OBITUARY | Patricia Jean Vigil
May 8, 1947 – March 9, 2009
Mar 18, 2009 | 1893 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Patricia Jean Vigil died peacefully at home just before dawn on Monday, March 9. Born on May 8, 1947, in Denver, Vigil was the third in a line of seven siblings. She is preceded in death by her brother, Marcus, and two sisters, Susan and Nancy. Vigil, a beloved daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother, teacher, librarian, student, displaced hippie and connoisseur of life, opened a health food store in Norwood (20 years too early), ground metal in a stove factory, wrote for newspapers, taught college, and was a librarian at a correctional facility. She loved music, the pursuit of knowledge, singing and dancing and collecting and reading books. To her friends, she was an inspiration of strength, wisdom, and independence. She completed an undergraduate degree, with honors, at Mesa State and earned her Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Patricia Vigil is survived by her husband of 28 years, Jim Spor, of Olathe; by her parents, Joe and Eunice Vigil, of Montrose; by her daughter, Garian Vigil, of Lyons; by her son and his wife, Josh and Portia Vigil of Delta; by her son, Zechariah Vigil, of Olathe, and by six grandchildren. She leaves behind many other relatives and cherished friends, students and library patrons. Her remains will be interred in Norwood. Services will be held outside, beneath the pavilion at the First Baptist Church of Delta, 1250 Pioneer Road, on Saturday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m. Shoes are optional. She has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO, 81402 (970/240-7734).
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