August 23, 1938 ~ June 21, 2020

Born in: Littleton, Colorado
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

Philip “Phil” Trujillo passed away on June 21, 2020 at his home in Littleton, Colorado. He was born in Littleton on August 23, 1938 as the youngest of 15 siblings.

He served in the United States Marine Corps for 3 years and then returned home where he owned his painting business for 50+ years. He enjoyed gardening, reading, and loved spending time with his family and friends. He liked riding horses and working at the Centennial Race Track and he was recognized as an honorary member of the parachute team (Wings of Blue) at the United States Air Force Academy.

He is preceded in death by his father Juan Trujillo, mother Rosita Trujillo, and son Lieutenant Michael Andrew Trujillo, USAF. He is survived by his wife Patricia Trujillo, daughter Jacquelyn Petersen, son-in-law David Petersen, and grandkids Mitchell, Karin, Andrew Petersen and his fiance, Avery Gil. He was loved by many and will be missed greatly.

In lieu of flowers donate to break-bread.org which serves the Littleton community in Phil’s memory.

Please share condolences and memories with Phil’s family by signing the guestbook below.

Services

Visitation: June 27, 2020 9:15 am

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122


Funeral Service: June 27, 2020 10:00 am

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122


Graveside Service: June 27, 2020 12:00 pm

Littleton Cemetery
6155 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120


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  1. Dear Pat and family
    We cherish the many good memories spent with the Trujillo Clan. Phil was a good neighbor and friend. We send you all our deepest sympathy and love.

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  2. We will miss you, Uncle Phil, thanks for all the memories!
    Hugs to Aunt Pat, Jacquie and family – you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. While growing up Phil was like another big brother for me. I have many memories with him at Centennial Race Track when he would take me in the mornings. I always appreciated the love he gave to Mom and Dad.

    Love you Pat and family. 💜

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  4. We join the Trujillo family in mourning. Phil was one of my first friendly faces in Littleton – always greeting with a smile, “Hey, Buddy!” – sharing a word of encouragement. His commitment to our church and community stand as an example to me. Our community has lost one of its finest. Love to Pat and all the Trujillo clan – we’ll miss him.

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  5. Dear Pat and family…from the McCrays…what great neighbors you were when we lived next door to you. We remember Phil as such a good neighbor. And what a handsome picture of him! The Trujillo family is such an integral part of Littleton for so many years. Thinking of you in your time of loss and pray for strength and peace for you all. Art and Barb McCray

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  6. Goodbye my little brother. I held you when you were a baby. I watched you grow, get married and raise a wonderful family. You were our baby and all the family sure loved you. I’ll miss you so much.
    Love, your big sister,
    Dita

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  7. To Phil: In this world you leave us with the many thanks unsaid, for the open-arms you always welcomed us with.

    In your world you’re with your boy, Andy. You couldn’t ask for more. Our Love to you, Pat and Jackie.

    Barb & Lance

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  8. Jacque,
    reading the wonderful tributes to your father, painted a beautiful portrait of who he was. Of course, if his precious daughter is any reflection of the person he was, then his life-painting is a masterpiece. Being the first born daughter in my family, came with the special “Daddy’s Girl” gift of a life-time. My beautiful preacher Daddy died at age 68 and he will forever be in my heart of faith and unconditional love. I give him a lot of credit for the person I am today. Jon and I are sending Big Texas Hugs & love to you, and your beautiful families. 💞 Love,
    Debby Allen

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    • Dear Pat, indeed Phil made this world a better and happier place for all of us. I have been blessed to be his neighbor for many decades. My family send you our love and admiration for your strength and courage. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Janet Green

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  9. I have so many memories of an upright man of great curiosity, a great sense of humor and a great love of his family. He made this world a better and happier place.

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  10. The thing I’ll always remember most about Phil is what a wonderful smile he had – and such a twinkle in his eye ! He was always friendly and outgoing, with such a love of family.

