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Joan Trujillo

April 29, 1937 — July 3, 2024

Joan Trujillo, born April 29, 1937 Salt Lake City Utah, passed peacefully into Heaven July 3rd, 2024 Draper Utah. She was raised along with her older sister and younger brother, by her grandparents Horton and Nellie Peck in the Glendale area Poplar Grove neighborhood of Salt Lake City. She attended Edison Elementary School and graduated West High class of 1955.

On a blind date in 1956 she met her one and only love Patrick Trujillo and they soon eloped to Las Vegas to be married. Together they celebrated 64 years in marriage until Pat’s passing in January 2021. Their marriage created a family of seven children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren and their spouses, 16 great grandchildren and their spouses and a great-great grandson. Joan’s treasure was being a wife, a mother and a grandmother. Joan’s favorite thing in life was gathering her family together. Whether it be for simple dinners or for grand family vacations, or for camping and roasting marshmallows around the campfire, or boating and fishing. Flaming Gorge was a favorite place, many happy family memories were shared there. Joan was a giving woman who welcomed all into her home or be included in vacation experiences. Even with a family of seven children you could always find a neighborhood child or two partaking in family activities. Joan was so proud of all of her children and her grandchildren, and she always lovingly told us so. We all feel so blessed that we couldn’t have had a better Mother and Grams.

Joan had a love for decorating her home for all holidays. She was the Christmas lady. Neighbors came from all around to see her beautiful Christmas displays and the multiple trees and Christmas Village that she created every year. She had a love for decorating for every season and she took the time to transform her home as each holiday came, she was doing this right up until her very last days. She loved character socks and especially socks with holiday themes and always brought a smile to others as she shared them.

Joan and Pat always participated in an active social life and hosted many parties in their home, always being a perfect hostess. They participated in the local Little League with their sons, (and daughters as Leaguettes), Pat as a coach, or a manager, and Joan as his support. They were active in the baseball community for years and hosted many baseball barbecues at their home complete with homemade ice-cream, her favorite flavors being green-pineapple or pumpkin. They were members of the Elks Lodge, they played cards (Pinochle) with the same group of friends for 35 years. Joan was a loyal friend and maintained lifelong friendships, she leaves behind her lifelong friend Judy, with whom she became friends when they were five years of age and their friendship continued.

Together with Pat they developed a love for traveling and this became an important part of their life together, taking their first Ocean Cruise “Ship to Shore in ‘74” and continuing to travel to many parts of the world both near and far throughout their life.

Joan is survived by her children; daughter Patricia Calver (John), son Perry Trujillo, son Steven Trujillo, daughter Sheron Walker, daughter Colleen Einerson, daughter Robin Carpenter (Todd), her grandchildren; Shane Trujillo (Shannon), Autumn Trujillo, Jared Trujillo, Emily Lindmar (Jesse), Shannon Allen (Curtis), Angela Trujillo (Mitchell), Cori Mayhew (Sean), Dylan Trujillo, Kristopher Einerson, Cami Einerson (Mickey), Zackary Munger (Ashley), Haley Munger (Scott), 16 great grandchildren and their spouses and 1 great-great grandchild, and many loved nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband Patrick (2021), son Brent Trujillo (2017), grandson Seneca Shaw (2022), daughter in law Jan Trujillo (2023), daughter in law Linda Trujillo (2002), son in law Brett Walker (2013), son in law William Shaw (1978), great granddaughter Lexi Shaw (2002).

Services will be held Tuesday July 16th at Lake Hills Memorial; 10055 S State Street Sandy UT 84070. Viewing 9:30-10:30 am. Chapel Service 10:30-11:30 and Graveside Service to follow at 12:00 noon. A family gathering will follow.

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Daytime Viewing

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary and Cemetery

10055 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary and Cemetery

10055 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary and Cemetery

10055 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

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