Rick Trujillo was born in Cleveland, New Mexico on January 24, 1950 to George and Trinidad Trujillo. Rick was raised in Denver, Colorado, where he graduated from Mile High Academy in 1968. After graduation from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska Rick attended Loma Linda University in southern California.
While living in southern California, Rick started a small cabbing business, leasing cabs to cab drivers for a few years, until he sold the business and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma when his parents had retired and his adult siblings had settled. As a Respiratory Therapist, Rick practiced at a local hospital for a few years until he started up his own business as a local supplier of respiratory equipment to others in the healthcare industry. Rick partnered with his brother, Jake, to build a successful business.
It was during this time that Rick married and raised two children. They were faithful members of the local Seventh-day Adventist Church and church school. Rick served many roles in his church, including deacon, elder, and Bible teacher.
After divorce and retirement, Rick settled in Fort Collins, CO where his grown children lived. He remained active in church activities and living his faith, while also driving services like Uber and Lyft until his sudden illness and death.
Rick was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Sylvia Trujillo. He leaves behind one son, Michael, of Massachusettes, one daughter, Jessica, of Ft. Collins, CO, a grandson, Elias, of Ft. Collins, CO, one brother, Jake Trujillo, of Owasso, OK, and one sister, Lucy Cisneros, of Lincoln, NE, and their families.
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