A rosary is scheduled for 7 P.M., Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Ballard Chapel for Juanita Trujillo, 91, who went to be with her Savior peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the family home on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Roswell. Funeral mass is scheduled for 1:30 P.M., Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Charlie Martinez presiding. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Juanita was born April 14, 1922 in Lincoln, NM to Juan B. Zamora and Susana Gonzales Zamora. She married Pete C. Trujillo on April 20, 1938; he preceded her in death in 1980. Juanita is also preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law (whom was loved as a daughter) Mary Helen Trujillo and son-in-law Orlando L. Sanchez; grandchildren Lawrence A. Perlingos, George A. Perlingos, Orlando M. Trujillo, and Lisa Rene Trujillo; her sisters Aramita Romero, Eufrasia Garcia and Lorre Farmer.
Those left to cherish her memories are her sons Gilbert Z. Trujillo and companion Jo Ann Archuleta of Roswell, Joe Romero of Roswell and Henry Trujillo and wife Margaret of Roswell; daughters Doris R. Lucero and husband Joe and Terri M. Trujillo all of Roswell; grandchildren Veronica Williams, Peter Paul Trujillo, David E. Perlingos and wife Lorilei, Tanya M. Herrera and husband Andy, Yolanda M. Coronado and husband Hector, Carmen E. Loya, Ramon T. Loya Jr. and wife Brandy and Rachel M. Loya; great grandchildren Brandon Williams and wife Brittany, Acacia Bravo, Joshua Williams and wife Jeannette, Marissa Coronado, Caleb Perlingos, Leticia Coronado, Valerie Coronado, Hector Coronado Jr., Nikki Coronado, Natalie Herrera, Ava Herrera, Teyah Herrera, Vanessa Gutierrez, Karina Acosta, Ciprianna Cobos, Elexis Loya, Anissa Loya, Elianna Loya, Karisma Acosta, Yazmine Saenz and husband Chris, Oscar Loya Jr. and Jason Ortega and wife Wanda and Abby Acosta; great-great grandchildren Kylea Bravo, Kyle Bravo, Zack Williams, Zayden Williams, Alysandra Williams and Cassius Perlingos. Also surviving her is her special pet dog Angel and her special friend and nurse from Gentiva Hospice, Frances Olivas and Tim Arlet also from Gentiva Hospice.
Grandma Johnnie showed her love in many ways. She always asked if she could make some food, never wanting anyone to be hungry. Her grandchildren as well as others can remember her hot toddies and porridge that she would make. We would all go to school being blessed and with Jergens face crème shining up our faces. She instilled the true meaning of loving and believing in God and taught us how to put God first and family second and be loyal to one another. She never let us go without blessing us. Grandma was the Queen of our family and will be missed very much.
Those serving as pallbearers are Brandon Williams, Josh Williams, Hector Coronado, Caleb Perlingos, Ramon T. Loya and Robert Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Ortega, Elfego Lucero Jr., David Perlingos, Joe Lucero, Romelio Garcia, Andy Herrera and Jerry Romero.
Special thanks to our sister Mary “Terry” for taking such great care of our mom. We appreciate and love you so much. May God bless you. Also special thanks to Pastor Troy Smotherman and also Pastor Savino Sanchez.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
One of these days, I’ll be going home,
one of these days, before too long.
I’ll hear the great trumpet sound,
I’ll see the Lord, with thousands of angels around.
Then heaven is where my soul will receive care,
where never is heard an unkind word,
where I will lay down with peace all around.
Nothing but grace will be at that beautiful place.
Heaven, my sweet heaven, is where I long to belong,
Heaven, my beautiful heaven, my home sweet home.
After I’ve been there, one million years,
I’ll still be as an unborn babe, who has no fears.
I’ll know every angel, and call them all by name,
I’ll walk with my Lord, who will always reign.
I know I’m selfish, but I just want to go home,
to my beautiful heaven, where I long to belong.