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Vigil, George W.

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March 29, 1950 - February 18, 2014

Vigil, George W.
On March 29th, 1950 George was born in Silt, Colorado to Pacomio and Adelina Vigil. He was the youngest boy of nine children and beloved by his brothers and sisters. With a flair for the creative, he was an artist, a chef and had a playful way with words.
He was a sweet and gentle spirit, who always appreciated a good and especially a bad joke. He never had a mundane greeting for anyone, but more of a mini celebration at their presence.
He was an electrical repair man on the USSR Cleveland in the Navy, a chef and a master craftsman for over 40 years. He was highly sought after for his skills in anything having to do with construction. For him, his love for all endeavors could be found in the details of a wood carving, the flavoring of a good stew or the crown molding of a house.
With his first wife Kathy, he had his first son, David before meeting his second wife, Kathleen and her eldest daughter Carla. They added Megan, George II and Carmen to the mix and in 1997 they adopted Gabby who quickly became George’s best friend for rest of his life.
His children and grandchildren were equals and he always dealt with them on their level. He played on the ground with them when they were babies, sat at the table with them while he helped with their homework and stood by their sides through their joys and struggles as they grew up. His love for all of his family members withstood disagreements, misunderstandings, geography and time; because of that, he was the ultimate grandpa, father, brother, uncle and in-law to every family unit he was apart of.
The love that he had for God was obvious through his kindness and diligence in his personal practice. Even though his passion for life was evident in the way he held on and fought against his illness, the peace about where he was going could be seen as he drifted off towards home. To him, with all of the love in our hearts; keep it cool, don’t be a fool.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

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Veronica Young

February 26, 2014 8:44AM

My brother, I will miss you until the day I hug you again. Enjoy your new home.

George Vigil II (Georgie)

February 26, 2014 4:16AM

I never realized the amount of people my father touched. I could only aspire to reach so many. Dad you were deeply loved by me and all your children. You were there, deeply rooted in all of our lives. Although you left us, which seemed too early, you made the best of the time you were here. I'll hold your memory close to my heart. Truly proud to have called you dad. Until we're raised up together in heaven, love you pops.

Kathleen Schiavoni

February 25, 2014 12:06PM

George you were a wonderful Father and Grandfather . Your six children and eight Grandchildren loved you deeply . It's been a whole week today with out your smile. You were a hard worker and a very sweet kind man. I miss you so much my friend of 37 years. So glad and grateful to God that I had these five months to care for you. You taught me a lot over the years. Always kept us laughing. Will see you again soon my friend.Until then. Love Always, Kathleen

Lupe Priest

February 24, 2014 11:04PM

I am grateful to have met and known George. He was a kind and gentle man, always willing to help and with a quick joke make you laugh. You will be missed! but as heaven welcomes you home, we are left with sweet memories of you Brother. God Bless

The Priest Family

Denise Davis

February 24, 2014 8:45PM

George was a sweet, kind man we will miss him. Love to all the family. Love Denise, Phil, Carly and Madison xoxo

Cathe Vigil Valdez

February 24, 2014 7:30PM

I wish and hope that everyone who has a brother can experience what I have been so blessed to experience with my beautiful brother,George. He has left so many people with awesome memories. He was always good for a laugh or a funny retort.My Georgie-you will forever be in my heart.

Gary Alan Jones

February 24, 2014 6:56PM

I love you Uncle George. You were, are, and always will be one of the best people in my life. Thank you for all of the memories.

Debbie Vigil

February 24, 2014 6:22PM

Uncle George, you have always had such a powerful influence in my life.I will carry with me such fond memories of you . I Know you will be watching over me til I see you again.I love you!