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Andrew Benjamin Trujillo
  • 29 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 16, 1986
  • Place of birth:
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Date of passing: May 4, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Kabul, Afghanistan
I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black, it's hard to dance with the devil on your back, They buried my body and they thought I'd gone, but I am the dance and I still go on.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Andrew Trujillo, 29, born on September 16, 1986 and passed away on May 4, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 17th October 2017

"I woke today thinking of you. It really sucks that I can’t just pick up the phone and talk to you.  I think that when I wake up with you on my mind you must have been visiting me in my dreams.  I didn’t have anything in particular that I wanted to share; just that I miss those bear hugs you used to give me. What I wouldn’t give to feel your arms around me again. They made me feel loved and annoyed at the same time."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 16th September 2017

"Thinking of you today on what would have been your 31st birthday. Miss you. Love you. Doesn't a day go by that I Don't remember you in some way. I pray you are at peace. Happy Birthday, dear Andrew."

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 16th September 2017

"WELL MY SON HOW HAPPY CAN THIS DAY BE FOR ANYONE YOU HAD SUCH A GREAT LIFE AHEAD OF YOU AND YOU CHOSE THE WRONG FORK IN THE ROAD I WISH I COULD HAVE GUIDED YOU BETTER OR BEEN THERE WITH YOU TO MAKE YOU REALIZE WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO YOU. MY ONLY HOPE NOW IS THAT YOUR SPIRIT IS IN A BETTER PLACE THAT IT WAS WHILE YOU WERE AMONGEST THE LIVING. YOU KNOW I MISS YOU EVERY DAY AND I KNOW YOU DO THE SAME I CAN FEEL YOU THANKS....HAVE STOPPED WISHNG FOR THINGS SINCE YOU DIED THE ONLY WISH I HAVE WILL NEVER COME TRUE SO TO HELL WITH WISHES....I LOV YOU MY SON ...SEE YOU MUCH LATER....  YOUR DAD"

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 19th June 2017

"Six years ago today you married our daughter Marissa. It was a chaotic day for me, but the wedding couldn't have been more beautiful.  I remember thinking how lucky she was to be marrying her soul mate. Things didn't exactly turn out how we all thought they would...but I will always remember this day. The music that was played, the flowers everywhere, the wonderful food, and especially the joy on your faces...I miss you."

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 9th May 2017

"JUST MISS OU SO DAMN MUCH HURTS SO BADD  I LOVE YOU ANDREW....

GABRIEL"

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 4th May 2017

"MY SON IT FEELS LIKE IT  WAS JUST YESTERDAY I RECEIVED THE WORST NEWS OF MY LIFE YOUR PASSING. THE HOLE IN MY HEART GROWS WIDER AND DEEPER AS THE DAYS PASS. I HAVE EXPERIENCED LOTS OF DEATH IN MY SHORT LIFE BUT YOURS MY SON WAS THE WORST PAIN I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN ANDREW? I HAVE FELT YOUR PRESENCE AT THE ODDEST TIMES I HAVE RELIVED THE GOOD AND BAD TIMES AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MY SON....SUCH A TRAGIC WASTE OF LIFE YOUR DEATH WAS SO YOUNG AND ANXIOUS AND YET SO DUMB....I WOULD LITERALLY GIVE ANYTHING TO UNDERSTAND YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEARS PRIOR TO YOUR DEATH, THE LONLINESS YOU MUST HAVE FELT THE COLDNESS YOU MUST HAVE ENDURED DURING DEATH. I MISS EMAILING YOU AND SPEAKING WITH YOU AND JUST BEING YOUR DAD..... ALWAYS REMEMBER I LOVE YOU AND I HOPE YOU ARE IN  GOD'S PRESENCE NOW WITH ALL YOUR PAIN AND FEARS GONE AND EVERYTHING ALL BETTER NOW......  WITH ALL MY LOVE  YOUR FATHER  GABRIEL...."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 4th May 2017

