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Abel "billy" William Vigil Jr.

Abel "billy" William Vigil Jr.

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Abel Billy Vigil Jr, age 82, of Glorieta, NM was called to heaven on October 24, 2015. Abel Vigil was born March 28, 1933 in Pecos, NM to Benigna and Abel Vigil Sr.
Abel was preceded in death by his infant son Lawrence Vigil; Parents Benigna Bowles- Vigil and Abel Vigil Sr.
Abel Vigil was survived by his children Billy Vigil of Santa Fe, Matthew Vigil (Roxanne) of Glorieta, Daughters Danielle Vigil, and Rosemary Salinas (Manuel); Grandchildren Dominique Salinas and Noah Salinas; Brother Joe F. Vigil and sister-in-law Mela; Nephew Joe Jr. and Kenn Vigil; Cousin Pitacio Vigil
Abel decided at the age of 17 to serve our county by joining the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force he was able to travel all over the world, including places like Japan. After completing his services in Air Force he joined the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Mr. Vigil was a very active member which led to him becoming commander. Mr. Vigil always wanted to give back to his community any way he could. So it was no surprise when he volunteered to become a Foster Grandparent at the Pecos Elementary School. Many from the schools knew him as Grandpa Billy. Over the many years he spent at the school, he was able to share his amazing love and talent for art. He loved drawing for the kids. Not only was Mr. Vigil an amazing artist, he was also a carpenter, mechanic, gardener, and a comedian. He was always laughing, and making jokes whenever he had a chance. He will be remembered for many things, especially his art/paintings.
Our family would like to thank Mr. Valencia for bringing our dad communion every Sunday. And a special thank you to Mr. Pitacio Vigil for always visiting dad.
Pallbearers: Joe Vigil Jr., Kenn Vigil, Manuel Salinas, Nick Montoya, Abe Baldonado, and Miguel Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers are Noah Salinas and Dominique Salinas and Pecos Independent Schools.
A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00pm St. Anthony Church (Pecos)A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:00am St Anthony Church (Pecos) followed by interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:15am

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Name Abel "billy" William Vigil Jr.
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Date of Death October 24th, 2015
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Rivera Family Funeral Home
Cemetery Rivera Family Funeral Home
Location 417 Rodeo Road
Santa Fe NM 87505
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Rose published condolence .

Can't believe its been 3 years already. We always think about you and miss you very much.

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Salinas published condolence .

10 long months without you. We miss you so much.

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Rose published condolence .

Merry Christmas In Heaven, Two months and it is not getting any easier. We miss you.

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Joe M Vigil published condolence .

Uncle, Today marks one day that you left us and my heart has been heavy since the day God called you home.. I will continue to watch over Rose, Matthew and Danielle Love you Tio

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Rose published condolence .

Today is a month since you left us. We have a void in our family. Miss you so much!

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Joe M. Vigil published condolence .

Love you Uncle Abel Im going to dedicated my 2015-2016 Pecos Panther basketball banner to you Tio

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Salinas Family published condolence .

We miss you!

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Joe M Vigil published condolence .

Panther for Pecos High School

As my Dad Joe Vigil Sr had told me in the past my Uncle Abel Vigil was the first person to ever draw a Panther for Pecos High School.. Who would know years later I would be doing Panthers on my banners for Pecos High School So this year on my Pecos Panther basketball banner I will be dedicating it to the loving memory of my beloved Uncle Abel Vigil

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Joe M. Vigil published condolence .

Uncle your passion will live in our hearts forever Its my honor and pleasure to put your initials on my 2015-2016 Pecos Panther basketball banner My dad told me before that my Uncle Abel was the first person to draw a Panther for Pecos High School Who would know years later Id be making banners with a Panther on my banners I will keep his spirit alive and our pride and respect for Tio will NEVER die

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Maria published condolence .

Im sorry for the loss of your father. May he watch over you and you family from the kingdom of heaven. May he rest in peace. God bless all of you. Maria From Steve, My condolences are with you and your family. From Shawna, Im sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.

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Francesca Vigil published condolence .

Grandpa Billy will be missed dearly. He meant so much to us while we were growing up. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. He will always be in our hearts.

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Stephen R. Garcia published condolence .

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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The Romero-Galloway Family published condolence .

We would like to tell your family how sorry we are for your loss. It is never easy to be the ones left behind to feel so much pain and sadness, for the loss of someone we love. May God bless your family, and know that he is now at peace to smile down on you all from Heaven and an angel to watch over you always! Much love to your family.

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Barbara J. Lujan published condolence .

Joe and family: So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that Abel(Billy) is home and free of pain. God Bless you and your family. Roman Lujan and family

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Manuel Salinas published condolence .

Mr.Vigil, you will be missed! Now youre in heaven with no pain. You will be a wonderful angel for some one special. Thank you for raising my "beautiful"wife Rosemary. Your Grandkids, Noah and Dominique will miss you God BLESS.

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