Rita M. Vigil
February 9, 2023
Rita M. Vigil, 84, passed away surrounded by her family Sunday, February 5, 2023 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a life-long resident of Green River.
She was born February 2, 1939 in Dixon, New Mexico; the daughter of Damian Cordova and Corine Dominguez.
Mrs. Vigil attended schools in Green River, Wyoming.
She married Joe P. Vigil November 1, 1957 in Green River, Wyoming and he preceded her in death on September 9, 2010 in Pilar, New Mexico.
Mrs. Vigil and husband Joe were Owners/Operators of Rita's Fine Mexican Food for twelve years and retired in 1997. They previously owned several other restaurants over the years. It was the finest Mexican food in all the land.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Mrs. Vigil was the very first Flaming Gorge Queen.
Mrs. Vigil enjoyed spending time with family; gambling; reading; cooking; camping; coloring and spending time with her dog DD.
Survivors include one son, Alex Vigil of Green River, Wyoming; three daughters, Peggy Medina and husband Alan; Brenda Rael and husband Lewis; Corene Wiley all of Green River, Wyoming; one brother, Bob Cordova and wife Sue of Green River, Wyoming; thirteen grandchildren, AJ Medina; Mandy Vigil and husband John; Joshua Vigil and wife Jennifer; Starla Williams and husband John; Joe Vigil and companion Leslie; Justin Medina and wife Kristine; Tyson Wiley; Austin Wiley; Andrea Vigil; Randee Morrow and husband Nick; Destinee Morison and husband Ethan; Cullen Rael and wife Morgan; Tawnee Wiley; twenty six great grandchildren; several cousins; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe P. Vigil; parents, Damian Cordova and wife Corine; four brothers, Celestino Cordova; Jose Delfido Cordova; Benito Cordova; Augustine Cordova; five sisters, Claudina Martinez; Clora Maez; Gloria Chapple; Judy Pacheco; Evelyn Cordova in infancy; one son-in-law, Vance Wiley. and her beloved dog DD.
The family respectfully requests donations be made in Rita's memory to Hospice of Sweetwater County, 333 Broadway Street, Suite 220, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901.
Following Cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 Friday, February 10, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 900 Hitching Post Drive, Green River, Wyoming. A Vigil Service with Rosary will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 10, 2023 at the church. Inurnment will be in Riverview Cemetery.