In Loving Memory of Alex and Adrian Trujillo

Just one day before Father’s Day, June 19, 2010, Alex Trujillo’s life was cut short at 33-years old when an armed gunman entered a restaurant where he was dining with his wife and their two sons.  The gunman fired several rounds killing Alex and his eldest son, 6-year old Adrian Trujillo.  His wife Roxanne, 29, and their youngest child, 5-year old Ethan, also sustained multiple gunshot wounds.  Alex Trujillo was a son, a brother, a husband and a father.  Six-year old Adrian was taken from us all too soon, perhaps Heaven needed another angel.  Roxanne is currently hospitalized and listed in good condition and five-year old Ethan Trujillo is in fair condition.  We ask that you keep Roxanne and Ethan in your thoughts and prayers as they will have a difficult road to recovery. 
Alex was such an amazing human being, but amongst all the wonderful things he was, he was mostly known for being a dedicated father.  Alex played a very active role in his boys’ daily lives including their education, providing guidance for them, and acted as a volunteer parent at their school.  He made sure the boys’ needs were placed before his, making self-sacrifices so that he was able to offer them the opportunity of a better life.  Adrian was a vibrant and active little boy.  Swimming and racing R/C cars were his favorite past times.  Alex was always constructing ramps and various tracks for the boys’ to use with their R/C cars.  Alex and the boys’ were a fixture at family events.  We count our blessings that we are able to have such wonderful memories of Alex and Adrian.  Alex’s number one priority was protecting his babies.  Although no one in the world will ever be able to replace such an amazing father, as his surviving family, we plan to continue that legacy through Ethan.
The outpour of support and condolences from the community has been overwhelming.  We are deeply humbled and words cannot express our gratitude.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist with funeral and medical costs.  We sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any amount you are able to contribute.

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79 Responses to In Loving Memory of Alex and Adrian Trujillo

  1. jeff graffham says:

    I remember seeing you alex at route 66 in 08 or 09. you told me you meet the girl of your dreams and you wer happier than ever i love you man and i will never forget all the good times in 99 thru 02. r.i.p

  2. Richard Cannis says:

    I just found out and it breaks my heart . RIP I know your driving a dodge rampage with a glasspack on it in heaven…. my tears are with you .

  3. Alexandria Lynn Esperanza says:

    Roxanne, I am so sorry!! The last time I saw you, I picked little pink roses for Adrian and Ethan to give to you on Mothers Day. I am so sick, so hurt, so lost. Please find it in your heart to not forget or let go of me. Iprayer for Alex, you and the babies everyday. please give me a call! I do love you, Roxie and Ethan!!! I am taking good care of Teddy!!! With all my Love and Prayers, Auntie Alexandria XOXOXO

  4. Kristi says:

    I don’t know your family personally, but I read the story in the newspaper. I am so sorry for your loss. As a mom of two boys I can not imagine going thru this. Lossing a child, lossing a husband. My prayers are with you all! May God bless your family- be with you in your time of need. May you feel his comforting arms hold you in your darkest hours. Our love is with your family!

  5. Tas says:

    The loss of this great man and his son has affected us all. But I will always remember and remembering is what those who pass away want us to do. I will pray for Alex, his son and surviving members of his family. My peace be upon them all.

  6. carrie moore says:

    Hi my name is Carrie and i went to high school with Alex, we had several classes together. This is a tragedy for everyone to lose 2 wonderful people. I haven’t seen Alex since high school however i would communicate through Facebook to catch up on old times. Just a old classmate of mine. I’m so sorry for this, I pray that his wife and other child make a full and speedy recovery. May GOD bless this family to not have anymore harm, this is enough for many families to go through. Now GOD has 2 more wonderful angels to his team. It is so sad we had to lose them. God bless his family and you will always be in my prayers.

  7. Gilbert Santacruz says:

    Gods understanding is far more than ours Alex Sr., I know this tragedy hurts deep down inside brother. This tragedy touched So many lives and I just pray that the Lord will give you the strength to get though this… It is not going to be easy, your always going to remember what happened, but just know that God and your family/friends are here for you. God will bring you through this as long as your surrender it to Him, Cast your cares upon Him cause He cares for you. I believe this family is going to become stronger than before, you guys will have a relationship with God that you have never had before with Him. Sometimes God wants to get our attention because we strayed away from Him, so Don’t run from Him, Run to Him. You need Him more than ever now and He has your attention now so meet Him half way. If you ever need any prayer or anything feel free to contact me. I love you and so does God. God bless you and your family.

  8. Connie says:

    Alex and Adrian..You may now be amongst the Angels and our now walking with God in heaven,but your life here all though brief will never be forgotten…you both were layed to rest today and all though I could not be there you were not far from my thoughts..You are now in a better place I know..and what I leave with you here tonight is my way of saying Good-bye or better yet until we meet again old friend..My Thought and Prayers are with The Trujillio Family today as they lay you both to rest.

