The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Vigil, Aaron
Aaron Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2006 - Aaron Vigil, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2006. Survived by his parents, John Vigil and Haley Salazar; sisters, Emalee and Aleena Salazar and Katrina Vigil; grandparents, Carol Sullivan, Tom Ashton; aunts, Nicole and Cara Jean Ashton. Aaron was a bright-eyed, loving child. He will be loved and missed very much by all his family. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. You were only here for a short time, but we will hold your memory forever. You touched so many with your smiles. You are now with your family whom you have never met. You will be missed very much from deep in mom and dad's heart. We knew we were blessed right from the start. We love you Aaron, our sweet boy forever.

Vigil, Adeline
Adeline "Lina" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2005 - Adeline "Lina" Vigil, 91, formerly of Avondale, passed away on March 17, 2005, in Silver City, N.M., where she went to live with her "foster daughter" Sylvia (Sixto) Duran. Adeline was born July 23, 1913, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M., to Francisco Vigil and Sencionita Mondragon, who preceded her in death; also her brothers, Onesimo and wife, Timotea Vigil, Edward Vigil, who was like her son. She is survived by Sylvia (Sixto) Duran; nephew, Tony (Ruth) Vigil; several close cousins, several godchildren whom she was very proud of. Adeline was a member of the Sacred Heart League in Arroyo Hondo, N.M., the guard of honor in Pueblo and the Altar and Rosary Society of Avondale. She taught religious education for 16 years and was involved in several areas of her parish. Her hobbies included sewing, crafts and cooking. Her all-time favorite hobby was bingo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment St. Vrain Cemetery.

Vigil, Adelmo Aquin
Adelmo Aquin Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1999 - Adelmo Aquin Vigil, 58, departed this life April 27, 1999. Born in the San Luis Valley, March 3, 1941. He was a construction worker by trade. Time permitting, he liked going to Cripple Creek, playing billiard pool, family fishing outings and teaching his grandchildren how to catch the ``big one." He married Maria Elena Duran in Pueblo on Sept. 24, 1960. She survives as do his children, Corrina (Mike Montez) Lopez, Marina (Phillip) Amaro, Florie (Ray) DeTello and Maria (Johnny Mondragon) Vigil, all of Pueblo- seven grandchildren, Antonio Lopez, Ronald Lopez, Phillip Amaro Jr., Eric Lopez, Raymond DeTello Jr., Joseph DeTello and Johnny Mondragon Jr.- siblings, Evarisito (Lila) Vigil, Dora (Leo) Gutierrez, Louise (Nick) Aguilar, Gus (Juanita) Vigil, Willene Quiroz, Bea (Wes Gallegos) Hurst, Rudy (Theresa) Vigil, Sammy Vigil and Linda (Benny) Kaber- and other relatives and friends. Adelmo is predeceased by his parents, Malaquias and Mary Flavia Vigil, and two brothers, Michael and Navor Vigil. He lived in Pueblo for the past 56 years. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1133 Pine.

Vigil, Adonelia
Adonelia "Bonnie" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1986 - Adonelia "Bonnie" Vigil, Aug. 3, 1986. Mother of Beatrice Duenas and Frances Archuleta, Colorado Springs. Sister of Virginia Rodriquez and Richard Sandoval, Gardner. Also other relatives. Services: Sacred Heart Church, Gardner, Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Vigil, Albert P.
Albert (Alvaro) P. Vigil - Huerfano World - October 12, 2000 - Albert (Alvaro) P. Vigil, 74, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord Oct. 8, 2000. He was born Feb. 19, 1926 in Broadhead to the late Eva Quintana and Gilbert Vigil. Also preceded in death by his brother, Vince Vigil and sister, Viola Vigil. Mr. Vigil is survived by his loving wife, Margaret D. Vigil, Walsenburg; sons, Francis (Marguerite) Vigil, McGill, NV, and Jeffrey (Pamela) Vigil, Denver; three daughters, Brenda (Lawrence) Aguirre, Canon City, Regina (Steve) Bobian, Denver and Judith Vigil, Lake wood; brothers, Gilbert Vigil, Arthur Vigil and Bernard Vigil; sisters, Genevieve Atencio, Mercy Vigil, Gloria Martinez, Theresa Hargrove, Isabel Vigil and Bernice Espinoza. Also survived by his grandchildren, Angela Zamora, Jeffery Vigil, Adam Vigil, Stephen Bobian, Brandon Bobian, Matthew Aguirre, Jaime Aguirre and Lucas Aguirre. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and loved wood working and stamp collecting. He was also very active in St. Mary Church and sang in the choir. Vigil rosary, Wednesday at 7 p.m. and funeral mass Thursday (today) at 10 a.m., both from St. Mary Church with celebrant Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment to follow in North St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Mazzone Hall following rosary and Eagles Hall following mass.

Vigil, Alejandro
Alejandro Vigil – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Alejandro Vigil is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Alejandro Vigil: Mexican, age 35, married with five surviving children. He was a driver for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vigil, Alfonso B.
Alfonso B. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2003 - Alfonso B. Vigil, 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2003. Survived by his sisters, Margaret (Chris) Cruz, Ida (Joe) Esquibel, Connie (Frank) Espinoza; and numerous other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel followed by graveside services at 2 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Alice Marie
Alice Marie Vigil - Huerfano World - October 22, 1970 - Mrs. Alice Marie Vigil, of Westminster, died at her home Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, 1970, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Vigil was a former resident of Walsenburg. She was born in Walsenburg, was a graduate of St. Mary High School. She had attended the University of Denver and moved to Denver in 1946 where she was employed by the Lerners Stores and the Denver Dry Goods where she was assistant department manager and assistant buyer. Mrs. Vigil, a member of Holy Trinity Church in Westminster, was married to D.J. Vigil on April 16, 1940. Vigil is staff specialist with the Colorado Division of Employment. Mrs. Vigil was also a member of the Altar-Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary. Besides her husband, Mrs. Vigil is survived by a daughter, Miss Cheryl Joyce Vigil, of the family home; a brother, William G. Atencio Jr., of Pueblo; a sister, Miss Viola Atencio, Walsenburg; aunts, Miss Josephine Atencio and Mrs. Lahmer Reynolds, both of Walsenburg. She is the daughter-in-law of Mr. And Mrs. Damacio Vigil, Walsenburg. Earlier this year her father, William G. Atencio, died, as did two uncles. A concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection was offered, Monday at St. Mary Church. Interment was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Vigil, Allen J.
Allen J. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2004 - Allen J. Vigil, 41, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, May 16, 2004. Born Sept. 17, 1962, in California. Survived by daughter, Andrea Vigil; parents, Dionicio and Marvine Vigil. Also survived by two sisters and six brothers and other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Family Church. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vigil, Alvin Gary
Alvin Gary Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2000 - Alvin Gary Vigil, 41, of Pueblo West, went home to be with the Lord July 13, 2000. Born June 28, 1959. Preceded in death by his father, Angelo Xavier Vigil. Survived by his wife, Annette L. Vigil of the family home; daughters, Ashley R. Vigil and Amber C. Vigil of Pueblo West; mother, Sally Vigil of Pueblo; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louie and Nora Vigil, Pueblo; brothers, Melvin (MaryAnn) Vigil, Pueblo, and Floyd (Yvonne) Vigil, Pueblo; in-laws, Mike (Lynette) Vigil, Pueblo and Paul Vigil, West Covina, Calif.; sisters, Evelyn (Dave) Webb, Pueblo; in-laws, Pam (Jason) Garbiso, Pueblo West; grandparents, Louis (Annie) Vigil, Pueblo; Alvin's best friend, Ken Scott; a special uncle, Tony Trujillo, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Alvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Cardin. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Parish Hall after interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Vigil, Amaranti
Amaranti Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1982 - Amaranti Vigil, passed away at a local nursing home, Dec. 29, 1982. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Victoria Esparza, Freedom, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Mrs. Loretta Hernandez, Freedom, Calif.; Joe Vigil, Oregon; Mrs. Delia Lucero, Mrs. Elizabeth Olivas, Mrs. Rosie Rivers and Charlie Sisneros, all of the Salt Lake City, Utah; and brother-in-law, Stanley Cabell, Pueblo. He was born in San Luis, Colo., on April 12, 1911, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Service will be held, 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Rouch Chapel, with the Rev. William V. Powers officiating, Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Ana
Ana A. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2002 - Ana A. Vigil, 101, passed away Sept. 25, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Felipe J. Vigil; sons, Theodore and Leadore Vigil; daughter-in-law, Angie Vigil; grandchildren, Ana and John Vigil.; and great-grandchild, Lea Gonzales. Survived by her sons, Ray (Francis) Vigil, Robert (Margie) Vigil, Wilfred (Betty) Vigil, Bernard (Esther) Vigil; daughter, Mary (Bill) Hambric; 26 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Rosary, Sunday, 6 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to St. Aloysius Church for the Religious Education Program in her memory. Family will greet friends and relatives at the church hall for lunch after the interment.

