Demetria "Tita" Montoya Trujillo went on to her Heavenly Reward on Monday, May 8, 2023. She was born at home on the family ranch in Los Montoyas, New Mexico in the early fall of 1928 to José Dolores and Demetria (of Ribera, New Mexico) Montoya. On Saturday, October 4, 1947, she married her sweetheart, Adelaido "Lalo" Trujillo. Lalo and Tita were married until his passing in 2008, just months shy of their 61st wedding anniversary. They raised four children, Ricardo Trujllo, Lucille (Wayne) Johnson, Edwin (Gina) Trujillo, and Judy Trujillo Payne. One of six children, she remained the last living sibling. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, and her oldest daughter, Lucille; her husband, Wayne; and their youngest child, Eric Johnson. The Heavens rejoice that all are reunited.
Lalo and Tita raised their family in Albuquerque, New Mexico where they were founding Parishioners of The Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church. She was also a Socia De La Capilla De Nuestro San Antonio in Los Montoyas. Faith and Family were the two cornerstones of her life, and she demonstrated both fearlessly. She adored her grandchildren (11), great-grandchildren (15), and great-great-granddaughters (3).
She is lovingly survived by three children, Ricardo, Edwin, and Judy. Her grandchildren, Amber Trujillo (Steve) McClure, Travis Johnson, Lara Trujillo (Jonathan) Webb, Lisa (Robert) Sanchez, Naomi Payne (Edward) Matthews, Carlos Trujillo, Gabriela Trujillo Williams, Anika Trujillo (Adi) Barretto, Julie Stafford, and Siembra Trujillo (Glynne) Hill. Roxann Riccardi, Kayla and Gabriel Matthews, Anthony, Christian, and Mackenzie Sanchez, Steven (Raeonna) McClure and Harrison (Angelina Arellano) McClure, Dilana Johnson, Jackson and Lila Webb, Ysabel Trujillo and Mikailah Williams, Glynne, Leone, and Myles Hill, Grace McClure, Marlee and Rylee Beatty. Additionally, she is lovingly survived by her daughters-in-law, Paula McIntyre and Mary Adams Trujillo, and the extended Montoya and Trujillo families. She will be remembered as a loving- hardworking mother and grandmother, devotee of St. Anthony and St. Francis, and faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Thursday May 25, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH- Wyoming Blvd. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday May 26, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of The Annunciation Catholic Church, 2321 Vermont NE, Albuquerque, NM. With Monsignor Bennett J. Voorhies as the Celebrant. The burial will immediately follow the mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque. The Pallbearers include, Travis Johnson, Carlos Trujillo, Steven McClure, Ollin Trujillo, Christian Sanchez, and Gabriel Matthews. Special Honorary Pall Bearers, Julie Stafford, Lara Trujillo Webb, Dilayna Johnson, Grace McClure, Marlee and Rylee Beatty (escorted by their mothers).
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to Catholic Charities of New Mexico or The St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Starts at 7:00pm (Mountain time)
FRENCH - Wyoming
Friday, May 26, 2023
Starts at 10:00am (Mountain time)
Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish