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Tony & Carole Mayberry (Mocksville, NC) - 3 June 2008

We were out of town when Sandra died, and did not learn of her death until today. We are devastated! We watched Sandra grow up and watched the sweet, caring child become an exceptional woman. She radiated goodness and love, and we know that Heaven will be brighter because of her presence, just as the earth will be dimmer because of her absence. Our prayers go out to all her family.


Matt and Meghan Hubbard (Winston-Salem, NC) - 23 May 2008

I heard of Sandras passing on Thursday evening. I was saddened by this tragic news. I was fortunate enough to be classmates with her through elementary school, at St. Johns Lutheran, and then we met up again a few years later at FCDS. I was, however, never to meet up with her again. Being the same age as Sandra, this really makes me appreciate how good life really is, and how we should live our lives. My deepest sympathy to her family as she truly must have been quite a resilient lady.


Barbara and Bob Price (Winston Salem, NC) - 21 May 2008

Dear Ilene and Jaime,

Our hearts go out to you both. Words cannot say the things we'd like them to, but may it be a help to know our thoughts are there with you and your family.



Michael Dickey (Elizabethtown, NC) - 13 May 2008

To the Trujillo family

It is sad to learn of Sandra's passing a week ago today. Her obituary was powerfully wrtitten with the same spirit and character she shared with classmates and faculty when we were both at FCDS. Sandra's exuberance, cheer, curiosity and compassion for others when she was a teenager exemplified all that is good and worth while in our youth while teaching me again why I had chosen to be a teacher. I am thankful for having known her and worked with her. Please know that we are sending our thoughts and prayers to the Trujillo family. We shall always try to carry on some of Sandra's hope and concern for others.

Michael and Claire Dickey


Larry Link (Lexington, NC) - 13 May 2008

Dear Ilene and Jaime,

I had a chance meeting today with Michael Zimmerman and he told me of the courageous life of Sandra. There is nothing sweeter in life than our children and I'm sure you like all parents are grateful for the time we have with them. With sympathy, your old friend from NDHS.


yrna Schkolne (Winston Salem, NC) - 13 May 2008

Dear Jamie, Ilene, and Aliana,

We have only just heard of your great loss and know no words can comfort you. Even as a child, Sandra left us at a loss for words, for her extraordinary kindness and love for her fellow human beings was apparent then. May it comfort you to know that Sandra brought so much joy to this world and that she will always live in the hearts of all who knew her. We hope you find strength in each other and in your beautiful memories of Sandra.


Myrna and Ben Schkolne


Danielle Peacock (Clemmons, NC) - 12 May 2008

Dear Trujillo Family,

Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear. May the memories of a remarkable daughter give you strength to overcome the pain.

You are in our thoughts and prayers,

The Peacock Family,

(Danielle Del Guercio FCDS 91)


Anthony Greco (Charlotte, NC) - 12 May 2008

Trujillo & Moyano Families:

I want to leave a memory I have of Sandra. I remember riding with her shortly after she got her license. She must have been helping in our carpool. I always thought the music she played in the car was too cool. I particularly remember the REM tapes she played. To this day, I think of Sandra and driving around Clemmons when I hear any REM song.

Saturday's memorial was a howling tribute to her life. I feel lucky to have been even a small part of it.



E F (Durham, NC) - 12 May 2008


Your faced has always glowed with love and grace when you spoke of your sister. In doing that, you conveyed the beauty and strength of her spirit and you shared her with the rest of us. I am so very sorry for your and your family's physical loss. I know that she will always remain tenderly loved and cherished in your heart.


Cali e Ines Rivera (Buenos Aires) - 11 May 2008

Queridos Ilene y Jaime

Es dificil encontrar las palabras para exresarles nuetro dolor por tan irreparable perdida. Nuestros pensamientos estan con ustedes y esperamos que Sandra les de la fuerza necesaria para encontrar consuelo.

Con todo nuestro cariƱo


Maria Isabel Trujillo (Houston) - 11 May 2008

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.


Robin Brown (Kernersville, NC) - 11 May 2008

Dr. Trujillo and Ilene....

May God be with you during this difficult time. For the short time that I knew, Sandra, she was a bright shinning light. What a blessing, I received, in knowing her.

May you be blessed with healing and the knowledge of the love, Sandra, left with all of us.

May God Bless You All.....