"Dear Andrew,

I need to write this note today. I want to let you know how much you meant to me and how much you are truly missed. It's been one year since you died. Thoughts of how you died still haunt me. There are so many questions still unanswered. My prayer has been that you did not know you were dying and that your death was peaceful.  Marissa is finally moving forward with her life. It has been difficult to watch her navigate life without you, but I know you would be proud of her progress. She bought a house near Lehigh University and has moved into it. I know this was you guys future plan and to see her carry it out without you is a little heart breaking, but it also makes me proud in that she is able to do this. We bought a new battery for your car and actually got it started and out of the garage. It looks exactly as you left it.  When I look at it I remember things, things that make me smile. things that I miss. I think my favorite story about it is when you were driving it along HWY 190 and it caught on fire. I remember how you loved to cook. I remember what a hard worker you were. I remember your goofy smile and how clumsy you were. I remember your senior year prank with the church bus. That was epic.  You were a good son, a good father, a good man. I can say I was blessed that you considered me your second mom.

Love you always,
Your second mom."

This tribute was added by Marissa Satterfield on 16th April 2017

"Easter 2017. Today we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ and spend the day with family.  And I realized that Almost an entire year has passed since you and Christian left.
Still we did the same as we do each Easter. Church. Dinner. Kids Easter egg hunt. All the same, yet different.  Love and miss you, Andrew."

This tribute was added by Mark Burris on 5th April 2017

"Dear Andrew,
   I just heard the news from Jake Mchugh a couple of days ago. I brought up one of our stories from high school and he mentioned seeing a post that you had cashed in your chips. I am not on Facebook so i don't get a lot of the information that gets shared through Facebook. I am not going to apologize for not having a Facebook, because of you I will get one! What i will apologize for is not making it to your funeral. I'm sorry. I missed the opportunity to pay my respects as one brother should to another. When Jake told me you passed I was in disbelief. Then I was mad and I toasted to you.Then I got sad and thought of the times we shared together. Here I am now searching for answers for understanding of the unattainable.
      Those who know you, miss you. Those who don't, missed out. Those who love you are missing something close. Your time you have spent with your family and I can never be replaced. From kicking it with Adam T, George T, Nino T, Jarrod H,  James C.(even though you fought him). Cruising around in your Monte Carlo with the music blasting. Shooting the shit, drinking beer, talking about woman, and always laughing about life. Good times brother.
          I cannot start to fathom the amount of strain and heartache your family has gone through so far. You have my deepest  condolences for the perpetual sorrow that has been caused by your physical disappearance. You will be missed my friend.
        Marrissa, I am so sorry for your loss. I know y'all meant the world to each other. I always use to think of y'all as the jealous couple. Not only was I jealous of your everlasting relationship, but so was everyone else. To just be with someone through the thick and thin, with so much love and joy that protruded when you two were together. It is what every person truly wants. You and Alycia are very blessed to have such a great person in your life. For immediate family, if he was just as great as a friend as a son, brother, grandson, uncle...etc..then I know y'all are pained. There are not enough words that I could share to fix the hurt.
      I know your days are brighter now Andrew. Tell my father SGM Gregory Burris 11/30/2015 and grandmother Anna Burris 03/08/2017, I said "hello" and I will catch up with y'all down the road. For now shine down on your family.
  
    John 8:12       (12) When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
   Your Brother and your friend,
       Mark Burris"

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 14th February 2017

"Remembering your smile; love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 11th January 2017

"Still, not a day goes by without me remembering something about you. I've read lots of articles and things about grief and have drawn my own conclusions that it is never ending, that life does go on, but something always feels off. The Christmas holidays are finally over and this year I am glad about that. Our tree was bare because no one wanted to decorate it. That kind of sums up our lives since you died. Bare."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 24th November 2016

"It's Thanksgiving.  Usually a time for reflection and giving thanks, for spending time with family and eating good food.  But what's on my mind is that it's our first one without you. My mind is flooded with memories of Thanksgivings past.  This season I am thankful for my mind that still remembers you, my voice that still speaks of you, my spirit that still hears you, and my heart that still loves you.  Happy Thanksgiving, Andrew. I miss you."