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  11. I remember Phil as so vivacious and full of life, greeting us at family gatherings always with that beautiful smile and a big hug. He will be missed. Pat, know that you all are loved and our prayers go with you and all of your family.
    Love, Sharon & Olivia

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  12. I have memories of seeing him and Pat at Mission Trujillo and always working in the garden. Love and Prayers

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  13. May you Rest In Peace and live in the light of the Lord with all your loved ones in heaven. My love and thoughts of you will remain in my heart forever. ❤️❤️

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  14. God Bless you Uncle Phil, You were a wonderful caring, loving and fun person. I will cherish all the memories of you during our vacations in Littleton with you, Aunt Pat, Jacquie, Andy and all my other family. I will miss you and love you forever. Prayers for Aunt Pat, Jacquie and all the Petersen’s and Trujillo’s.

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  15. Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Trujillo and Peterson Family. God Bless and Keep you all in his loving embrace, and his face to shine upon you and yours today, tomorrow, and always.

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  16. Phil we will miss you we know you are with Andy. Always loved our visits and how you greeted me with Judy Judy Judy. And you were so good to my mom and dad. A very caring and loving person. A man who loved his garden and the best painter I ever knew. Love you ❤️

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  17. Dear Pat and Family,
    It is with much sadness we learned of your loss. Phil wrote the book on neighborly kindness. His sense of fun, cheerful can do attitude and ever present willingness to step in and help in big ways and small was a gift we will always remember. After our father’s death, my siblings and I took such comfort in knowing that Phil had his sharp eye out and was watching over our mother from across the road. Phil Trujillo made a difference in our lives. Our hearts go out to you.

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  18. Phil was the best neighbor a neighbor could ask for!
    All our years as neighbors, we so enjoyed ‘hanging out” with Phil. He was always such a delight to be around!
    We will miss his sweet nature & beautiful smile…
    In heartfelt sympathy & friendship Pat,
    Doug & Barbara

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  19. Always enjoyed being around Phil. He was a great guy and loved his sense of humor. Did a lot of work for my family. He’ll be greatly missed!
    Fred & Diane Huddleston

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  20. Uncle Phil!
    You were Littleton’s Uncle. You will be sorely missed. Such a wonderful man, I am so happy I got to know you all these years! God Bless you & your family! I hope you’re having a cold one in Heaven right now!

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  21. Dear Pat, Dave, Jacquie and family,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. We have many great memories of gatherings at the Trujillo house while we were cadets and after graduations. I’m sorry that as we all moved on in our Air Force careers and beyond, that we didn’t see more of each other. Phil was always such a great supporter and encouraged all of us. May he rest now in peace.
    with Love,
    Ray and Heidi Simpson

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  22. Tío Felipe will be welcomed by many who loved him in heaven. Those who loved him him here will remember him always. Love to Aunt Pat, Jacq and all the family.
    With sincere condolences,
    Maribeth

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  23. Our neighbor and good friend, Phil, will be sorely missed at our house. Our love and thoughts and prayer to Pat and the whole family who lost a wonderful person.

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  24. Earl always enjoyed ribs with Phil at Jose’s, and I appreciated the careful and meticulous painting he did for us and our former next door neighbor Ruth May. Littleton has lost one of its best! Please accept our condolences.

    Kathy and Earl Gipe

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  25. I met Phil when he was painting the Jefco Aeromod’lers Pavilion at Chatfield State Park as an act of tribute to his son, who is memorialized in a plaque at the east end. He shared his story with me for publication in our newsletter. It seems like it was yesterday even though in reality it was almost 6 years ago. Rest in Peace, Phil. Tell Andy he is not forgotten when you are reunited.

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  26. A life well lived by a man who was loved by so many. I lost my father 26 years ago but was blessed to have Phil there for me ever since. Will miss you my Amigo.

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  27. Lighting a candle in Phil’s memory………..remembering his kindness, his hardworking and caring values to do a job just right.
    Phil, “Soar high in the presence of God Almighty”.
    Shalom

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