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Joseph “Leroy” Trujillo, also known as “Chief Tell A Lie,” of Littleton, formerly of Milliken, went home to be with our Lord on Oct. 14, 2013. He was 70.

Mr. Trujillo was born Sept. 30, 1943, in Greeley, to Louis and Doris Trujillo.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Mattie; sons, Donavan, and Desmond and his wife Luann; and three grandchildren, Deven, Desi, and Destiny; his parents, Louis and Doris Trujillo of Greeley; his siblings, Danny, Priscilla, Terri, Andrew, and Gerri, all of Greeley, Bill of Milliken, Darlene of Johnstown, and Mark of Evans, and their respective spouses; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Trujillo was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia and Louise.

Mr. Trujillo was a faithful servant to the Lord for most of his life. He gave more than 35 years as a Commander of the Royal Rangers, Central Latin District. Throughout the years, he ministered to many boys and young men at their annual Pow Wow. He helped lead these boys to the Lord and helped teach them to be Christian men. He was a passionate man about his service to his church. He was a wonderful family man and loved to fellowship with his lifelong friends.

Growing up, Leroy was an athlete in high school, playing baseball, basketball, and football, all of which he lettered in. He remained an avid sports fan throughout his life. You could always see him in his easy chair with “The Game” on: golf, basketball, baseball, college and professional football. He spent his last day on earth enjoying a Denver Broncos victory!

Mr. Trujillo loved the outdoors and summers spent at the Pow Wows camping with The Royal Rangers. He was an active member of Healing Waters Family Center as an usher, deacon, board member, and most recently as a Sunday school teacher.

He was a hard worker and good provider, with many jobs during his lifetime. He was kind to everyone he encountered and had an amazing sense of humor.

He will be remembered by all, as he left a part of himself in each of our hearts.

Visitation took place Sunday at Horan & McConaty in Aurora.

A memorial service is to be announced.

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