Maria Lucia Trujillo
Maria Lucia “Lucy” Trujillo, 90, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023, surrounded by family who loved her beyond measure.
Lucy is survived by her adoring husband of 70 years, Candelario “Lalo” Trujillo; son, Eric Trujillo; daughters, Yvette Trujillo Rose and Denise Trujillo; daughter-in-law, Margaret Trujillo; son-in-law, Robert Rose; and son-in-law, Gerard Lederer.
Lucy was devoted to her grandchildren, who loved her in kind, David Rose, Michelle Rose, Daniel Rose, Isabella Trujillo-Lederer, Johanna Trujillo, Gabriel Trujillo-Lederer, Lucia Trujillo, Josie Trujillo-Lederer, Karolle Rabarison and Dana Rose; and great-grandchildren, Sadie Rose and Solomon Rose. Lucy is also survived by sisters, Lourdes Sanchez and Martha Darrell.
She is predeceased by parents, Jesus Chavez and Josefita Chavez; and brothers, Amado Chavez and Ricardo Chavez.
Lucy (nee’ Chavez) was born in Placitas, N.M., and raised in Belen. After completing her education, she married Lalo, her middle-school sweetheart. Together, they traveled the world, moving to Chevy Chase, Maryland, Geneva, Switzerland, and Manila, the Philippines.
While living in the Philippines, Lucy began studies in traditional Chinese brush painting. Her teacher, a master in the technique, recognized her talent and encouraged her to develop her gift. Her home is filled with her artwork and memorabilia from travels throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Lucy was multi-talented; she could do anything she put her mind to. She loved to dance, play tennis and instigate practical jokes, but most of all, she loved the company of her family. She delighted in hosting holiday and birthday celebrations where friends were always welcomed, thereby becoming honorary mother and grandmother to so many.
She inspired us with her courage and sense of adventure. She had faith in those whom she loved and made us believe that there wasn’t anything we couldn’t accomplish. We are all better people for having known her.
We will forever miss her wit, her radiant smile, her generous heart and, most of all, her loving embrace.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Belen, stmarysbelen.com.
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