Sofia Moyano (Clemmons, NC) - 10 May 2008

Dear Nan & Truji's, if there was a specil way to say goodbye to Sandra, this was it. Everything was just so perfect that she must be rejoicing in heaven. I send each one of you, Nan, Jaime, Ilene, Ali, David, Josine & Padi a huge, HUGE kiss to express what I feel for you all!! I thank Sandra for having put you all in my life. With all my love,



Cheryl Summers (Durham) - 10 May 2008

I want you to know that I have you all in my thoughts and prayers. I know that God will take great care of Sandra.


Terry & Renee Martin (Belews Creek, NC) - 9 May 2008

Dr.Trujillo & family:

We are truly sorry for your loss. In the short time I have been working with Dr.T, I have learned a great deal about Sandra. She must have been a beautiful person inside and out. I feel like I knew her but; I never met her. My husband lost a child from his first marriage and words can't express what you are going through right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and for days to come. God Bless You.


Shanna-PHOA (Walnut Cove, NC) - 9 May 2008

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you all. Sandra will truely be missed.


Marty & Evey (Durham, NC) - 9 May 2008

Ilene, Jamie, Ali, and family,

In the brief time that we knew Sandra, we were deeply moved by her warmth, kindness, and energy. I recently told Ali that Sandra was a "light", and we felt in each of our interactions with her. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her. We offer our condolences to your family during this very difficult time, and hope that you can find peace in Sandra's ongoing presence.


Laurie Furr (Huntersville, NC) - 9 May 2008

Dear Trujillo Family,

I was a classmate of Sandra's at FCDS. I have wonderful memories of singing with Sandra in the girl's Ensemble group and performing in musicals with Sandra. I can still fondly remember her performance of Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. She was a wonderful friend to me. I will cherish my memories of her always. May God grant you peace.


Linda Dromgoole (Bethel, CT) - 9 May 2008

Hernan, Dr. & Mrs. Trujillo

My deepest sympathies on your loss.

It was a great pleasure attending business school with Sandra. She will be missed.



Elizabeth Greco Hollenack (Albuquerque, NM) - 9 May 2008

Dr. & Mrs. Trujillo, Aliana & family,

I struggle to find the words to express my sorrow to all of you now. Sandra was such an amazing person and I will always remember her for her kindness, her phenomenal smile and the warmth that exuded from her whenever I was with her. Sandra's words of living in the moment have resounded deeply in me and I hope that I am able to so more often. My thoughts are with all of you now and I hope that you are all able to find comfort and strength in eachother and in the beautiful memories of Sandra.


Lisa Bullins (Kernersville, NC) - 9 May 2008

Dr & Mrs T. In the few times that I have been honored to be with your family and meet each of you, especially Sandra, your love for each other radiates through each of you... but beamed from her. Her positive outlook and constant peace with her trials were a testimony to the strength that she developed and you instilled. Sandra and your family have been in my prayers for a long time and now to know that she is free again although saddens us, it also gives comfort to know that she is making someone else laugh and smile with her personality and joy. I was blessed to know her in the short time that I did and I will look forward to seeing her again in a much better place!!!! My prayers and love contine to be with you and the entire family through this time.


Mary Knesel (Clemmons, NC) - 9 May 2008

Dr. Trujillo and Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your daughter.

Danny and Mary Knesel


Alex Prescott (Irvine, CA) - 8 May 2008

I learned of Sandra's passing when speaking to my mother today. I went to high school with Sandra, and while I didn't know her very well I still feel saddened to hear of her passing- not only because her life was cut short, but because of the pain those close to her must be feeling right now. From reading her obituary it sounds like she lived a very full life, however short it was. Please accept my sincerest condolences; I hope that you will find comfort in eachother.


Nancy Shoaf (Winston Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

Ilene and family,

I have said many prayers for Sandra and was so saddened to hear of her passing yesterday. What a wonderful obituary and testamony to life. She must have been a remarkable young lady. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless and comfort you.
Nancy Shoaf, Early Shoaf's widow


Louise Allen (Winston-Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

Dr. Trujillo and Ilene you are two of the strongest people I have ever known. Sandra's obiituary was the most beautiful tribute to a lovely young lady. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Robin Upton (Kernersville, NC) - 8 May 2008

Ilene and Dr. T,

You already know how much Sandra meant to me personally. She will be missed by so many, because she touched so many. What a blessing God gave you when He allowed you to nuture this beautiful vibrant young woman. I count myself blessed to have known her and my only hope is that I can become even 1/2 the woman she was. She will always be with me, and all of you. I pray that in this time you find peace and comfort from your family and friends. I will so miss her bright smile and positive attitude, but I know I will see her again one day! My thoughts are with you constantly during this time.


