Darlene M. (Vigil) Padilla(1948 - 2014)

Darlene M. Padilla, 65, of Farmington passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Darlene was born July 12, 1948 in Denver, Colo. to Cordy Herrera Vigil and Abie Vigil.
Darlene was a very loving wife of 51 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Darlene was someone very special, an angel in disguise. She was always there with a listening ear, a caring smile, and gentle words so wise. She enjoyed life to the fullest. Darlene was employed at Big Lots for many years. She enjoyed going to work, and everyone who came in contact with her felt loved.
Darlene was preceded in death by parents, brother Ricky Vigil, sisters Margaret Espinoza and Irene Vigil.
She leaves behind her husband Joe Padilla, Jr., son Michael Padilla, daughter Lorraine Perez, brothers Tom Vigil (Marlene), Gary Vigil (Linda), Alvin Vigil (Bernadette) and Vicki Rubalcaba (Joe); two special uncles Press Herrera and Ben (Joe) Vigil; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; colleagues and dear friends.
Cremation will take place and rosary services will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 East Ute St., in Farmington.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 414 N. Allen Ave. in Farmington with Father Timothy Farrell as celebrant. Interment will take place in Cortez at a later date.
Darlene's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.

Funeral Home

Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 East Ute Street Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 325-8688

Published in Farmington Daily Times from Apr. 15 to Apr. 26, 2014