born in Monte Vista, Colorado on October 8, 1938. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM, she went home to Jesus on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the age of 72. Laura was the youngest of 13 children born to the late Marcelino M. and Amalia Trujillo. Laura was an active member of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Her greatest love was her immediate family and her companion. Laura graduated from Valley High School, attended some law classes at the University of New Mexico, and retired with over 39 years of service with the Federal government. Laura's latest employment of 30 years was with the United States District Court, where she served as a Courtroom Deputy to the late Honorable Howard C. Bratton. Later she was assigned to assist as a Courtroom Deputy to Federal Judges in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces and throughout the country until her retirement in December of 2004. Laura was preceded in death by her sisters, Mela Barela, Mary Lou Martinez, Carmen Romero, Helen Martinez and Eleanor Flores; her brothers, Fernando Trujillo and Joe Trujillo; her special nieces, Betty Ann Montoya and Yolanda Martinez Omari. Laura is survived by her two sons, Michael Candelaria of Albuquerque and John Candelaria and his wife, Meachell of Dallas, TX; her grandson, Matthew and his wife, Amelia; great-grandson, Dominic Candelaria; her granddaughters, Alexandria Candelaria of Seattle, WA, Miche and Giavanna Candelaria of Dallas, TX and her life-time companion, Jose A. Madrid. Laura's surviving siblings are Antonia "Toni" Martinez of Belen, NM, Mose Trujillo of Denver, CO, Mary Ann Teachworth of San Diego, CA, Ted Trujillo of Albuquerque, Velma Sorrows of Little Rock, AR; her special nieces, Martha Driggers, Jeanette Baca and Loretta Gonzales; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces; great-nephews and special friends who loved and will miss her. Memorial Services will be held at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, on Monday, May 2, 2011. A Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm. A reception will take place at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Hall from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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  • Created by: P Barela
  • Added: 5 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89598912
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laura L Trujillo Candelaria (8 Oct 1938–26 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89598912, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by P Barela (contributor 46573401) .