Manuel J. Trujillo

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Manuel J. Trujillo

Manuel “Chicken” J. Trujillo: 68 of Kearny, Arizona entered Eternal rest on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. 

Manuel was born to Manuel and Esther Trujillo in Ray, Arizona.  His hobbies were hunting, fishing and quad riding.  He worked at Kennecott and ASARCO as a Maintenance Mechanic at the Smelter for 30 years. He also worked for the Pinal County Sheriffs office as a reserve officer.  He was a die hard Arizona Diamondbacks fan.  Mr. Trujillo loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Manuel is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda, of 28 years. They were married on  Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1984 in Show Low, Arizona.  He leaves behind children, Derrick (Stacey) York of Chandler,  Erin (Greg) Zaragoza of Kearny, Meredith (the late Scott) Sayre of Gilbert, Brandon (Kendra) York of Ft. Bliss, Texas,  Kristin (Rick) York-Romero of Queen Creek and Kerri (Justin) Hune of Kearny;  24 grandchildren; and sister; Linda (Joe) Alday of Tucson.

Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Esther Trujillo, and sisters, Sylvia Federico and Melba Sandoval.

Services for Mr. Trujillo were held on Friday, March 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kearny.

An online memorial can be signed at GriffithMortuary.com.

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