  9. Dawn says:

    Dear Trujillo Family,

    Many years have passed since we have seen each other. So many changes have taken place in our lives. Hearing of this tragic news has flooded me with so many memories. I am terribly saddend by the loss of such a wonderful young man and his precious son. I remember Alex as a little boy of course. The one memory that sticks out in my mind of Alex was when you first got your pool and we used to go swimming and he would tease us relentlessly. Funny how annoying that was back then, yet thinking back on it only brings up happy memories.

    Even though we haven’t seen each other in years, my very first thought was how can I reach out to you. Help you all out in anyway possible. All I wanted to do was gather you all up and give you comfort. It’s heart breaking that two beautiful lives have been taken so soon. God has plans, plans that we can never fully understand here on Earth. As heart breaking as it is, take comfort in knowing that in some way both of them have touched the lives of so many, and though their time here on Earth was short, those of us who have been graced by their friendship will forever be showered with the Blessings of being a part of their lives………. I Love You All And My Prayers Are With You Always……………

  10. Kathleen (Leatherman) Allen says:

    My heart, love,and prayers go out to Roxanne,Ethan,Alex,Adrian,and the Trujillo family. I’m so sorry for the sorrow you are all enduring due to this horrific tragedy. I can not imagine the pain you are all going through. Adrian and Alex will be dearly missed, but they will always be loved and cherished forever in our hearts. Roxanne keep up the strength Fluffy, Ethan needs you now more than ever. I love you Roxy with all my heart!!! I’m here if you need anything….. Rest in Peace Alex and Adrian you will always be loved and never be forgotten. Love Always The Allen Family.

  11. Jitske De Groeve says:

    To Jenni and the Trujillo Family,
    My heart is heavy and my eyes are filled with tears as I write this to you. Words cannot express how terribly I feel for what has happened to your family. The loss of a loved one is a difficult burden to bear, but when it happens under these horrific circumstances, the burden is compounded exponentially. I wish I could ease the pain and heartbreak that you are feeling. I hope it helps to know that so many people are thinking of you and supporting you during this family tragedy. Cherish your memories of dear Alex and your precious little Adrian. There will come a time when you will want to share those beautiful memories with Ethan to help keep their spirits alive. Be strong for Ethan as he will need your love and support more than ever now. My heart and thoughts are with you………Jitske

  12. Danny Farnham says:

    Long has it been since I’ve seen or talked to Alex and his family. But many great memories were made in the years I got to know both Alex and Roxanne. Your loss is truly a sorrowful one. I wish I was a part of that family as we all were once upon a time. But a big family. If any good can come of this sad event let it be that we embrace our loved ones all of them and remind them they are truly important. I love you and will miss the memories not able to be made. Embrace the memories we have all made together. Though it will be tough think about the happy times when your down and force a smile. You are being looked upon by the angels taken too soon.
    Your friend always
    Danny Farnham

  13. Ruben Villanueva & Family says:

    I’ve known Alex Trujillo Sr., use to drop by our office just to say hello and ask for our forming needs, a very nice and cordial man. I’m shocked of the trajedy because i just learned the news just today from my Boss Richard Rodriguez who knows the old Alex way back. Alex, me and my family would like to extend our prayers and deepest sympathy to your family, may our Lord Jesus Christ confort you and your family in this time of trajedy. God Bless You and Your Family

    Ruben Villanueva & Family

  14. Penny Holt says:

    Many tears have been shed on my part over this. Words cannot express the pain and failure to understand why such a thing has happened….Roxanne was my best friend in 8th grade at Golden Valley and Alex and I talked on Face Book alot….He was so so proud of his children and would ask if I had seen the videos or new pictures he posted multiple times….what a great dad and friend. He promised to go karaoke one night at Stinger’s where I’m the K.J……but only God knows why he was taken and can’t fulfill what was promised. None of us know when our last day will be, for if we did we would be sweeter and spend every waking moment with our loved ones. I still remember when Roxanne was pregnant with Adriane….how happy and proud she was to be a mom….just beamed of happiness….we lost touch shortly after he was born. I am trying to get back in touch with her and tried to drop off a balloon and a couple cards at the Hospital, they told me she wasn’t there. I assume she just isn’t able to take visitors and I completely understand….I do however want to be able to send her a card directly so we can reconnect when she is ready. If you could have someone e-mail with some info I would greatly appreciate it. The family of Alex are still in my prayers as are Roxanne and Ethan….Still so unreal…..Alex, I will miss you untill I see you in heaven one day and Roxanne I Love You….will be praying for you my friend forever…..xoxoxo

  15. Andrew B. says:

    Dear Alex Sr.
    Every time you come by my office we have lunch and talk about your family and mine for the past 3 years or so.. My heart just dropped when I heard it was your family involved. I never met Alex Jr. but I felt I did for the way you talked about him and your family. My deepest condolences my friend to you, your family and your friends. We here at Tidwell are praying for the Trujillo family and cannot wait to see you again here in our office with that Great Big Smile you have….