Vigil, Andrew Scott Ingle
Andrew Scott Ingle Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2002 - Andrew Scott Ingle Vigil, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 26, 2002, in Austin, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1973, in Pueblo. He graduated from Pueblo South High School in 1991. He also graduated in 1996 with an electrical engineering degree from the University of Tulsa. Andrew is preceded in death by his grandparents, George Ingle Smith, Joseph and Josephine Vigil. He is survived by his parents, Bernard and Alison Vigil; grandmother, Virginia C. Smith; brother, Kenneth Vigil; sisters, Kimberly Vigil, and Valerie (Shane) Mullen; nephews, Brandt and Ethan Mullen; niece, Anessa Mullen; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Being the youngest advancing executive within Cisco Systems, Andrew received many prestigious awards and had recently received the distinguished executive of the year award. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, the Rev. Roger Dorcy, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 8 Mendecino Drive, Pueblo, Colo.

Vigil, Angelina C.
Angelina C. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1986 - Angelina C. Vigil, late of 1127 Cypress, Pueblo, passed away July 23, 1986. Mrs. Vigil was born in Springer, N.M., Nov. 27, 1929, and resided in Pueblo for the past 55 years. She is survived by her husband, Leadore C. Vigil; children, Mary Ellen (Sam) Santistevan, Mike (Loretta) Rosales, Elizabeth (Perry) Smith Jr.; five grandchildren, Sammy, Kristina, Antonio, Audrey, and Stephanie. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Solano; brothers and sisters, Inez (Ray) Duran, Joseph (Merline) Solano, Floyd (Sadie) Solano, Betty (Ray) Lara, all of Pueblo; Rosemary (Al) Lucero, Leroy (Dora) Solano, all of Denver; Martha (Leo) Santistevan of California; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at St. Francis Church. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, with Father John O'Flynn officiating. Services will conclude following Mass. Family will receive friends at Fulton Heights Recreation Center following Mass. Contributions may be made to the Angelina Vigil Memorial Fund through the funeral home office. Family receiving friends and relatives at the home of Mike Rosales, 8 Gradishar Place.

Vigil, Anna
Anna Vigil - Huerfano World - August 21, 1980 - Anna Vigil, matriarch of a five-generation family, died August 14, 1980, at Huerfano memorial Hospital. She was 91. Mrs. Vigil was a native of Walsenburg, born here on Oct. 9, 1888. As a young woman, she married Emitterio Herrera and they homesteaded in the Rattlesnake Buttes area east of Walsenburg. Widowed six years later with four young children to care for, she returned to the home of her foster parents, the late Placida and Cornelio Duran. She was married in 1957 to Abran Vigil who died in 1967. After living in Pueblo for a number of years, Mrs. Vigil returned to Huerfano County in 1976 to make her home with daughter, Molly Bailey, in La Veta. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Vigil is survived by three sons: Jesus Duran of Kennewick, WA; Jose S. Duran and Eppy Duran of Pueblo; a sister, Anastacia Salazar, and a brother Tovias Pacheco, both of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial was at Mount Carmel Church and burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo on Saturday.

Vigil, Annie Marie
Annie Marie Vigil - Huerfano World - May 28, 1998 - Annie Marie Vigil, 89, of Walsenburg, died May 23, 1998 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 2, 1908 in La Veta to Antonio and Josefa Martinez Ward, she lived all of her life in Huerfano County. Mrs. Vigil was a member of St. Mary Church and the Altar Society. She was married to Amando Ben Vigil who died in 1977. She is survived by her children, Viola Miller, Walsenburg, Tommy Vigil, Sanford, Mary Ann Casias, Angela Montano and Nellie Montano, Denver; close friend, Manuel Griego, Walsenburg; 28 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary for Mrs. Vigil will be at 6 p.m. Thursday (today) and funeral mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. Both from St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Anselmo B.
Anselmo B. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2001 - Anselmo B. Vigil, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2000. Mr. Vigil was born March 23, 1916, in Springer, N.M. He is preceded in death by his wife, Julia L. Vigil, and numerous other relatives. Survived by children, Juan B. (Sonia) Vigil, Pampa, Texas, Nora (Nick) Sisneros, Chicago, Ill., Ramona Vigil, Denver, Teresa Moreno, Gilbert (Claudine) Vigil, Doris (Francisco) Arzate and Antoinette (Ginger) Rendon, all of Pueblo, and Alfonso (Nancy) Vigil, Pampa, Texas; sisters, Vangie (Vincent) Serna, and Eufemia Portillos, both of New Mexico, and Bertha Jaramillo of California; as well as numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Leander's Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home.