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 4th November 2016

"WOW 6 MONTHS HAVE GONE BYE SINCE YOUR DEATH AND IT HURTS JUST LIKE THE MINUTE I WAS INFORMED OF YOUR DEATH. THE HOLE GROWS WIDER AND DEEPER AND I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS IS THE HARDEST AND MOST PAINFUL THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME....I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I AM SURE I HAVE ALREADY CRIED A MILLION TEARS MY BOY....I KEEP ALL THE GOOD TIMES NEAR AND DEAR AND JUST KEEP WISHING AND HOPING I AWAKE FROM THIS NIGHTMARE. I LOVE YOU ANDREW AND NEVER FORGET THAT.....HAVE A GOOD DAY TODAY MY BOY...."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 3rd November 2016

"6 months.  180 days.  4,320 hours.  259,200 minutes.  No matter how it's measured, time marches on and you are still gone. I miss you today just as much as yesterday."

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 16th September 2016

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SON, HOW I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SO DAMN MUCH. HOW IS THIS HOLE IN MY HEART GOING TO CLOSE, HOW IS IT GOING TO HEAL? LIFE SURE GAVE US A CROSS TO BEAR AND I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW, ARE YOU IN A BETTER PLACE OR ARE YOU JUST DUST IN THE WIND....AS MUCH AS I HOPE FOR THE BETTER ITS HARD NOT TO LET THE MIND WONDER ABOUT DEATH WHEN IT HAS COME SO CLOSE TO ME AND HAS TAKEN YOU FROM US......I HOPE WHATEVER PAIN YOU WERE IN WHEN LIVING IS GONE AND I HOPE AND PRAY THE AFTERLIFE GREETS YOU WITH OPEN ARMS AND SOLICE AND A FRESH START MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY.........ALWAYS AND FOREVER  YOUR DAD......."

This tribute was added by Marissa Satterfield on 16th September 2016

"Happy birthday, bear. I think of you every day. I miss you so much it hurts. But tonight I will celebrate your life. Dark and stormies. Ribeye steak. Friends. Just like we use to. Regardless of anything we ever went through, I love you and I know you are with me. Cheers."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 16th September 2016

"Happy Birthday, Andrew!  Today you would have been 30 years old.  I'm trying to remember good things to make it through today without being so sad.  Learning to live without you has been a hard thing. I know your life was taking you in a different direction, but your death was not something I ever imagined having to think about. So today, only happy memories will fill my heart.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 19th August 2016

"Today I woke up thinking of you. I wonder if you were visiting me in my dreams and I just don't remember. Last year in August was the last time I saw you in person. I remember how you got Allen and I to try Thai food and how big a deal it was. We let you pick out things for us to try. We aren't exactly the most adventuresome when it comes to different cuisine, but you opened our eyes and hearts to the experience."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 3rd July 2016

"It has been 8 weeks since you left us. Time has passed yet my heart is still broken over your death. Watching Marissa grieve for you has been the hardest part of all. Each day I watch the sadness consume a little more of her soul. There are moments where I wish I had the power to bring you back so we could have one more conversation, one more hug, one more chance to tell you how much you are missed and loved."

This tribute was added by madd maxx on 9th June 2016

"Andrew,

  I never met you but I know your father extremely well and if you are anything like him watch out afterlife cause son you just don't know how much your dad loved you and how proud he was of you. Out on mission he would brag about you and your sisters and I would think to myself what luck group of kids to have a father who adores them so much and now your are gone. It has left a hole in his heart and for him that has never happened that I know of. All the stories you may have heard about your dad are true and he is probably the craziest, bravest and fearless man I have ever had the privilege of hunting down the enemy with. You rest easy Andrew and always remember  that you are loved and remembered on so many levels.... RIP Andrew.... MAXX....."

