Nancy L. Trujillo
Born on January 26, 1951 in Toas NM to Ezekiel and Sophia Torres. Nancy was the third sibling of 4, the only girl with 3 brothers, Herman, Mike, and Leroy. But she grew up knowing her Uncle Jake and Aunt Josie as a brother and sister as well. She often shared stories of their growing up in Arroyo Seco with such great detail, you could picture everything as if you had been there yourself.
In her teen years the family moved to Albuquerque NM where she graduated from Albuquerque High in 1969 before moving back to Taos in her early 20s. It was there that Nancy had an encounter with Jesus Christ that changed her life forever, she became very involved in the things of God and would often travel to Colorado Springs to visit her uncle Jakes church and it was on one of these trips that she saw a young man who would end up being the love of her life. Nancy and Larry met in May of 1978 and married two months later on July 29. They were happily married for 40 years almost to the date until Larry passed away in 2018. Together they raised their two children, Julian and Denece. She was proud of her children and their accomplishments in life. Being a grandmother was one of the greatest joys of her life. She loved sharing stories and showing pictures of all her babies.
Her faith in Christ was the most important thing to her and she loved to share it with others, and every night she prayed for literally everybody that she had ever met. From the time that she first became a Christian until now she served in whatever church she attended. For the last 18 years it was at Rock City Church International, which went beyond just being a church to being her family and major support system. Her hospitality reached young and old alike. The joy of the Lord was truly her strength.
She was Mama Nancy to everybody who knew her, she won their hearts with her loving spirit, her warmth and wonderful humor. From the friends of her children, to her coworkers, church family to neighbors she was there to lend a listening ear, give sound advice, offer a hug or tell a funny story. She was known to break out in song and dance at any given time, bringing joy to those around her. She was a gentle woman with a giant spirit.
She is preceded in death by her father Ezekiel Torres and her husband, Larry Trujillo. She is survived by her mother, Sophia Muller, her son Julian (Sue) and daughter Denece. Her grandsons Justin (Jennie), Rocco and Jacob, great grandsons, Noah, Levi and Silas and honorary granddaughter Adriana. Her brothers Herman, Michael, and Leroy (Mili), her two aunts Josie and Flora. She will be greatly missed by all.