Vigil, Antonio
Antonio Vigil - Walsenburg World-Independent - September 20, 1934 - Pioneer Resident Of County Passes Away at Ranch - Funeral for Antonio Vigil to be Saturday Morning At 10 O'clock - Antonio Vigil, 54 a resident of Huerfano county all his life, died at his ranch home near North Veta this morning at 4:30 o'clock after a lingering illness of nearly two years. Mr. Vigil and his family had lived on their ranch about 4 miles north of North Veta for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Fedelia; eight sons; Maclovio, of Del Carbon, Adonais, Jacob and Anastacio, all of Alamo Felipe, Elfrido and Presentasion of North Veta; three daughters; Mrs. Garbielita Martinez, Mrs. Rosa Castro, both of Walsenburg and Precedes Vigil of North Veta. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the home at North Veta at 10 o'clock, and interment will be at the San Arroya cemetery under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. World Independent – September 22, 1934 - Pioneer Funeral Held This Morning - Funeral services for Antonio Vigil, 54-year-old pioneer of the county, who died on his ranch near North Veta early Thursday morning, were held from the home at 10 o'clock this morning under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. His survivors include his wife, Fedelia, eight sons, three daughters and fifteen grandchildren attended and many friends.

Vigil, Antonio
Antonio (Tony) Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1987 - Antonio (Tony) Vigil, 62, passed away July 15, 1987, at Trujillo Creek. Born Dec. 26, 1924. He will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Valdez Mortuary and from 3 p.m. to rosary at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aguilar. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Trujillo Creek Cemetery.

Vigil, Antonio Elias
Antonio Vigil - Huerfano World - January 14, 1993 - Huerfano Antonio Elias (Lee) Vigil, died in Poudre Valley Hospital January 10, 1993. Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Walsenburg, he married Marcelina Hernandez of Amarillo, TX, Feb. 18, 1945 in Walsenburg. They moved to Fort Collins in 1947 and to Bellvue in 1950. He enlisted in the Anti-Aircraft Battalion Division in Walsenburg in 1942 and was stationed at Camp Callan, near San Diego, CA. After the military he worked on the farms and on the water tunnels in Poudre Canyon and for the Ideal Basic Cement Company for 20 years. He was a member of the Catholic Brotherhood in Walsenburg, DAV Chapter #5 of Fort Collins, the Bellvue Grange and an active member of the Democratic Party. Survivors include his wife, Marcelina; his children, Ret. M/Sgt. Air Force Joseph Vigil, San Antonio, TX, Susie Ann Vigil, Bellvue, Frances Cheatam and Nancy DeHerrera, Fort Collins and Mike Vigil and four grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fort Collins. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Vigil, Arthur
Arthur Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1999 - Arthur Vigil, 80, of Pueblo West, formerly of Minturn, Colo., passed away Jan. 24, 1999, at his Pueblo West home after a brief illness. Born in Wagon Mound, N.M., on Dec. 24, 1918, to Thomas and Emiteria Vigil. Arthur married Mary Gonzales on Dec. 3, 1947, in Raton, N.M. Survived by his wife, Mary, of Pueblo West- seven children, Mary Ann (Ron) Garrimone, Denver, Gloria (John) Shore, Casper, Wyo., Nancy Thompson (Bill Martinez), Redcliff, Colo., Vivian Hermosillo (Armando Hernandez), Edwards, Colo., Arthur (Luann) Vigil Jr., Leadville, Colo., Patty Williams, Pueblo West, and Andy (Tina) Vigil, Minturn, Colo.- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren- five sisters, Delores Medina, Aurora Duran, Ida Chavez, Juanita Salazar and Lucille Trujillo- and four brothers, John Vigil, Paul Salazar, Jesse Salazar and Jose Red" Vigil- and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents- three brothers, Andy, Marcello and Candido Vigil- and one sister, Viola Portillo. Arthur served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran, receiving numerous medals. He lived in Utah for 17 years and then moved to Denver, Colo., in 1964. He then transferred to Vail, Colo., as a union carpenter where he lived from 1969 to 1998. He had a great love for the mountains where he loved to fish and hunt. Arthur will be remembered for the love and impact he had on his family and everyone he came in touch with. He will be sadly missed by everyone who loved and knew him. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment at Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colo., at 2 p.m. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Vigil, Ben
Ben Vigil - Huerfano World – August 31, 2006 – Ben Vigil, 79, a former Walsenburg resident and retired businessman, passed away August 24 at his Pueblo home. Vigil was preceded in death by his wife, Cordelia. His survivors include his children, Gerald Vigil and Karen Vigil, both of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St. in Pueblo. Internment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Colorado 78. Family will receive friends at Romero's reception hall following the burial rites. Family can be reached at 561-8267. Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2006 - Ben Vigil, 79, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Aug. 24, 2006, at home. Ben served as an Army corporal in the Korean War. Early on, Ben was a construction worker. With his wife's help, he went on to work as a contractor, and trader of properties and small machinery. He owned small motels, a restaurant and a gift shop. His service to the Walsenburg area included stints on the school board, hospital board, city council and the Northland Improvement District. He greatly enjoyed his many friends and helping his children with their home and auto projects. He cherished both his human and canine families. He always was ready for a road trip. On a Colorado drive, he would point out the highways he helped build and recount the antics of his former co-workers. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cordelia; and his parents, Ben and Eva Vigil; and daughter, Katherine Vigil. He is survived by his son, Gerald G. Vigil; and daughter, Karen Vigil, both of Pueblo. Other survivors include brothers, Aaron Vigil and Efren Vigil, both of Denver; sisters, Juanita Maes of Red Wing, Eunice Romero of Pueblo, Priscilla McGee of Muskegon, Mich., Fran Gomez of Rochester, Minn., and Ellen Gomez of Longmont. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Family Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial. Donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter or charity of your choice. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Bensencio
Bensencio Vigil – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – January 16, 1960 – Springs Man Dies in Accident West of Trinidad – Bensencio Vigil, 54, 2218 E. Dale St. and Cortez, Colo., died early this morning when his car slid out of control on a bridge and finally ended up in the Purgatorie River 10 miles west of Trinidad. The Colorado State Patrol said the accident occurred about 2 a.m. as Vigil's car, traveling south on a county road in Las Animas County, went out of control and skidded counter-clockwise on a bridge for 28 feet. The State patrol reported that the left front of the car went off the bridge and then the car skidded another 24 feet before the rear of the vehicle left the bridge. The car dropped 20 feet into the Purgatorie River, landing on its front end (and) went another 30 feet along the bottom of the river bed, winding up on its wheels, the Patrol reported. State Patrol Cpl. Ernest Rodosevich and Patrolman Raymond Smith, of the Pueblo Division said Vigil was impaled on a piece of steel railing on the bridge when the vehicle plunged into the river. The investigators said a piece of steel railing pierced the driver's neck, going thru the right side of his neck and down into his shoulder. Vigil was apparently killed instantly. Vigil was born April 28, 1905 in Tercio, Colo. He had worked in southern Colorado coal mines for the last 25 years and was employed by the Allen Mine near Weston at the time of his death. He was a member of United Mine Workers Local 5879. He is survived by his wife, Mary Vigil; two sons, Ben and Bob Vigil all of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Julius Mentor, Rifle; Dolores and Jennie Vigil, both of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Esequiel and Floyd Vigil, both of California; three sisters, Rose Trujillo, Colorado Springs; Susie Williams, of California; and Mark Bokis, Colorado Springs; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Funeral services will be announced later by Mullare Funeral Home of Trinidad. Vigil's death was the 18th traffic fatality of the year, compared to nine at this time in 1959.

