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Sarah Trujillo

November 26, 1924 - July 8, 2013
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      To Sarah Trujillo, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, she was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Sarah, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Sarah really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.        Her parents were Christabel and Amelia Montoya. Sarah was raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Even as a child, Sarah had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. She was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. She couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. She was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, she succeeded in entertaining her entire family.       Always a good playmate, Sarah was easygoing and fun loving. She managed to lighten the mood wherever she was, even during family squabbles. She seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Sarah managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Sarah was raised with six siblings. She had six younger siblings; Napoleon, twins,...
      To Sarah Trujillo, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, she was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Sarah, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Sarah really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

       Her parents were Christabel and Amelia Montoya. Sarah was raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Even as a child, Sarah had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. She was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. She couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. She was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, she succeeded in entertaining her entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Sarah was easygoing and fun loving. She managed to lighten the mood wherever she was, even during family squabbles. She seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Sarah managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Sarah was raised with six siblings. She had six younger siblings; Napoleon, twins, Dora and Corine, Ernestine, Christopher and Ralph.

      All of Sarah's playful good humor carried over into her childhood. She was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed her to be constantly on the go. As a result, Sarah experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited her very well. She took part in all sports and was very active. Sarah's memorable achievements included.

      Sarah never actually encountered a stranger in her dealings with people. She was drawn to individuals and crowds, using her gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate her audience. This quality allowed Sarah to continually develop new relationships, ever widening her circle of friends. Sarah delighted in her role among all her acquaintances, because she viewed them all as potential spectators for her performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Sarah was always right at home putting on a show among her friends. Sarah utilized her interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of her best friends were Nina, Lucy and Lizzy. Later in life, she became friends with Christine Martinez. Sarah loved sharing life and having her home filled with people she knew.

      The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Sarah very easy to approach. On August 2, 1947, Sarah exchanged wedding vows with Ramon N. Trujillo at Our Lady of Sorrows of Las Vegas, New Mexico. She tried hard not to impose on her spouse. She was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

      Perhaps the reason Sarah related so well to children was the fact that she never really completely grew up herself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped her in raising her own children. Sarah was blessed with 2 children, two daughters, Charlotte and Marie Cecile. They were also blessed with 2 grandchildren, Sandy and Tina. Sarah had the ability to focus her attention on the present moment. If she was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of her attention was directed. Sarah's compassionate side prevented her from being a strict disciplinarian, and she could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. She could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Sarah had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

      At work, as in life, Sarah was a real “people person.” She had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and her enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Sarah liked to see herself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Sarah was an adaptable realist, using her common sense and trusting her experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Sarah's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around her to see Sarah as an excellent problem solver. Her primary occupation was that of a Domestic Goddess.

      Sarah enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Sarah liked creating and making things. Her favorite pursuits were sewing, arts and crafts. Sarah was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Sarah recognized that her faith was important to her throughout her life. She was a member St Peters the Apostle Catholic Church, since 1952.

      Living life in the fast lane suited Sarah just fine. It is no surprise that she loved to travel and to visit new and different places. She was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. She was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included summer vacations to Las Vegas, New Mexico.

      Sarah passed away on July 8, 2013 at home. Sarah lost her battle with liver cancer. She is survived by her husband, Ramon; daughter, Marie Cecile; granddaughters Sandy and Tina; three great grandchildren; sister, Tina Benavidez and Ralph Montoya. Services were held at Palm Mortuary Henderson. Sarah was laid to rest in Palm Henderson Cemetery.

      Sarah brought joy to all of those around her. She never had a mean bone in her body. She loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. She loved to share her energy, wit, and her zest for all of her activities with her friends and family. Sarah Trujillo lived life to its fullest and made everyone around her happier just for knowing her. She will be remembered with a smile.

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