Lucy Ella Marie Martinez Vigil
April 1, 1933 ~ March 26, 2022
Lucy Ella Marie Martinez Vigil passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Lucy Ella was born on April 1,1933 in Mora, New Mexico to “Maggie” Maria Margarita Pacheco Allen and Alejandro Martinez.
Lucy Ella graduated from Mora High School and attended Weber State College. She married Benjamin Paul Vigil on June 18, 1954. They were married for 60 years. Lucy Ella’s first job in Ogden was at Hill Air Force Base where she first worked as a machinist and later as a typist. She was a licensed Social Worker and her bilingual (English and Spanish) skills allowed her to provide social services to the Spanish-speaking community in Ogden. Lucy Ella retired from the Weber School District in 1995 after 14 years of service. When she retired, she said, “I’ll miss the darling students I have had the privilege to work with and the dedicated, hard-working teachers”. She was awarded the Extra Mile Award from the Board of Education in 1991.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served in different leadership roles where she was a good and faithful servant to the end.
Lucy Ella is survived by one sister, Dora Vigil; her children, Ken Vigil (Roma) and Paula Vigil-Yates (Ken). She has seven grandchildren, Isaac, Jenny, Luke, Maya, Nathan, Maggie, and Serena; and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Korvin and Kanyian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Paul Vigil; and her son, Ronald Dean Vigil; her brothers, Mack Allen (Winnie) and Wilfred Martinez (Lola).
Graveside services will be held on what would have been her 89th birthday, Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Friends and family will gather at First Presbyterian Church on 880 28th Street, Ogden, Utah after the graveside service.
We would like to thank all of our family and friends for the love and support over the years. Thanks to Hidden Valley Assisted Living staff for their professional care and AFI Hospice, especially her nurse, Amy and the AFI Chaplain, Tami. Special thanks also to Keld and Patricia Olsen, Loreen Heil and Jim Thorpe for being there for her when we couldn’t be. Finally, we would like to thank Pastor Jon Draskovic for ministering to her at the end of her life.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like, please make a donation to your favorite charity, in Lucy Ella’s name.