Vigil, Betty A.
Betty A. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2004 - Betty A. Vigil, 51, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2004. Born Aug. 17, 1953, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Adolph Vigil Jr. Survived by son, Daniel Adolph Vigil; mother, Julia Vigil; brothers, James Vigil and Francis Vigil; nephew, John Vigil; sister, Mary Jane (Storm) Vigil-Porter; niece, Rosalie Pacheco-Baros; great-niece, Jasmine Baros; best friends, Debra (Michael) Martinez-Martinez and Natasha Martinez-Martinez. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Vigil, Caroline
Caroline "Carrie" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 - Caroline "Carrie" Vigil, 84, a lifetime Puebloan, departed this life May 18, 2006, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1921, to Rosalio and Tomasa Marquez, who preceded her in death. Also preceded by brother, Joe Marquez. Carrie was a member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No. 145, Altar Society of Assumption Church, Ministry of Praise, and Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed socializing with her friends, shopping and music. Carrie is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Pete A. Vigil; her sons, Eddie (Paula) Navarro, Robert (Darlene) Navarro, Daryl (Frances) Vigil; brothers, Leo Marquez and Ernie (Rita) Marquez; her special pet "Shoddy," numerous compadres, comadres, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Father Benjamin Bacino, Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family receiving friends at 2 Trent Court.

Vigil, Cecelia J.
Cecelia J. Vigil - Huerfano World - February 8, 2001 - Cecelia J. Vigil, 68, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away Jan. 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Preceded in death by husband Roger Vigil. Survived by sister, Sofie Montez, Paris, CA; children, Ronnie Vigil, Margaret Vigil, Betty (Tony) Ramirez, Los Angeles, Susie Lopez and Roger Vigil Jr., Walsenburg; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service was held in Los Angeles.

Vigil, Charles Loyd Steve
Charles Loyd Steve Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2006 - Charles Loyd Steve Vigil, 48, a lifetime Pueblo resident, born Aug. 11, 1957, passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center. Charles was a drummer by profession, and played with various bands: Blackwater, Cheek to Cheek, Silver Eagle, Crossfire, Hot Iron, Harold Dean and the Lat Ride. Charles had a love for music from an early age while attending Minnequa Elementary and Corwin Middle School. He graduated from Central High School. He also lived in Lamar, Miami and New Mexico. In addition to his love of music, Charles enjoyed cooking, fishing, good times, flipping through magazines and watching classic cartoons and movies. In 1996, Charles married Sarah Darlene Thompson in La Veta, Colo. Survived by his wife, Darlene Vigil; parents, Eliseo and Lucy (Ortiz) Vigil; children, Jessica Taylor, Steven and Michael Given and Felicia Allen; siblings, Stanley Ortiz, Lillian (Vigil) Lewis, Gerald and Michael Vigil; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1107 Crystal Place.

Vigil, Charley
Charley Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2005 - Charley Vigil, 76, of Rocky Ford, passed away May 25, 2005, born in San Luis, Colo., April 15, 1929. He is preceded in death by his parents, Noverto and Emilianita Vigil; siblings, Remejio, Orlanito, Adolph, Geraldine (John) Martinez, Francisco, Benenito and Jennie. Survived by sisters, Lovine (David) Martinez, Rocky Ford, JoAnn (Martin) Marrujo, Pueblo West, and Patsy Vigil, La Junta Charley enjoyed painting statues, building, sewing and was an excellent cook. He especially loved his little Chihuahua Gussie. Charley served his country in the U.S. Army. Visitation, 6 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in La Junta. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Peters Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home and Grooms Crematory.

Vigil, Christie Rael
Christie Rael Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1997 - Christie Rael Vigil, 71, died July 27, 1997. Preceded in death by her father, Albert J. Rael Jr., in 1985- mother, Sylviana, in 1954- and husband, Faustin Vigil, in 1983- and sons, Gilbert J. Rael, in 1984, James Sells, in 1994. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony J. ``Tony" Rael, in 1988. Survived by daughter, Veronica Medina- and grandchildren, Yolanda, David, Raquel Medina, all of Colorado Springs. Also survived by a longtime true best friend, Eli Manzanares of 22 years- other grandchildren from Pueblo, Christine, Kathy, Shanna, Mary, Rose, Gilbert Rael and James Sells- four brothers, Edmund (Gloria) Rael, Gerald (Viola) Rael, Ernest (Mattie) Rael, Louis (Cathy) Rael- three sisters, Lucy (Wilfred) Madrid, Annie (John) Lafler and Angela Quintana- and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives. Mrs. Vigil retired from the Department of Social Services in Pueblo in 1981. She attended Praise Assembly of God Church and enjoyed bingo, crocheting and cooking. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Praise Assembly of God Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Vigil, Clovis
Clovis E. Vigil - Huerfano World - November 30, 2000 - Clovis E. Vigil, 69, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 23, 2000. Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Butte Valley to the late Adonias and Rose Vigil, he was a rancher most of his life and a retired civil servant with the Pueblo Army Depot. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Vigil is survived by his wife, Diana Vigil of Walsenburg; Clovis (Elaine) Vigil Jr., Ruby (Tony) Vigil and Charles Lee (Dana) Vigil, all of Walsenburg, Anthony (Jamie) Gonzales, Randy (Sherry) Vigil and Anita (Greg) Zanon, Pueblo and Adam (Sue) Vigil, Colorado City; sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four sisters, five brothers, numerous nieces and nephews. Service, 1 p.m. Monday from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Military honors, Fort Carson Ritual Team. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

Vigil, Clovis Edalio
Clovis Edalio Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Clovis Edalio Vigil, 69, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. Survived by his wife, Diana Vigil; children, Clovis (Elaine) Vigil Jr., Ruby (Tony) Vigil, Charles Lee (Dana) Vigil, Walsenburg, Anthony (Jamie) Gonzales, Anita (Greg) Zanon, Pueblo, Adam (Sue) Vigil, Colorado City, and Randy (Sherry) Vigil, Pueblo; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters; five brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service, 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Cremation to follow, Almont Crematory, Pueblo, Colo.

