Cover photo for Rose Vigil's Obituary

Rose Vigil

d. January 8, 2024


Rose Vigil, 83, of Rodarte, NM, went to be with our Lord on January 8, 2024.  She was born to the late Napoleon and Teodorita Martinez on August 30, 1940, in Abiquiu, NM.

Rose was a faithful and dedicated member of the San Antonio de Padua Parish in Peñasco, NM.  She served many years as the Mayordoma for the Santa Barbara Capilla, catechism teacher, donation counter and Carmelita.  Rose was an amazing cook and was well known for her delicious biscochitos, pastelitos and enchiladas.  She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend.  She was always willing to volunteer in the community and was one of the founding members of the Peñasco High Athletics Booster Club.  Rose was the happiest when she had a house filled with family, friends and especially babies and children.  She was known as Grandma Rose by many.  You couldn’t leave her house without enjoying a meal or home-baked goodies and you always left with a bag filled with more to enjoy at home.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband Gilbert, stepmother Josefita Martinez and sisters Teodorita Garcia and Lorraine Montoya; In-laws Jose Ortega, Lorenzo and Senaida Vigil, Longino and Sophie Vigil, Benito Vigil, Margaret Vigil, Lita Ortiz y Davis and Lorenzo Vigil Jr. 

Rose is survived by her daughters Pam (Corey), Yolanda (James) and Sylvia; granddaughters Anica (Ivan), Pilar (Cyrus), Sierra and Nieves; great-grandchildren Hugo and Elena; sister Bernadette Williams (Ernest), brothers-in-law, Hernando Montoya and Filimon Garcia and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on January 18, 2024, at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco, NM.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 19, 2024, at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Peñasco, NM.

Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2024, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Honoring Rose and the family as pallbearers are Jose “Coco” Archuleta, Lupe Gallegos, Napoleon Garcia, Jose Ortega, Alfonso Tafoya and Ernest Williams.

The family of Rose Vigil has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   505-747-7477



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