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Published in Denver Post on June 25, 2023
Ellen Grace Alires-Trujillo, age 71, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, June 17, 2023, in her home.
She was born March 5, 1952, in Longmont, Colorado, daughter of the late Trinidad “Benny” Alires and Grace Madrid-Alires.
Ellen is survived by her devoted husband Lorenzo Trujillo; beloved daughter Kristina Alires-Sanchez (Tommy Sanchez); bonus sons Javier Trujillo (Maria Diaz-Trujillo) and Lorenzo Trujillo Jr. (Jennifer Dreispul-Trujillo), brothers Benjamin Alires (Analee Alires), Lawrence “Larry” Alires (deceased), and Daniel “Dave” Alires (Gloria Alires); sister Carol Ramirez (Louie Ramirez); sister-in-law Karen Guzman; grandchildren: Brandon Sanchez, Ethan Sanchez, Gianna Sanchez, Mark Diaz, Aaron Diaz (Erica Guerrero), Lourdes Trujillo, Eliana Marie Trujillo, Noah Lissak, Zachary Lissak, and several great grandchildren.
Ellen enjoyed every aspect in life, helping others, giving back to her community, setting the foundation for qualities of a strong woman, and inspiring others. Spending quality time with her family was something that Ellen cherished, greatly.
Memorial service will be held on June 27, 2023, 6:00 pm at Word Alive Church, 650 E. 124th Ave. (Washington St. and 124th Ave.), Thornton, Colorado. The Mass of Resurrection will be held on June 28, 2023, 9:00 am at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St., (Colfax Ave. and Logan St.) Denver, Colorado.
Please consider making a contribution in Ellen’s name to Compassionate Care ALS at https://ccals.org/donate/.