Vigil, Clyde Claude
Clyde Claude Vigil - Spokesman-Review - February 25, 2005 - Funeral for Clyde Vigil, 96, will be today at 1 p.m. at Lidgerwood Evangelical Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Vigil, who died last Friday, was born in Trinidad, Colo., and lived in Spokane for many years. He graduated from North Central High School in 1928 and worked in the lookouts for the Forest Service during the summers. Later, he worked as a furniture refinisher. He married Norma Munkwitz in 1932. After his retirement in 1973, he enjoyed working in the yard, fishing, square dancing and bowling, and singing with the Spokane Melody Singers. He had been a member of Lidgerwood Evangelical Church since 1939 and was a charter member if the Hi-Flyers Square Dance Club and a member of Hix-n-Chix and Diamond Squares. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ronald Vigil of Seattle, Jerald Vigil of Spangle and Randy Vigil of Deer Park; a daughter, Claudia Amsbury of Spokane; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Vigil, Connie E.
Connie E. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2003 - Connie E. Vigil, 51, passed away Aug. 29, 2003. Survived by her husband, Michael R.; children, Michelle Vigil (Mike Ulibarri) and Brandon Vigil (Chanae Bobian); grandchildren, Brandon Jeremy Vigil-Archuleta, his mother, Jamie Archuleta-Torres and Brandis Jade Vigil; sister, Leona (Edward) Sandoval; brothers, Richard (Virginia) Romero, Cye Romero, and Ruben (Rita) Romero; mother-in-law, Marie Vigil, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Cye and Della Romero; sister, Agnes "Dolly" Martinez; father-in-law, Jose Reuben Vigil; and special companion, "Rita Rae." Connie was born on June 11, 1952, in Pueblo. She enjoyed family functions, and making people laugh, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, and the memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, with the Rev. Fr. Ron Roche as celebrant. Both services will be held at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th Street and Grand Avenue. Those who desire may make memorials to the Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Association through the funeral home. Family and friends will be received at 2112 W. 13th St. Online condolences, www.- montgomerysteward.com.

Vigil, Cora
Cora Vigil - Denver Post - December 15, 1994 - Cora Vigil, Homemaker, 72 - Cora Vigil of Portland, Ore., a homemaker, died Dec. 4. She was 72. Services were Dec. 9 at Bear Valley Christian Church. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. She was born March 8, 1922, in Walsenburg. She is survived by a son, Alfonso Romero, Portland; two daughters, Emily Chavez, Wheat Ridge, and Julia Tafoya, Denver; two sisters, Nora Gomez, Pueblo, and Helen Vilapando, Denver; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Vigil, Cordelia Guadalupe
Cordelia Guadalupe Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2001 - Cordelia Guadalupe Vigil died Sept. 20, 2001, in Pueblo. She was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Gardner, Colo., to the union of Juan Benito and Maria Elena (Salazar) Pacheco. Preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Katherine Vigil and several brothers and sisters. Cordelia was a gentle, caring person who fought a long, brave battle with heart disease. Cordelia spent most of her life in Walsenburg. She found great solace in nature, wished people everywhere would be kinder to each other and worried about man's treatment of the earth. Left to celebrate all the happiness and love she brought to their lives are Ben Vigil, her husband of 53 years, and children, Gerald and Karen Vigil, all of Pueblo. Also survived by her sisters, Irene Abe of Pueblo, Amada Gonzales of Walsenburg and Lyda Castro of Napa, Calif., along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity. A brief recitation of the rosary will be followed by a prayer service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78, followed by burial there. Family will greet relatives and friends at Imperial's reception hall following services.

Vigil, Damaso
Damaso "Damas" Vigil - Rocky Mountain News - July 26, 1989 - Damaso "Damas" Vigil late of Denver died July 23, 1989 in Denver. A Denver resident since 1954, where he served as a deputy sheriff for the City & County of Denver until his retirement. Formerly of Walsenburg, he served as County Clerk and Recorder for 10 Years for Huerfano County. He was the son of Damacio and Marguarita Vigil, Prominent Pioneer family of Huerfano County. He is survived by his wife Jean Vigil children, Geraldine (William) Simons, Crystal Lake, IL, Betty Rose Huff, Denver, son James (DeAnn) Vigil Lakewood; sisters, Rachael Swift, Denver, Sarah Swift, Chicago, IL and Millie Larribas, Albuquerque, NM; Preceded in death by former wife Dora Vigil in 1979; also survived by nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rivera Chapel, with The Reverend Bob Clark officiating. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, CO.

Vigil, Dan
Dan "Ernie" Vigil - Huerfano World - September 16, 1993 - Dan "Ernie" Vigil, 71, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 10, 1993, following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 21, 1921 in Sunnyside, he was a lifetime resident of Walsenburg and was a prominent businessman in the community for over 25 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Elks Lodge. Survivors include a sister, Viola M. Montoya, Corrales, NM; aunts, nephews, nieces and special friends. Per his request, cremation.

Vigil, David
David Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2000 - David Vigil, 75, of Pueblo, born July 14, 1924, formerly of Boone, passed away Jan. 20, 2000. Preceded in death by daughter, Debbie Sanchez. Survived by his wife, Donna Vigil; stepson, Gary Mason; brother, Robert (Maria) Vigil; sisters, Rosie Valdez and Martha (Leo) Valdez; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Vigil retired from the PAD in 1979. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Vigil, Doctor
Doctor Vigil – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 24, 1874 – The body of Doctor Virgil, who died about one month since at the Schuyler House, in South Pueblo, was exhumed yesterday at the Masonic cemetery, and will be sent east this morning to Troy, New York, where his relatives reside. [Editor's Note: No other mention of Dr. Virgil was found in the previous month's newspapers, at least by searching on “Virgil” and on “Vigil,” in case this article was a typo.  “Masonic” was searched as well.]

Vigil, Donald G.
Donald G. Vigil – Huerfano World – January 18, 2001 - Donald G. Vigil, 55, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 15, 2001. Born Nov. 12, 1945 in Walsenburg, he was a graduate of Walsenburg High School and served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He had lived in Pueblo for over 30 years where he worked in sales. He loved his family and his junk. He was preceded in death by his father, Reynaldo Vigil. Survivors include his children, Cynthia (Rodney) Pacheco, Dr. Tammy Vigil and Sra. David Vigil; grandchildren, Gabriel and Andrew Pacheco; his mother, Naborista Vigil; brother, Leroy Vigil; sisters, Eva Vigil, Elizabeth (Henry) Prien and Ernestine (Andy) Martinez; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be at Emanuel Apostolic Temple Friday at 7 p.m. and a 10 a.m. Saturday burial.

Vigil, Edmund
Edmund Vigil - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - Edmund "Mundo" Vigil, Denver died June 28, 1993, in a hospital in that city after a lengthy illness. He was graduated from Huerfano County High School and attended college in Alamosa. He later moved to Denver. He is survived by his wife, Nanette Wood Vigil, Denver; three sons, one daughter and two-step children; three brothers, Modesto Vigil and Fred Vigil, Pueblo and Frank Aranda, Trinidad; two sisters, Mary Baer, Springfield, OR, and Ginny Vigil, Walsenburg; several grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews and special nieces Rosie and Tuttie Thomas Duran. Cremation. A memorial mass was from All Saints Church in Denver July 2.

