Carmen Emilia Frances Trujillo
Carmen Emilia Frances Trujillo, a proud Dominican, who loved the United States, was a dedicated mother, first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced her culture in every moment with them. In the early days of watching the Army marching parade in Roswell, N.M, her children witnessed her proudly yelling in broken English, “Viva El Army!” …” Viva el United States!” She lived a humble life full of laughter and joy. She never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. But most importantly, because of her faith in God and an unwavering love of Jesus, her life was defined by God and a never-failing smile. It was free. She shared it with everyone she met. Today it resonates in her children through their everyday life.
Carmen, with a 3rd grade education, encouraged her children in every part of their lives. Her son, a Superintendent of schools, another son, a high school Assistant Principal, a daughter, an early Childhood Educator and homemaker, and her youngest daughter, an Executive Director of schools, are a testament of a life lived dedicated to God, as she always professed, “God has blessed my children.”
Carmen Trujillo, 73, beloved Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on January 10, 2021. She entered this world on August 4, 1947 in Pedernales, Dominican Republic, born to Isidrio Pena Cuello and Isabel Frances. She is proceeded in death by her parents and brother, Celso Danilo Savery Frances.
She is survived by her brothers and their wives, Luis Alfonso and Alma Savery Frances, Gustavo Alfredo and Nelly Savery Frances; sons and their wives, Gabriel Alexander and Deborah Trujillo, Joe Luis and Kimberly Jo Trujillo; daughters and their husbands, MaryAnn and Virgilio Oscar Alfaro, Veronica and Daniel Van Kunschik; grandchildren, Chantelle Trujillo and partner Daniel Carter, Matthew Pacheco, Casaundra and her husband Luis Daniel Torres, Orlando Sr. and his wife Antoinette Alfaro, Gabriel Anthony and his wife Kristen Trujillo, Issac Alfaro and fiance Casey Smitherman, Nathaniel Trujillo, Haleigh and her husband Carlos Kenny, Whitnee Kunschik, Danica Kunschik, Viviana Kunschik, Lily Trujillo, Daniel Van Kunschik II., and Victoria Kunschik; great-grandchildren, Kaelauni Salayandia, Braelyn Salayandia, Aaliyah Alfaro, Carver Kenney, Hildie Kenney, Orlando Alfaro Jr.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 2:00 pm. at Church on The Move, 901 W. Brasher Road, Roswell, NM 88203.
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