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Obituary Arthur E. Vigil

Arthur E. Vigil, of Walsenburg, CO, entered into rest December 31, 2015 at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. He was born to Gil and Eva Vigil February 6, 1929 in Walsenburg, CO. He was 86 years of age. Art is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Vigil of Walsenburg, CO; daughter, Phyllis Arrington of Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Vanessa Vigil of Walsenburg, CO and Kenneth Arrington of Littleton, CO; great grandsons, Alec and Eric Vigil of Walsenburg, CO; son-in-law, Nick Vigil of Walsenburg, CO; sister, Genny Atencio of Denver, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gil and Eva Vigil; daughter, Viola Vigil; son-in-law Michael Arrington, and by numerous brothers and sisters. Art graduated from St. Mary High School in 1947. He was the assistant football coach from 1958 to 1968 and the head basketball coach from 1964 to 1968. He was also a member of Walsenburg City Council from 1967 to 1972, served on the police commission from 1966 to 1972, and was the Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus from 1969 to 1971. He also served on the Board of Directors for the local hospital and on the Huerfano Re-1 School Board. Art enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting, and also loved spending time with his family. Family was first and foremost to him. He took care of everybody, and he especially loved his grandchildren. He will live on through our memories. Art will forever be alive in the hearts of those who knew him and loved him. A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2016. A Rosary will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 8, 2016, follow by a Funeral Mass at 11 am. All services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

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