It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Virginia A. Vigil after a short illness. She left this world from her precious home in Fairview on Thursday January 27, 2022. Virginia was born in Espanola on May 13, 1932 and remained a lifelong resident of Espanola until her passing. Virginia was preceded in death by her Father (Jose Esquipula Archuleta and Mother (Magdelena) her eldest Sister (Lucille Garcia), Brother-in-law Pete Garcia, loving Son and Grandson Andrew and Roberto Vigil who are awaiting her entrance into heaven with open arms.
Virginia, better known as Virgie, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Her family was the center of everything she did. She was a devoted Catholic and belonged to the Santa Cruz de la Canada Parish. She enjoyed cooking and baking and taking care of her family and especially spoiling her grandchildren. She also enjoyed having her friends and family over for gatherings, (especially Christmas) to enjoy her delicious home cooked meals which always included her homemade bread. She will be greatly missed because of the closeness of the entire family, a family that she cherished above all.
Virgie also enjoyed working at her sister Natalie’s dress shop for many years where many of the customers were her friends. The shop was such a welcoming environment that all her customers became her friends. She was a member of LULAC, which later became Las Amiga’s del Valle and being involved in the functions that they coordinated mainly to provide for local student scholarships.
Virginia is survived by her husband of 73 years Manuel A. Vigil, Sisters Natalie Espinoza (Hernan), Becky Trujillo, Connie LaFlesh (Stan), Veronica Ortega (Alan) her sons and daughters: Phillip Vigil (Roseanna), Walter M. Vigil (Sophie), Kathy Garcia (Ross), Debbie Roybal (David), Daughter-in-law (Kathy Vigil), Anna Vigil and Kenny Vigil (Sharon). Grandsons and Granddaughters: Javier Vigil (Jami), Anna Vigil, Larry Espinoza (Deirdre), Eva Espinoza, Gina Montoya,
James Garcia, Rosendo Garcia, Monica Ramirez (Mike), Carlos Vigil (Becky), Kristopher Vigil (Becky), Anthony Vigil, Manuel Vigil (Alysse), Michael Vigil (Ashley), Kaitlin Vigil (Nathan). Great Grandchildren; Sebastian Vigil, Dominic Vigil, Marianna Vigil, Shenisha Espinoza (Jonathan), Larisha Espinoza, Malia Ramirez, Mateo Montoya, Lucas Montoya, Ali Webb, Jordyn Webb and Great-Great Grandchild Zalyn Burciaga.
Private viewing will be held on the morning of Monday February 21, 2022 in the Sangre de Cristo chapel of the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. A rosary will be recited on Monday February 21, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz with funeral mass to follow at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The following grandsons will serve as Pallbearers; Larry Espinoza, James and Rosendo Garcia, Carlos and Kristopher Vigil, Manuel and Michael Vigil. The remaining Grandchildren will serve as honorary Pallbearers. All current COVID restrictions will be followed. Private burial to follow. In lieu of flowers send contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Society at Santa Cruz de La Canada Church. The Vigil family has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.
The family of Virginia Vigil has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com
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