Marilyn  Dorothea Vigil
Marilyn Dorothea Vigil

May 29, 1945 - March 16, 2018
Born in Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in Thornton, Colorado
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Marilyn Dorothea Vigil, age 72, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2018 in Lafayette, Colorado, surrounded by family and friends.
Marilyn was born on May 29, 1945, in Pueblo, Colorado to Dorothea and Charles Guy. She grew up in Trinidad where she met and married Alfred Wayne Thompson. From this union, 5 children were born.

Marilyn worked as a custodial supervisor at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan in Denver, retiring after twenty years of service. She lived most of her life in the Denver Metro Area.

Marilyn met Alfonso Vigil in 1981 and married in 1984. They spent the next 37 years together and Alfonso states that when Marilyn passed he lost his "Rock".

Marilyn loved to laugh and did so quite often and joyfully. She loved collecting dolls, crocheting blankets for her children and grand kids, making quilts and decorating cakes. There was never a dull moment when you were around Marilyn!

Marilyn was a strong woman who loved her family more than anything else in the world, and of all her achievements, this was the greatest. Marilyn is survived by her five children and two stepchildren. She was always “Mom,” to everyone, immediately, whether you had just met or had joined the family long ago. It goes without saying that Marilyn’s definition of “family” included everyone whom she loved, and who loved her back. There was always room for one more in her household.

We also knew Mom was there for those in need, helping as much as she could without thought of recognition. We could always trust that she would listen and never judge. She was one who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, chose rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. She welcomed her sons and daughters-in-law into her life completely and openly and in return has been blessed abundantly with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her mother Dorothea Ruth Arellano, her father Charles Milton Guy, her step father Benjamin Arellano, her sister Loretta Vigil, and her brother Lawrence Guthrie.
She is survived by her husband, Alfonso Vigil, of Thornton, Colorado, and siblings Charlene Brott, James Guy, Syringa Carrizalez, Benjamin Arellano, and Robert Guy.

Children:
Wayne Michael Thompson of Thornton, CO
-Granddaughters: Sarah Thompson, Sierra Thompson, Delainey Stevenson
-Grandson: William M. Thompson
Kirk Allen (Cynthia) Thompson of Ft. Collins, CO
-Grandson: Daniel L Thompson (Andrea)
--Great Granddaughters: Shayla Rae and Everly Jade Thompson
-Grandson: Michael A. Thompson (Miranda)
Cynthia Elaine (Daniel P) Clark of Fairfield, CA
-Granddaughter: Jessica Ann Wolery (Shawn)
--Great Grandsons: Wyatt and Brendan Wolery
--Great Granddaughters: Evangeline Faith, Caitlyn and Ashleigh Wolery
-Granddaughter: Heather Michelle Flitcroft
--Great grandson: Robert Bower
-Grandson: Daniel Patrick Clark, II
William Lee Thompson of Ft. Collins, CO
-Granddaughter: Anna Lyn Thompson
-Grandson: Jacob William Thompson
Debra Lynn (James) Gasaway of Ft. Collins, CO
-Granddaughter: Kayla Arb
-Grandson: Ryan A. Arb
-Granddaughter: Claire DeGrazio
--Great Grandson: Zak DeGrazio
-Granddaughter: Hope Crosson (Ben)
-Granddaughter: Rachael Hahn (Jeremy)
--Great Grandson: Elliot

Step-Children:
Alfonso Vigil Jr
Sherry Lucero Vigil

A public viewing will be at 9:30 with service scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton, CO. Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area C at 12:15pm. A reception will follow at VFW Post 9644, 2680 West Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO.

Flowers and donations can be sent to Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton, CO, 80229 or to Alfonso Vigil at 990 Oak Place, Thornton, CO 80229.

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

-Henri J.M. Nouwen


Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

-Mary Elizabeth Frye

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Visitation
Horan & McConaty - Grant
9998 Grant St.
Thornton, CO US 80229
Thursday, March 22, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Funeral Service
Horan & McConaty - Grant
9998 Grant St.
Thornton, CO US 80229
Thursday, March 22, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM