Nelda Mae Trujillo

Nelda Mae Trujillo, 91 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on March 2, 2018 from age related causes.  She was born on Dec. 9, 1926 in Banner, WY to Lewis and Olive (Harper) Nielsen.  Nelda married Jesse J. Trujillo on Dec. 24, 1943 in Sheridan, WY.  She and Jesse came to Oregon in 1947 to work in the woods. Nelda was a homemaker, served meals through Rocking Chair Rest Home Kitchen, and was a cook/waiter for Burger King.  Nelda was an avid reader, dragonfly jewelry collector and loved listening to polka, western and Celtic Thunder music.  She attended her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s programs, plays and sporting events.  She enjoyed going to the Western Oregon Opry, St. Paul Rodeo and concerts in Bohemia Park.  Nelda is survived by her son, Terry and wife Julie Trujillo, Cottage Grove, OR; son, Norman and wife Judy Trujillo, Vancouver, WA; son, Gary and wife Marcia Trujillo, Cottage Grove, OR; 8 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Trujillo on February 24, 1985.  A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on March 14, 2018 at Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR.  Inurnment at Fir Grove Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veteran’s Association (DAV) at 


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