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Anthony J. Trujillo

January 6, 1950 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Anthony Joseph Trujillo Jr. January 6, 1950 - November 1, 2020

Anthony was born in Denver, Colorado to parents Nellie and Tony Trujillo, Sr. and was a lifetime resident of Brighton, Colorado.  He was one of six siblings.  Anthony lived in the family home where he cared for his parents until their deaths then moved to Thornton where he resided until the time of his death.

Anthony loved to sing.  He started singing at an early age in church where he was also an altar boy and later as a member of the Denver Gay Man’s Chorus.  He also loved traveling with is parents and enjoyed many trips camping, visiting different parts of the United States and Mexico.

As a young man Anthony loved practicing his future career on his four sisters: cosmetology.  After receiving his professional license in cosmetology, he worked in several salons including his own which he sold in the late 1990’s.  He continued to practice his craft after retiring and practiced until just a few months prior to his death.  He served many of his clients for more than 20 years. 

Anthony loved gardening and he and his mother had one of the most beautiful yards in Brighton.  It was a yard filled with flower gardens and trees.  Many called it a mini park in the middle of North 8th Ave.  He also loved decorating this yard and his home with lights during his favorite holidays Halloween and Christmas. Each year he and his cousin, who lived across the street, would have a contest whose house would be most decorated.  The tradition soon spread to the entire 200 block of North 8th. 

Anthony enjoyed life to the fullest.  He was always the life of the party and his family enjoyed many memories of him at family affairs and gatherings.  His nieces and nephews adored him and always looked forward to seeing him often requesting he sing at their weddings and children’s events. His quick wit and humor kept everyone laughing.  His infectious smile made him a people magnet, his heart was bigger than life and the joy he gave to all who knew him will be remembered for years to come. He lived his life as a celebration and would want us to celebrate with him now and always.

Anthony is survived by his siblings, Teri Sanchez, Julie Trujillo, Chris Trujillo, Carol (Mike) Garcia, brother in law Jim DeBelle, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and many friends and acquaintances whose lives he touched along the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents Nellie and Tony Trujillo Sr. and his sister Viola DeBelle whose birthday would have been November 1st.

There will be no scheduled services at this time.  The family has opted to hold a private ceremony after this pandemic has subsided.  There was cremation. 

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