Vigil, Edwin
Edwin Vigil - Huerfano World - December 7, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of my husband, and father, Edwin Vigil who died Nov. 29, 1988. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, Viola, sons, Nick, Jim, Mark, Eugene, Keith and grandchildren.

Vigil, Elaine
Elaine Vigil - Vail Daily News - April 25, 2004 - Elaine Vigil, a Dotsero resident since 1979, died Tuesday. She was 46. Vigil was born July 5, 1957 in Rocky Ford, Colo., and spent her childhood in Avondale, Colo. She attended high school in Pueblo. She married Henry Vigil in June, 1979, in Pueblo. Her hobbies included camping and spending time with loved ones, friends and family members said. She was preceded in death by brothers Gerald Garbiso and Dave Biggar and a sister, Barbara Cruz. Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Henry, Sheila and Lisa, all of Dotsero; her parents, Louie and Rose Garbiso; brothers Lonnie Garbiso of Las Vegas, Nev., Randy Garbiso of Pueblo and Gene Biggar of Pueblo; sisters Janet Mata of La Junta, Colo., and Beverly Garbiso of Pueblo; uncle Lorenzo Cruz of Denver; and a grandchild, Adrien Barela of Dotsero. All services will take place Sunday and Monday at St. Mary's Church in Eagle. Visiting hours being at 6:30 p.m., Sunday followed by a rosary at 7:30 p.m. A mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday.

Vigil, Elisa Danille
Elisa Danille Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1986 - Elisa Danille Vigil, infant daughter of Dean and Debbie Trujillo-Vigil of 2001 E. 19th, passed away Oct. 20, 1986. Survived also by a brother, Justin Vigil; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Aragon, Mrs. Delia Hernandez, Don Vigil; great-grandfather, Daniel Medina. Mass of the Angels, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church. Interment. Roselawn.

Vigil, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth "Liz" J. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Elizabeth "Liz" J. Vigil Passed away April 11, 2002, in Pueblo after a long illness with cancer. Liz was born on March 1, 1962, in Melrose, Mass. Liz is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Lawrence Vigil; children, Dustin, Sheawna, and Janelle Vigil; parents, Arthur and Sarah Durning; parents-in-law, Ben and Juanita Vigil; special friends, Eleanor Valdez, and Judy Krasovec; brothers, Don (Christie) Durning, and Petty Officer 1st Class Arthur (Mary) Durning; sisters, Sherry Herrera, and Andrea (Vince) Bunker; and numerous relatives and other friends. Liz worked for School District 60 for 20 years. Liz loved spending time with her family, especially her children. She and Lawrence loved the mountains. Memorial Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church, 2825 Lakeview, Pueblo. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory through the funeral home office.

Vigil, Ellionore H.
Ellionore H. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1986 - Ellionore H. Vigil, 53, of 33550 Highway 96, Space 130, Meadowbrook Trailer Park, died Jan. 18, 1986. Wife of Floyd E. Vigil; stepmother of Patty (Laurence) Padilla, Avondale, Alice (Arturo) Marrufo, Avondale, Mike Vigil, Avondale. She also is survived by one granddaughter, Lisa Marrufo. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 33550 Highway 96, Space 130.

Vigil, Eloisa
Eloisa Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1986 - Eloisa Vigil, 62, late of 1602 E. Second Street, died June 11, 1986. Wife of Joe E. Vigil, and mother of Marcella (Martin) Flores, Joe D. (Patricia) Vigil, Carol (Florencio) Medina, Lillian (Mark) Sanchez, and Freida (Ernest) Padilla, all of Pueblo. A sister of Henry Lopez, Lydia Vigil, Emily Gonzales, and Shirley Gonzales, all of Rocky Ford; and Flora Gallegos and Benny Padilla, both of Manzanola. Nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews also survive. Recitation of rosary, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn. Friends will be received at 1602 E. Second.

Vigil, Eloy
Eloy “Yogi” Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1993 - Eloy “Yogi” Vigil, 67, passed away at a local hospital on Feb. 13, 1993. He is preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Maria Vigil; and daughter, Andrea. Survived by his loving wife, Orlinda of the family home; three children, Erlinda (Rito) Rodriguez, Eloy (Fran), and Levi (Theresa) Vigil, all of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Joe (Cora) Vigil, Pueblo, Ercilia (Bill) Frias, Denver, Zella Garbiso, Grace Montoya and Tino (Isabel) Vigil, all of Walsenburg. Also survived by nine loving grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other great relatives and friends. Mr. Vigil was born July 30, 1925, in Rouse, Colo. He was retired from the CF&I after 32 years of service. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday and Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Both services will be held at St. Francis Church with Rev. Ron Roche, officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following the interment the family will receive friends at LaVista Hills Hall, 3330 Arena Road, Pueblo. Huerfano World - February 15, 2001 - In Loving memory of Uncle Eloy Vigil, who died February 13, 1993 and brother Fernando W. Vigil Sr., who died February 23, 1993 and mother Sadie Pacheco, on her birthday February 18, and friend Dora Medina, on her birthday February 21, and died February 25, 1997. Sadly missed by, Per, Esther, Tina, Arnold Vigil and families. Also the Vigil and Pacheco families

Vigil, Elvira
Elvira Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1997 - Elvira Vigil, 91, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997. Survived by four children, Ersie Wilkins, Flora (Gilbert) Rice, Walsenburg, Frances (Ken) Wiscamb, Denver, and Mike (Maria) Vigil, Silver City, N.M.- a sister, Margaret Martinez, Pueblo- grandchildren, Gary (Monica) Wilkins, Elaine (Nick) Gannon, California, Joyce Wilkins, Rob Rice, Francine Winterboer, Denver, Tom (Jeri) Rice, Walsenburg, Glenn (Pauline) Espinoza, Jeff (Patty) Vigil, New Mexico, and Adeline (Vince) Haberkorn, Leadville- 15 great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Maclovio "Mike" Vigil on Oct. 10, 1987- and two grandsons, Michael Espinoza and Mark Vigil. Rosary, 4 p.m. today, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel, recited by the Altar Society. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church with Father Frank Davied, O.F.M., officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Elvira
Elvira Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2000 - Elvira Vigil, 94, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 30, 1999. Born April 23, 1905, in Farisita, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Isaias A. Vigil; parents, Librado and Jacintita Sanchez; son, Jimmy Vigil; brothers, Juan Sanchez, Salvador Sanchez, David Sanchez and Moises Sanchez; and sisters, Mary Bustos and Polly Vigil. Survived by her children, Cassie (Nan) Vigil, Pueblo, Florence (Lee Roy) Lujan, Pueblo, Berman (Ann) Vigil, Glenburnie, Md., Mary Dorothy Trujillo, Pueblo, Mary Frances (Bob) Solano, Phoenix, Ariz., and Annabelle (Bob) Apodaca, Pueblo; sisters, Lilia Codding, Commerce City, and Melinda (Solomon) Quintana, Denver, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Elvira enjoyed sewing, crocheting, making blankets and the time she spent with her family and also the time spent in her flower garden. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Leander Church, Msgr. Howard L. Delaney, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food. Relatives and friends will be received at G.I. Forum, 125 E. River, after the interment.