This tribute was added by Amanda Brown (Reynolds) on 6th June 2016

"Little Brother,
As I read the tributes spread through out I can't help but feel a little closer to you. I get to see how many lives you have touched, the beautiful family you have created and the adventures you have had with your friends. My biggest regret was not coming into each other's lives sooner. My heart aches. You and Breann have been in my heart since I can remember and you will continue to always have a place. I will never forget our first words and the things you said that I needed to hear will forever be taken to heart.
  I know you will make sure Alycia and the rest of your family knows your presence whenever you make possible. I hope they know how much you love them all and how proud you are of your baby girl and beautiful sister. I am so saddened we will never meet face to face but I know you will always be with me in spirit. ❤️
Rest in Peace Andrew. I love you.
~Amanda"

This tribute was added by William Smith on 4th June 2016

"My Grandson my heart is broken, to be so young and called to live with the lord.  I will miss your smile, and your wit. I have a fond memory of teaching you and your sister how to fish. Even though your sister out fished you. When you see Linda and My mother and Wilma please tell them that I love and miss them. Have grandaddy show you how to cut grass.  and build things."

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 2nd June 2016

"GROWING UP WITH HIS SISTER ANDREW WOULD ALWAYS REFER TO BREANN AS MY BABY HE WAS SO PROTECTIVE AND WAS ALWAYS DEFENDING HER REAGRDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCE NOBODY  COULD MESS WITH HIS BABY SISTER. HE LOVES HER VERY MUCH.."

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 2nd June 2016

"Hello Gabe,



I want you to know you’re in my thoughts and prayers almost daily. I know there is nothing that anyone can say or do to make the pain in your heart lessen but I want you to know how much people enjoyed being around Andrew. When his name comes up in conversations it is always with fondness and a smile.



I smile to myself when I think back during the time he had long hair and I kept telling him to cut it…..he would just smile, comb his fingers through it and say….no way….it’s the style….lol I would just laugh and say, yeah, yeah…. How surprised I was when he finally did cut it and he came to my office to show me. I made sure to let him know how handsome he was….he said he needed to show a more professional look as he was wanting to move up in his career. We talked about him going back to school, his family, etc…



I hope by me sharing my memories that it does not cause you pain but rather makes your heart warm knowing that he brought smiles to people around him and that he is in our memories. I will always think of him fondly and with admiration for the young man he was.



If there is ever a time that I can do something for you, please let me know.



Sending GODs blessings to you and your family.






Hugs,





Sherry"

This tribute was added by gabe trujillo on 1st June 2016

"AS I WOULD LEAVE FOR WORK ON FT HOOD WHEN ANDREW WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL I WOULD LOOK OUT IN THE DRIVEWAY AND HIS CAR WAS RUNNING 86 BUICK REGAL AND LOW AND BEHOLD ANDREW WAS SLEEPING IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE LATE FOR SCHOOL. I WOULD SNEAK UP AND OPEN THE DOOR REAL FAST AND SCARE THE HELL OUT OF HIM WHICH HE DID FIND TOO FUNNY...I GAVE HIM LOTS OF LEWAY BACK THEN HE WAS WORKING FULL TIME PAYING CHILD SUPPORT SINCE HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD AND PLAYING SOCCER FOR COVE HIGH AND ALSO MANAGING HIGH SCHOOL TALK ABOUT A FULL PLATE BUT HE WAS DOING IT AND I WAS ALWAYS PROUD OF THAT AND WILL REMEMBER THOSE TIMES FOREVER...I MISS HIM SO MUCH....."

This tribute was added by Nancy Satterfield on 31st May 2016

"To my son-in-law, Andrew,

Tons of tears have run down my face since you left us.  You were a part of my world for 14 years, I loved you as my son. I know one day in the future i will be able to smile and remember the good, the bad, and the goofy things that you and Marissa did together. Until then, I mourn your death; the future that will never be."


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