- December 10, 1979 - April 21, 2012
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
of Elena's Passing
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“April 21, 2013Elena, Still loved, Never Forgotten Shadows Have Fallen and I've run out of Breath.KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART FOR AWHILEThough I've left...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: A.J.C.Westwood - Albuquerque, NM
“I'm told that 7 billion people live on Earth. Very few are as special, or as wonderful as Elena Trujillo was - and still is. I adored Elena the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Abigail J.C. Westwood - NM
“Elena..thnx for being my friend..a constant bright light..in..what can be a dim existance at time..an everlasting legacy of courage and ALL THAT IS...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff moore - Phoenix, AZ - Friend
“You will be missed girl. Your no longer in pain but sent free to your loved ones. You eill be our guardian angel. Love you!
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jan Bia - Tucson, AZ - friend
“Elena,We only met a couple of times and what a sweet person you were, we lost a Angel and may God Bless your Family you leave behind,we will all meet...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Bernadine Herrera May,Keith,Gwen,Jeremy May - NM
“My deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Elena is finally at peace and I know my life has been richer for knowing th...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Moore - Albuquerque, NM
“Elena was actually my first love. We met in High School, and were pretty close. I remember the times when we would talk on the phone until around one...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: David Chokie - Bloomfield, NM
“I remember when I moved to Aztec in 1992 and you were my first friend in Juior High. We stuck with each other till the end. We would continue to stay...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Evans - Farmington, NM
“Gone Too SoonElena, we love you! You will always remain special in our hearts. We are saddened of your passing and regret you and your family had...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Daniel, Elena, and Rachel Gallegos - NM
“My fondest memories of you, Elena, were of us in high school. It was always a great friendship and even though we had disagreements, and we would...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Daniel Candelaria - Rio Rancho, NM
“Elena, we met only a few times. You & Aidan joined Brendan & his friend, and Abi and me at the 2011 NM Jazz Festival and had a wonderful time. You...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Westwood - Albuquerque, NM
“You will be dearly missed, Elena. I am grateful that you and Aidan found true love, friendship, and happiness within each other. You made Aidan a...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Darla Bentzen - Albuquerque, NM
“My memory is that night we had that talk. The one about how one day I would leave for Austin, and how we were going to continue beyond that. You...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Aidan Turowski - Husband
“I met Elena my Freshman year at Sandia. She was a Junior. We became friends pretty quickly. My most memorable times with Elena was when we used to...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Heather MacGregor - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
“On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences.
15 of 15 | Posted by: Shelia Hocker - Albuquerque, NM
TRUJILLO-TUROWSKI - Elena Louise Trujillo-Turowski was received into the arms of the angels on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the age of 32. She fought a long and courageous battle with cervical cancer .
Elena was born December 10, 1979 in Farmington, NM to Maria and Herman Trujillo. She attended Aztec schools and graduated from Sandia High School. She was nominated and chosen for Who's Who of American High School Students three years in a row. After graduating from high school in 1998, she attended Highlands University.
Elena loved animals and was passionate about cooking. At the time of her passing, she was employed at Sitel. She lived loud, she loved hard, always had a smile on her face, and left us all too soon.
Waiting to greet her with open arms were her grandparents, Frances and Al Trujillo; great-grandmother, Julianita Trujillo; grandmother, Ivy Turner and great-grandmother, Beatrice Minium; her cousin, Tama Herrera; special friends including Phillip Sena and Danny Brown; and her beloved animals, Snoopy Sam, Indico, Sheba, Tina and Wolf were also there to greet her as well. She is survived by her soulmate and love of her life, Aidan Turowski; her father, Herman Trujillo; her mother, Maria Chandler; brother, Hollis Turner; step-parents, Kenny Turner and Nancy Rhien; her maternal grandparents, Ben and Claire Di Francesco; as well as Aidan's parents, David Turowski and Abigail Westwood and his brother, Brendan. She is also survived by numerous special aunts, uncles, cousins, and her beloved cats, Puddy and Pandi.
A Rosary will be recited Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at French - Wyoming Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Tennessee and Lomas, Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. There will be a potluck reception following the services at French - Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
Honoring Elena's request, she would like everyone to wear teal, the color representing cervical cancer .