Vigil, Emilianita
Emilianita Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Emilianita Vigil, 81, late of 18433 Road EE, Rocky Ford, and formerly of San Luis, died Feb. 22, 1986. Wife of Norverto Vigil and mother of Charlie Vigil, Francisco (Stella) Vigil and Lovine (David) Martinez, all of Rocky Ford, Geraldine (John) Martinez of San Pablo, Calif., JoAnn (Martin) Marrujo of Fort Collins and Patsy (Ed) DeHerrera of Colorado Springs. A sister of Eulalia Sanchez of San Luis, 19 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren also survive. Evening Mass, 7 o'clock Sunday, and rosary prayer service, 1 p.m. Monday, both services at St. Peter Church in Rocky Ford. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

Vigil, Emma M.
Emma M. Vigil - Huerfano World - February 1, 2007 - It was a sunny January 29 day when the Lord cradled our beautiful mother in His arms and took her home. Emma was born January 1 to Gertrude and Sabas Duran in East Cucharas. Emma has been reunited with her parents, four brothers, four sisters, one grandson and her husband, Jake who preceded her in death. She is survived by three sisters: Mary Mares, Pueblo; Ophelia Martinez, Walsenburg; and Judy Vigil, San Francisco, CA. She is also survived by her children: Tom (Geraldine) Martinez, Wilfred (Veronica) Martinez, Patricia (Audra) Martinez, Debra (Thomas) Aichlmayr, Cheryl (Robert) Valdes, Ronald Vigil, Jacqueline Aragon, Richard (Loretta) Vigil and her beloved grandson, Josh Valdes. Mrs. Vigil had 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, who were the apple of her eye and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Our mother was a most special lady who devoted her life and love to God and her family. Funeral mass at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2007, from St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Interment in Masonic Cemetery. a reception will follow at the Eagles, 612 Main Street.

Vigil, Ennie Maria
Ennie Maria Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - Ennie Maria Vigil, 77, departed this life May 26, 2006, at her home with her family by her bedside. She was born March 15, 1929, in Costilla, N.M., to Alfredo and Faustina Quintana, who preceded her in death; along with daughter, Theresa Benavidez; brothers Tony, Praxedes and Clor Quintana; sister, Viola Trujillo; in-laws, Jose Elizando, Sinforosa C. Vigil, Felix and Paul Vigil. Ennie was a very faithful Catholic and attended church at Sacred Heart of Avondale. She was very devoted to her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Special thanks to Hospice, Dr. Bahugana, and Bobbie from Argus. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Fares Vigil; her children, Andy Vigil, Fred (Alicia) Vigil, Arthur (Darlene) Vigil, Mary Ann (Praxie) Vigil, Bernadette (Mike) Rodriguez, Chris (Jacquelyn) Vigil; brother, Joe (Bernice) Quintana; sisters, Lorraine (Tony) Trujillo and Elsie (Bernardo) Moya; special grandson, Dave Vigil; 27 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale, with Father Kevin Bachmann, OSB. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Vigil, Evaristo
Evaristo Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2005 - Evaristo Vigil, 79, passed away May 31, 2005. Born May 6, 1926, in San Luis, Colo., to Malaquias and Mary Vigil, who preceded him in death; along with his son, three brothers, and one brother-in-law. Survived by his loving wife, Lila Vigil; daughters, Martha (Sal) Marquez, Betty (Gary) Hotzel, Priscilla (Randy) Padilla, Dorothy (Bob) De La Torre, Diane (Dave) Sandoval; grandson, Jerry (Renee) Prien, raised as his own son; also survived by five sisters; four brothers; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Evaristo retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a former owner of the South Side Recreation Center. Evaristo also enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services, St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. A special thank you to the staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Vigil, Everett
Everett Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2005 - Everett Vigil, age 65, a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., as a result of an accident. He was a retired civilian employee of the Air Force Academy. Everett was the master cake decorator at Mitchell Hall. He prepared all birthday cakes and special cakes for cadets and military personnel and most importantly all 4- to 6-foot cakes for cadet graduation. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed and loved forever. Mr. Vigil is survived by his wife of 45 years, Catherine Martinez Vigil; his children, Louella (Rob) Duran, David Vigil and Liane (Rich) Donohoe; grandchildren, Paul, Valerie, Jacob, Reuben, Sierra, Rebecca, Caitlin; stepgrandchildren, Storm Donohoe, Desirae Duran; and great-grandchildren, Max and Victor. Everett also is survived by his brothers and sisters, Louie, Katy, Bob, Louise, Charlotte, Alfred, Betty, Richard, Emily and Joyce. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lallo and Millie; and brothers, Frank and Ted. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today, Aug. 23, 2005, at Evergreen Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 23, 2005, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N. Logan in Colorado Springs, Colo. A reception will follow the Mass. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Divine Redeemer Church or to the Knights of Columbus, 3613 Jeanine Drive Colorado Springs, CO, 80917.

Vigil, F. M.
F. M. Vigil – Kiowa County Press – June 23, 1911 – F. M. Vigil, for six years justice of the peace at Aguilar, Colo., died of cancer of the stomach. He was a pioneer.

Vigil, Fernando Sr.
Fernando Wilfred Vigil Sr. - Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - Fernando Wilfred Vigil Sr., 55, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, February 23, 1993, in St. Anthony Central Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 19, 1938 in Walsenburg to Clarence and Sadie Vigil, he was raised in Walsenburg and attended local schools. He joined the Navy and after completing a six-year tour lived in California for ten years. In 1973, he moved to Denver, was self employed in Ferns and Vigil Restoration as a brick layer. He married Gayle Young in 1977. He was a member of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Gayle, Denver; five sons, Clarence, Fernando Jr., Elmer, Christopher and Juan III, all of Lakewood; six daughters, Brenda Ibanez, Thornton, Stephanie Vigil, Sadie Vigil, Grace Vigil, Victoria Vigil and Coraena Vigil, all of Lakewood; a brother, Arnold, Walsenburg; three sisters, Priscilla Sanchez, Broomfield, Esther Vigil, Lakewood and Christina Gonzales, Walsenburg; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be from St. Mary Church at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary. Cremation to follow. The family will receive friends at 447 East Fifth Street after the rosary and at Eagles Hall following the mass.

