October 15, 1928 ~ February 5, 2019
Born in: Fort Collins, CO
Resided in: Thornton, CO
Augustine J. “Gus” Vigil of Thornton passed away on February 5, 2019.
Gus was born to Joseph and Lugarda Vigil on October 15, 1928.
Gus entered the United Sates Army on June 25, 1946 and upon honorable discharge her returned home to work several jobs and became a member of the Labor’s Union.
On September 1, 1952 he married Rose Baca. They had four children Veronica, Teresa (Greg), Gregory (Amy), and Eugene (Elisa). They were also blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren David, Maria, Eric, Anna, Isaac, Josiah, Nicole, Chris, Maliyah, Lauren, Brandon, Emily, Parker, Rachel, Denver, and Aspen.
Gus was an avid baseball and football fan, only when the Rockies and Broncos won. He was their worst critic, but also their most loyal fan ever. He was the happiest when he was around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they brought a light to his like that was so unbelievable. His life was extended by the love that they had shown him. Gus also loved to fish and golf. He loved working with his hands making wood figures and signs.
Please join the family in celebrating Gus’ life on Wednesday, February 13th at 11AM at the Horan & McConaty Reception Center in Thornton, CO at 9998 Grant Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gus’ memory to:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Please leave memories of Gus and condolences for his family in the guestbook below.