Our loving matriarch Elizabeth (Isabella) A. Trujillo passed peacefully on October 9th, 2018,surrounded by loved ones. She blessed her family and community with 96 years of life. She was born on February 13th, 1922 in Sunnyside, Utah to Ysidro and Jesu Amador. She married Edward A. Trujillo Sr. on February 7th, 1957 in Carbon County, Utah. Liz thrived in her work at Smith’s, making her famous cheese balls, then becoming Magna’s most beloved cashier at Colosimo's. She was an active member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where she pioneered the Cinco De Mayo celebration. Later, she moved to Grantsville, Utah where she attended St. Marguerite’s, thoroughly enjoying Father Ken’s sermons.
Liz’s greatest joys in life were creating memories with her family (especially her grandchildren), usually in the kitchen, cooking her famous Mexican dinners with a cup of coffee and biscotti in hand. Her favorite days were spent shopping for endless hours at Nordstrom, charming the sales staff along the way, followed by joyful lunches out charming everyone she encountered.
Her favorite girls Kacie, Bailey, Gabby, and Rylee always ensured that her outside appearance reflected the precious jewel that Liz was on the inside. In the true spirit of Liz, she loved dancing the night away to Mexican music in one of her many beautiful outfits. The last few years of her life were spent on the Sadler ranch in Grantsville, surrounded by the country beauty. She enjoyed endless hours sitting outside taking in the mountain views and ordering everyone around, including our beloved furry family companion Ginger. Living with Adam and Sandra brought mom’s life great joy and purpose. A special thank you to Liz’s beloved friend and caregiver Kacie Hammond and to all the Harmony Home Health staff that helped take care of our strong, stubborn Liz: Barbara, Jordan, Heather, Susie, Bobby, and Cal.
She is survived by her children; Sherri Bartholomew, Sue (Mike) Walker, Salvador (Dodie) Martinez, Eddie (Rhonda) Trujillo Jr., and Sandra (Adam) Sadler, along with her grandchildren: Karissa, Kordell, Katelynn, Tyler, Isis, Melanie, Sam, Cal, and Lacie and many nieces, nephews, and cousins who lovingly referred to her as Grandma or Aunt Liz. Preceded in death by her parents Ysidro and Jesu Amador, siblings Katie (Doug) McArther, Jeanie (Al) Reifschneider, Salvador and Leo Amador, along with her husband and many beloved family members and friends.
Viewing will be held on October 14th at 6PM, followed by a rosary at 7PM at Saint Marguerite’s Catholic Church, 15 So. 7th St., Tooele, UT. Funeral mass will be held on October 15th at 11:30 AM with a viewing 1 hour prior at the church.
Interment will be held at a later date.
Flowers can be sent to Peel Funeral home in Magna, Utah. Liz enjoyed purple flowers and red roses.
I will love you always and forever; te amo por siempre y para siempre.
I looked in the mirror and what did I see? But a classic lady peering back at me. With bags and sags and wrinkles and auburn hair. And I asked my reflection, how did you get there? You were once straight and vigorous and now you’re refined and chic. When I tried so hard to keep you from becoming an antique.
My reflection’s eyes twinkled, and she replied you’re looking at the gift wrap and not the jewel inside.
A living gem and precious of unimagined worth. Unique and true, the real you, the only you on Earth. The years that spoil your gift wrap with other things more cruel should purify, strengthen, and polish up that jewel.
So focus your attention on the inside, not the out. On being kinder, wiser, more content, and more devout. Then when your gift wrap’s stripped away, your jewel will be set free to radiate God’s glory throughout eternity.