The body was in the kitchen, which was adjacent to her bedroom, according to a Mora County Sheriff's Department report. The bear apparently had been on the porch, broke a pane of glass in a door that led to the kitchen, then entered the house, said Sheriff John Sanchez.
Trujillo heated her home with wood and grew and canned some of her own food.
"She had the means to get updated things and she didn't want it. She wanted to stay as simple as possible," said Ortega, her grandson.
Trujillo, who was widowed in 1989, worked for 15 years in the local elementary schools' "foster grandparent" program, helping teachers in the classroom. The kids called her "Grandma."
She enjoyed stopping after Mass at El Nicho en Mora, where she and friends sat in the orange-and-turquoise booth by the front window, and she frequented the Mora Senior Citizens Center--she was there two days before her death--where she was remembered as pleasant, reserved and deeply religious.