Steve D Vigil
1931 - 2020
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Steve D. Vigil, 88 years old, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family in Mosquero, NM on Saturday, April 18, 2020. He was born on July 23, 1931 in Mosquero, NM to Juan and Mariquita Vigil.
Steve is preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Loretta Vigil: his parents; 2 sisters and 7 brothers. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Vigil of 69 years; their children, Leonard Vigil and wife Roxanne (Albuquerque, NM), Reuben Vigil and wife Rita (El Paso), Cynthia Martinez and husband Marcos (Albuquerque, NM), Carol Marquez (Canon City, TX), Angela Bransten and husband Pat (Albuquerque, NM). Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. All of whom enjoyed his presence and storytelling.
Steve worked as a Cowboy for the Bell Ranch for many years as well as a Soil Inspector for the NM State Dept. and a Heavy Equipment Operator for Harding County, in which he had retired.
Steve enjoyed life to the fullest, was an interesting conversationalist, enjoyed arrowhead hunting, but mostly, enjoyed reminiscing with family and friends about his time growing up in Mosquero. Steve was an amazing man. He will be greatly missed by all. Rest in Peace.
Memorial services pending until further notice.

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Published in Quay County Sun from May 7 to May 15, 2020.
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6 entries
May 10, 2020
My sincere condolences to Steve's family.
I know he will be missed by everyone.
Prayers and thoughts are with you. Barbara Solomon
May 9, 2020
Have a ton of great memorys from my grandpa. Most of which may or may not have been highly embellished, but entertaining nonetheless! The man definitely knew how to put a hundred on ten. I absolutely loved when he took me arrowhead hunting in the canyon. Most of all, without fail, he would show the watch I gave him 30+ years ago and would ask if I still remembered it literally every time I saw him. She was such a funny man with a huge heart and I will miss him dearly!
Phillip Martinez
May 9, 2020
Miss you Dad..will never forget you!!...RIP
May 8, 2020
There was nothing like hearing the crazy stories he would tell me growing up as a child. You will be missed by many.
Marcos Martinez
May 8, 2020
Miss you so much Dad. I am truly blessed to have had you in my life all these years. You have created so many wonderful memories for me. Love you.

Cynthia Martinez
May 7, 2020
Sure going to miss my grandpa and his stories!
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