Vigil, Flora
Flora Vigil - La Veta Signature - July 13, 1989 - Mrs. Flora Vigil, 51, of Walsenburg died Saturday, July 8 of a skull fracture of unknown origin. Mrs. Vigil was born at Sand Arroyo, West of Walsenburg, on August 28, 1937. She spent her early years in that area attending the country school there. She later attended school at West Seventh Street, Washington and St. Mary. She graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1956. Mrs. Vigil was active in the Plaza de Los Leones celebration, St. Mary PTA, Eagles, Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Mary Church and served as a Sacristan for the Sunday celebrations of worship. Mrs. Vigil is survived by her mother, Sarita Vasquez, Walsenburg, her former husband, Charles Bernard Vigil, Sr., Colorado Springs, two daughters, Elaine B. Barnett and Stephanie Lyn Vigil, a son, Charles B. Vigil, Jr., granddaughter Jacqueline Nicole Burnett, all of Walsenburg. Also brother and sisters: Ernest Vigil, El Paso TX, Erlinda Martin de Campos, Whittier, CA, Margaret Applehunt and Joe Ribali, Walsenburg, Chris and Tom Vigil, and Paul Victor Ribali, Pueblo, and Lucy Martinez, Denver, and aunt, Estella Pacheco, and an uncle Reynaldo Vigil, Walsenburg, and other relatives. Services, St. Mary Church; Interment, Sand Arroyo Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of the arrangements.

Vigil, Flora Clara
Flora Clara Cordova Vigil - Huerfano World - April 10, 2003 - Flora Clara Cordova Vigil went to be with the Lord, her sisters, brother, mother and father on April 4, 2003 in Amarillo, TX. Flora was born to Jose Manuel Cordova and Bernardita Espinoza on Sept. 21, 1929. She was married to Louie Vigil on Oct. 7, 1946. She leaves her daughters, one son and grandchildren to cherish her memories, Theresa (David) Bustillos, Melissa, TX; Laverne, Syracuse, KS; Betty (Albert) Medina, Anthony Louie (Phyllis Cordova), Walsenburg; Julia (Charles Mestas) Denver; Pauline (Manuel) Enriquez, Syracuse, KS; Jeanette (Paul Bell), Amarillo, TX; and Sandy Vigil, Denver. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and her ex-husband, Louie Vigil. Mom is with her sisters and brothers now, Celestina (Sally) Sanchez, Juanita Gabaldon Chavez, Mary Trujillo, Abel, Fred, Claude, Clovis and Ted, leaving one brother, Abe (Wedo) Cordova, sisters-in-law, Pauline Cordova and Benerita (Betty) Cordova, Pueblo. Mom grew up in Walsenburg, lived in the place called The Poso, attended St. Mary's School until the 10th grade. She was an at-home mom to her children. She was a member of the Work Basket Sewing Club for many years. She was very happy living with her daughter, Jeanette, and her children for the last one 1½ years. She was a resident of Walsenburg Care Center and Spanish Peaks Veterans Nursing Home. At her request, she was cremated at Blackburn Shaw Memorial Chapel in Amarillo, TX. There will be a special mass service at St. Mary Church at a later date.

Vigil, Florence Rose
Florence Rose Vigil - Colorado Newspaper - September 30, 2000 - Florence Rose Vigil of Boulder, a homemaker, died Aug. 25 at Life Care Center in Longmont. She was 66. Mass was said Aug. 29 at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Erie. Interment was in Erie Cemetery. She was born Florence Rose Dominguez on June 15, 1934, in Walsenburg. She was a former employee of Coors Packaging and Barber's Poultry in Broomfield. She is survived by three sons, Tim and Randy, both of Longmont, and Ken, Boulder; a daughter, Laurie Herrera, Lafayette; a brother, Pete Dominguez, Denver; three sisters, Ersie Katach and Virginia Rodriquez, both of Erie, and Sophie Sandoval, Tucumcari, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Boulder County Unit Office, 1250 S. Hover Road, Suite F-2, Longmont, CO 80501; or to Hospice of Boulder County, Longmont Branch, 1510 Ninth St., Longmont, CO 80501.

Vigil, Florindo
Florindo “Levi” Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2002 - Florindo “Levi” Vigil, 67, passed away May 2, 2002. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph and his daughter, Franny. Survived by his mother, Emma Stickling; daughter, Sandy Vigil; grandson, Jack (Shannon) Cruz, Also survived by three great-grandchildren, Lacey, Hannah and Dalton. Viewing, from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Frances
Frances "Mickey" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2002 - Frances "Mickey" Vigil, 80, born in Walsenburg, Colo., departed this life on her birthday, Dec. 18, 2002, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her first husband, Sam Gallegos, WWII veteran; and Thomas S. Vigil, her husband of 48 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Survived by her children, Loretta (Phil) Vigil, Ron (Norma) Gallegos, Annabella (Val) Padilla, Thomas P. Vigil, Donald Vigil, Leonard Vigil and John Vigil. Also survived by her sister, Theresa Sandoval; grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Mickey raised her children like she took care of her garden - with pride and love. She will be dearly missed by her seven children, their families, and life-long devoted friends. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, immediately followed by funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vigil, Freda Eva
Freda Eva Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1965 - Freda Eva Vigil, 1529 Cedar. Fifteen-year-old daughter of Mrs. Freda Vigil and sister of Fred Vincent, Robert, Anita and Mrs. Alice Montoya, all of Pueblo. A granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Vigil and Mr. and Mrs. Vicente Romero, both of Walsenburg. Recitation of Rosary 9 p.m. today and Requiem Mass 8 a.m. Saturday; both services from St. Francis Church. Interment Mt. View Cemetery. Huerfano World - May 24, 2001 - In Loving memory of My Dad, Joseph Vincent Vigil (1960), my sister, Freda Eva Vigil (1965), my brother, Robert Gilbert Vigil (2000). Treasured memories of the time we spent together are forever in my heart. Love Anita

Vigil, Freddy Elbert
Freddy Elbert Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Freddy Elbert Vigil, 2, beloved son, brother and grandson, departed this life Dec. 4, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born on April 28, 1997, in Pueblo. It was noted that in spite of his illness, Little Freddy was a happy child with a beautiful smile that certainly captured your attention and heart. Whatever the treatment given him by his doctors and nurses, somehow he always managed to smile and say "Thank you." He also enjoyed throwing and catching a ball. He is survived by his loving parents, Freddie and Roseanne (Albo) Vigil; a sister, Ashley Vigil; grandparents, Fred and Sally Vigil, Albert and Victoria Albo; godparents, Albert and Carlene Acosta; many special friends to include Mel Gomez, and Barbara Ripperger; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home, and the church hall following the burial rites.

Vigil, Frederico
Frederico Vigil - Huerfano World - March 2, 2000 - Frederico Vigil, 76, died Feb. 28, 2000 in Walsenburg Care Center. Born Jan. 1, 1924 in Sand Arroyo (North Veta) to the late Telesfora and Anastacio Vigil, he was a taxi driver. Survivors include; Ersie Roybal, Walsenburg; his children, Marie Vasquez, Florence Gonzales, Linda Ortega Johnson; Sarah Herrera, Elias Griego, Nora Vigil and Freida Rincon; two sisters, Louisa Vigil, Walsenburg and Viola Vigil, Pueblo; 35 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg on Friday, Mar. 3. Rosary will be at 10 a.m. and mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.



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