Age 89, a resident of Los Alamos passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Carmen Duran and Hilario Padilla; husband, Eloy Vigil; son, Joseph Vigil; sisters, Rosina Padilla and Merlinda Romero; and brothers, Leroy Padilla and Larry Padilla.
Ramona was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on September 13, 1931. She was the oldest child, and had four sisters, and two brothers. She attended public schools in Santa Fe.
Ramona started dating Eloy Vigil in 1947, and were married in 1950 at St. Francis Cathedral. Five years later the young couple moved to Los Alamos, where she began her thirty-year entrepreneur career owning and operating four clothing stores, Reeves, The Clothes Rack, The Outlet, and The Trend Shop. Ramona and Eloy had three children, Alfredo born in 1951, Yolanda in 1955, and Joseph in 1962. The family now includes seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. Ramona was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2013. As her health declined, she moved to Santa Fe Care Nursing Facility in 2018.
She is survived by her son, Alfredo Vigil and wife, Eleanor, of Taos; daughter, Yolanda Brewer and husband, Dan, of Santa Fe; sisters, Jennie Jiron of Santa Fe; and Alice Velarde and husband, Alex, of Santa Fe; grandchildren , Ramon Romero y Vigil and wife, Damita, of New Jersey; Carmela Smith of Albuquerque; Ryan McCarthy and husband, Keith, of Carlsbad; Lia Romero y Vigil of Chicago; Vincent Smith and wife, Jessica, of Albuquerque; Patrick Vigil and wife, Maria, of Albuquerque; and Anthony Vigil and wife, Aryanne, of Los Alamos; and great-grandchildren, Gabriela Warren y Vigil, Jackson Romero y Vigil, Eva Clevenger, Easton Smith, Madison McCarthy and Shauna McCarthy; and many other relatives and friends.
Public visitation and a rosary will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service in Santa Fe. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi with a reception immediately following it at Berardinelli's McGee Hall. The burial will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Rosario Cemetery, where she will be buried next to Eloy.
Assisting the family as pallbearers will be Ramon Romero y Vigil, Carmela Smith, Ryan McCarthy, Lia Romero y Vigil, Vincent Smith, Patrick Vigil, Anthony Vigil, and Danny Romero.
The family of Ramona Padilla Vigil has placed their trust in Berardinelli Family Funeral Service of Santa Fe.
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