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Helen Rose Vigil

December 25, 1930 — April 24, 2023


Helen Vigil passed away on April 24th at her home in West Valley City at the age of 93. Helen was born in Pitkin, Colorado to Felipita Pacheco and Henry B. Vigil on December 25, 1930.

Helen later married Adolfo Martinez and two children were born of this marriage, Mabel Martinez and Elsie Martinez. Helen was raised in Pilar, New Mexico and later moved to Utah. Helen worked as a resident assistant at what was then known as the Utah State Training School for 30 years.

After her retirement, Helen spent her time gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren who were the joy of her life. Helen was an extreme fan of basketball and loved the Jazz team. She loved her jazz jersey, blankets and shirts. Helen was a strong and independent woman who left an impression ob those who met her. She was a single mom who left a lasting impression on her daughters. Helen was a devoted Catholic, celebrating daily mass until her passing.

Helen is survived by her daughters, May Romo (Arthur), and Elsie Herrera. sisters Betty Trujillo (New Mexico), Vickie Valerio (Utah), and her brother Billy Vigil (New Mexico). Helen is preceded in death by her brothers Felix Vigil, Henry Vigil, Meliton Vigil, Orlando Vigil and sister Mary Vigil.

The mass for Helen will be celebrated on Friday, April 28th at 11:00 am at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church located at 3560 West 3650 South, West Valley City, 84119.

A viewing will be held just prior to the Mass from 9:00 am through 10:30 am, also at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in West Valley City.

A graveside service will be held at American Fork Cemetery (26 West 600 North, American Fork, Utah 84003) following the mass and interment will take place thereafter.

Helen's family wishes to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice for their love, support, and commitment caring for Helen. The family is eternally grateful.




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