J acqueline Vigil (Garcia), age 55, born in Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia and resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Jacqueline is survived by her beloved husband, Sam B. Vigil; children, Kevin Dieguez and wife, Jesica, Dolores Vigil-Smith, Salvador Vigil and wife, Amanda, Raul Vigil and wife, Chanda, Fernando Vigil and wife, Karrie; father, Rafael Armando; siblings, Grace, Edith, Aracelis, Armando and Juan Carlos; grandchildren, Emarie, Marissa, Maya and Miranda Smith, Miguel, Monique and Sam Vigil; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless loving friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hilda Rosa de Garcia.
Eighteen years ago, Jacque and her son, Kevin, came to our country legally to start a new life. Jacque was a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family unconditionally as well as those she worked with at, Little Blessings, day care. She would come home daily with stories about the accomplishments of the children under her care.
Jacque truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She led a very active lifestyle and kept fit by working out and dancing. She was attending college classes pursuing a career in education. Jacque was always positive and cheerful making those around her feel welcomed and loved. Her newest love was her latest newborn granddaughter. Jacque loved to travel to sunny places, anywhere warm, as long as she was with her husband and family. Jacque had a strong faith in God and never failed to send prayers and blessings to family and friends daily.
The family would like to thank the community for their support, prayers and thoughts. Also, a special thanks to the New Mexico State Police and Albuquerque Police Department for seeking justice not only for Jacque but for all the victims who have lost their lives to senseless, violent crimes in our community.
A Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, with a Rosary to be recited at 8:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow services at Vista Verde Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Dieguez, Salvador Vigil, Raul Vigil, Fernando Vigil, Fidel (Neno) Chavez and Leo Chavez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tony Rabago, Rafael Armando Manjarres, Juan Hernandez, Gabe Chavez Jr. and Xavier Chavez.