Ruben ‘Tom’ Vigil
9-21-1947 ~~ 3-20-2013
Ruben “Tom” Vigil, 65, of Castle Rock, entered into eternal rest March 20, 2013. Born, Sept. 21, 1947 in Yakima, WA.
Preceded in death by parents, Ruben and Olivia (Pacheco) Vigil; brother O.C. (Chris) Vigil; sister, Flora Vigil; sister-in-law,Hermelinda Vigil and brother-in-law, John Applehunt.
He is survived by his children, Monica (Scott) Durkop, Yvette (Patrick) Vigil, Danielle Vigil and Azalea (Sean) Durkop; grandchildren, Victoria (Matthew) Castellanos, Katherine, Janelle, Daniel, Joshua, Raven, Lily, Aiden, Freya and three great grandchildren; siblings, Ernest Vigil of El Paso, TX, Erlinda (Jose) Martin Del Campo of Yuma, AZ, Margaret Applehunt of Walsenburg, Diane (Carlos) Miera of Pueblo, Louie Aragon of Walsenburg, and sister- in-law Delores Vigil of Pueblo, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Tom was a Vietnam veteran, who served two tours and Persian Gulf veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. In 2010 he retired from the Army as an SSGT, E-6.
Tom was a dedicated father and grandfather. His laughter was infectious and he always had a smile for everyone he met. The only strangers to Tom were the people he had not met. He loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and enjoyed many hunting trips with his brothers, nephews, and friends. He loved playing pool, spending time with his family and just loved life itself.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 11 am at the New Hope Community Church, located at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089. Internment to follow at the North Veta Cemetery. There will be an appreciation gathering at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg.
Arrangements by Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.
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