Michael R. Vigil, 72, passed away July 27, 2018. Survived by his wife, Donna (Lippis) Vigil; children, Michelle (Mike) Ulibarri and Brandon (Chanae) Vigil; grandchildren, Brandon Vigil-Archuleta, Brandis, Andi and Brayden Vigil; great-grandson, Brandon Baros-Vigil; stepchildren, Chris (Daniell) Cameron, Ryan (Janell) Cameron and Brenda (Johnny) Adams; step-grandchildren, Xander and Hollis Cameron, and Garrett and Gage Adams; sister-in-law, Kathy Kelsey-Lippis; special cousin, Jim (Jean) Archuleta and numerous other family and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Connie Vigil; and parents, Reuben and Marie Vigil. Mike was born March 28, 1946, in Alamosa, Colo. He served his country proudly in the US Army in Korea during the Vietnam War. In 2011, he retired as circulation manager at the Pueblo Chieftain and currently worked as a bus driver for SRDA. Mike enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching the Colorado Rockies, rafting, camping, hiking, antiquing and shopping. As per his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St., concluding with military honors. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Donna I’m so sorry for your loss,, my name is Terrie Hood,, I’m David Hoods sister. We our third cousins.. I would really love to talk with you. Again I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. My dearest Donna … I just heard from all of your ARC Family of Mikes passing .. Truly shocking! I am blessed to have visited with you & Mike at length one evening after seeing each in one of our favorite stores. May you & your extended family know you are in our thoughts & prayers during this most difficult item. Mike was a very special man – no one was a stranger to him. His kindness was priceless and he never failed to let others know how special we were in taking time to chat. Love & God Bless.

  3. Dear Donna;

    I just now saw Mike’s obituary online, and I am so very, very sorry, and am shocked. He seemed fine and I was praying for him after we saw you at the antique mall. Know that I am here for you, and you have my number. Praying for you and your family. Mike was a kind and gentle person, and I will never forget him. God bless you.

  4. Michelle, Brandon and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your dad.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. I know Mike is a great loss to your family. Even though I knew him just for a few years working at the Chieftain, he made an impression on me. There’s no forgetting a truly fine human being. Only a couple of months ago, I can’t remember where I was, but I heard his voice and knew immediately who it was even though I hadn’t seen him in probably 15 years. I’m glad I got to see him again before he passed away. I don’t think I know any of his family members, except Jim, but I know you must be fine people too, to have been blessedly related to Mike. I honor his memory, and wish you my deepest sympathies.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mike was such a fantastic person on every occasion we had the pleasure to meet over the years. May God guide your entire incredible family through this difficult time….Please accept our sincere condolences.

  7. We are saddened to hear about the loss of our friend Mike. Our family is honored to have known him. He truly had a kind heart and spirit. Mike will be missed dearly. Please accept our sincere condolences. – The Corpuz and Duran Family

  8. Donna and Family: You all have my deepest sympathy. May the good lord help you all through this very difficult time of your lives. Mike will be missed very much because he was a very special person. He always had a great story to tell us here at the front desk of SRDA.

  9. Mike! I am.heart broken to see your time with God has come. But know you are rejoicing. Thank you for always believing in me. For supporting and encouraging me through high school when I worked at the Chieftain. And always taking time when you seen me to ask how we are all doing. My family and I send our love and hugs to your family and prayers for peace. Love, the Dugger family.

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