Penny’s MRI results revealed that the trauma sustained by her brain was more severe than we had hoped. Penny fought bravely and with a strength that far surpassed her size and age, but ultimately, Penny’s body and mind could not reconcile the injuries she sustained. With family gathered around her, Penny made her transition to Spirit in the late evening hours of Sunday, April 16th, 2023.
The weight of this news has been a heavy burden and we thank all of you for your support over these last few weeks. We are assured in knowing Penny had those familiar to her by her side as well as the prayers from all of you to carry her soul where it may rest eternally.
The family does not want Penny’s life to be defined by this tragedy. Instead, we ask that she be remembered as the vibrant source of light she was. Penny was a force to all who knew her. She was a young girl who loved the color pink and all things “girly”. She was an artist and singer at heart, using her karaoke machine and tutus to perform her favorite pop songs for her family and friends. She loved gaming and ensuring her makeup and nail polish were always on point. In the warmer months, she enjoyed being in and around the water and savoring the taste of chocolate ice cream. Penny was a compassionate soul who was friendly to all she met. Whether she was fist bumping the staff at her school or getting her entire 4th grade class obsessed with Boba Tea, she always ensured those around her never felt alone or excluded. Her sense of humor was keen, and she loved sharing jokes, laughs, and hugs with her classmates and fellow girl scouts. She was sensitive to the needs of others while also having no problem voicing her opinions if she did not agree with you. Penny had a way of letting her face do the talking. We will miss her smile and the many faces she made in almost every picture we have of her. Her life was made special by the many people who loved her. We sincerely hope her memory and light continue to shine through all who knew her.
Penelope Alexis Pizarro, age 10, is survived by her father, David; her grandmother, Ventura; her mother, Zurma; her sister, Cece; and her devoted bonus mom, Nichole. The impact of this loss will undoubtedly ripple far past the immediate branches of Penny’s family tree. Penny’s life touched so many.
We will be celebrating Penny’s life on Thursday, April 20th at the Trujillo Family Funeral Home Chapel located at 110 Alvarado Drive SE in Albuquerque. The service will begin at 11:00 am. The closed casket burial will take place at 2:00 pm at the Mount Calvary Cemetery located at 1900 Edith Blvd. NE.
We encourage all who wish to commemorate Penny to join us and share the fond memories they have with her. Breaking with the traditional attire of memorial services, we are encouraging people to wear pink and all things that sparkle to honor Penny. We can’t imagine she would have wanted it any other way.
Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of
Trujillo Family Funeral Home
110 Alvarado Drive SE