Susan & Pete Tilley (Lewisville, NC) - 8 May 2008

My heart is broken for you all. Yet, there was great joy in reading Sandra's life story. It is a beautiful tribute to a lifetime of love that she gave and was given from everyone who loved and knew her! You all did a wonderful job as husband, parents, sister, extended family and friends! Our love and prayers are with you all my friends.



Dr. and Mrs. Trujillo,

Our hearts go out to your whole entire family. Sandra was such a wonderful and loving person. I have never known someone with such a wonderful smile and love for life. Thank you so much for allowing all of us to know this amazing woman. I feel like my life has been blessed just from knowing her. God bless all of you during this time.
With all of our love,

Erica Crandall and family


Ellen Moore (Winston Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008


It is with such great sorrow that I read of Sandra's death this morning but her final words were of such moving beauty. Remembering our days together at Clemmons Moravian and FCDS with the girls are my most fond life memories. May God's peace and comfort be with you and your family always.

Ellen Keith Moore


Forsyth Cardiology Assoc (Winston-Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.


Dani J. (Winston-Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

I didn't know Sandra or her family, but I came across her obituary and was deeply touched in a moment when I am in desperate need of inspiration. I'm sure Sandra was a beautiful person and her light will shine on in all of you - her friends and family.



When I first met Sandra she conveyed to me her love of music and asked me "what are you listening to?".........well we were friends from there! She saw the love of music in my spirit and I saw her love of life in her spirit!! This Sandra that I was so blessed to know has left a vacancy in my life....but she will never be absent from my heart. Her spirit reminds me of a butterfly. As you watch a butterfly it flies around and touches several flowers in the garden all the while adding to the beauty of the garden with the beautiful wings flowing behind....Sandra was a beautiful butterfly......touching so many lives making them more beautiful. I am blessed to have had her walk into my life.... Peace and Blessings to the Trujillo Family


James Crandall (Winston Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

Erica had always told me what a beautiful woman Sandra was, and I finally had a chance to meet her a few months ago at dinner at Mi Pueblo. Her smile was radiant and she exuded love and warmth. Erica was absolutley right. My heart and love go out to the family and friends of a great person who is forever engrained in our hearts and our thoughts. Rest well, beautiful lady. You deserve it.


Sandy Mendenhall (Winston-Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

Dr. Trujillo and Ilene, I can only imagine the loss you feel. Your daughter was a wonderful person. What a magnificent spirit she had. Her joy for life showed in her face always, even during times I'm sure she didn't feel like smiling she managed to light up the room. I know that you and Mae Lib were always so very proud of her. In our job we have the pleasure of getting to know and caring for such special people and Sandra was certainly one of those. Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this time. God bless you all. Love, Sandy (and David) Mendenhall


Barbara & Clay Cale (Walnut Cove, NC) - 8 May 2008

Hernan, Dr. & Ms. Trujillo and Aliana -

I know you will miss Sandra tremendously. We all will. But I know you will remember the may blessings of the beautiful years you shared together.

She loved each of you so much and you were always her source of strength. She had a smile that was intoxicating and she never complained. She was a "Butterfly".

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Kelly Hawkins (clemmons, NC) - 8 May 2008

Sandra was a warm and wonderful person, and I feel it an honor to have gotten to know her. I am deeply going to miss her shining smile that she always had. Her wonderful parents that i have been so lucky to work for and you have allowed me to become a part of your family.You have become a big part of my life and i thank you for being such warm and loving people. Please know my prayers will be with you always. Sandra will always be with us. God Bless to your extended family.


Ryan and Kristal Cooke (Lexington, NC) - 8 May 2008

Dr. and Mrs. Trujillo and family,

I know you are deeply saddened by your loss, but at least you were there with her to experience it all and to take care of her. That is the same decision we made for my mother. My family will be praying for you in the days ahead that God will comfort you in a way that only He can.


Brooke Wozniak (Winston Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

Ilene, Patti and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandra will live in your hearts and remain with you forever. God Bless


Brenda Sink (Winston Salem, NC) - 8 May 2008

Ilene, Jaime, and Aliana.

My heart is sad with the loss of our Sandra. She was wonderful and certainly did enjoy the ride during her journey in life. When I think of her, I can't help but smile because she gave us so many laughs as she was growing up. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you. I will love and miss her always.



Mary Ellen Johnson (Greensboro, NC) - 8 May 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cass


Dawn Dunivant (Ultrasound) (Winston-Salem) - 8 May 2008

My heart feels the emptiness in your hearts now. You are a beautiful and strong family and will find strength together. I can only offer my love and condolences. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Much Love....

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