  16. MICHELLE OLSON says:

    I am soo sorry for the loss of my brother in law and nephew. I loved u both soo much. I pray for the family always. I miss u soo much! luv always, michelle ur bell. roxie stay strong for ur beautiful son ethan. God has a plan for u two. Luv to all our families in this tragic time

  17. Sylvia says:

    Dear Jenny & family, the Trujillo family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your loved ones. I echo many of the sentiments already stated. I saw the news that night never imagining it would be so close to home. I know the loss of losing a loved one too soon and know there are no words to truly express my sorrow or what you are all going through. What I do know though is this: The love and support of family, friends and the community play a tremendous role in the heaing process. My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this tragedy!

  18. Kelly says:

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. This tragedy has deeply affected the lives of so many people. Know that the thoughts and prayers of my family are with yours as you grieve this loss and try to rebuild your lives.

  19. Alicia says:

    I would like to say I am very sorry for your lost and I know what your going through My 23 year old brother Alex Alaniz was shot and killed also, and there is not a day that goes by that I dont think of him. I miss him so much. Now he gots to more angel’s with him watching over all there loved one’s…

  20. Carrie Magana (Cecil) says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I am so saddened that Alex and Adrian both lost there lives so tragically and so soon. I can only hope that Roxy and Ethan pull through this. Even though the family unfortunately lost 2 members so soon. I can only imagine that they are up in heaven making sure that Roxanne and Ethan pull through this. They will have a long road ahead of them, but I know that with the support of there family and friends and the 2 new angels in heaven they will be ok! I will continue to pray for you.

  21. Juan Roman says:

    Can u please send me an email telling me when the funeral will be and were.

    2010/06/26 at 10:13 pm | In reply to Juan Roman.
    We will be posting the Funeral services on the site as soon as they are finalized. Thank you for your support.

  22. Michelle and Javi says:

    I can’t believe your gone! Our hearts are broken, from this loss.Why????????
    I have known Alex since 6th grade, and my husband has been his good friend with him since high school. We have tons of great memories with Alex, and I am sad there will be no more good times. We havent seen Alex and the boys since thanksgiving and we will always regret not spending more time together (like the old days). Until we meet again my friend thanks for your kindness and friendship.
    Hang in there Fluff. We are worried about you and Ethan. We are always here for you. Please let us know when the funeral will be, my family would like to say goodbye to a great person and his beautiful baby. This world will not be the same. Love always, The Cornejo Family

  23. Sarah & Family says:

    My heart is filled with joy hearing that BOTH Ethan and Roxanne are recovering and already up and walking. Alex, who was my co-worker and best friend for several years, and his son will remain in our hearts forever. It seems that Roxanne and Ethan are both STRONG FIGHTERS, and I’m sure the both have 2 guardian angels watching over them, and Alex Trujillo’s legacy will live on!

  24. Friend says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I didn’t know the family personally, but I am just so saddened and heartbroken to hear about this. Ever since I’ve heard about what happened, I’ve always kept your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that Roxanne and Ethan will be given the strength to get through this, as well as have a fast recovery. I find it comforting to know that Alex and Adrian will be smiling and watching over you from heaven. God bless you!

  25. Kevin says:

    When I heard about what happened, I was shocked by the amount of harm a single man could do. I wish nothing but the very best for Roxanne and Ethan moving forward. Alex seems like a terrific husband and father and Adrian a wonderful son and brother. Though their loss is extremely tough on the family, I believe their presence in Heaven will shine down and bring strength to Roxanne, Ethan, and the rest of the family.

    Rest in peace, Alex and Adrian. Wish you all the best, Roxanne and Ethan.

  26. familia navarro says:

    were in az and when we heard about this it was so sad to hear how someone could hurt a child like that then when we saw the pictures of the beautifil family how happy they look in those pix are prayers and thoughts are with them

  27. LiL Rudy and family says:

    To my uncle Alex & Aunt chris im sorry for the loss of both of my cousin my heart an blessing go out to you an my cousins im saying if you need any thing i got your back i love you guys an my family is going to pray for Roxanne & ethan i love you guys.

  28. Cortez Family says:

    I can’t imagine the pain Roxanne and her family are feeling right now…we were there when people were running from Del Taco, heading to the park with our family. When we heard what happend later that evening on the news, my heart just broke. I pray that God gives her the strength she needs to get better for Ethan. She has two angels now looking over her and her family. I honestly don’t know what to say, but that I’m truly sorry this happend to you and your family…Rest In Peace Alex and Adrian you will truly be missed!

  29. Randall Jenkins says:

    My heart dropped when I heard this~ I will pray

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