Julia Vigil Garcia | News, Sports, Jobs

Julia Vigil Garcia passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022. Known for her strength, sense of humor, great faith and unconditional love, she will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Julia was born to Juan and Erinella Vigil, May 4, 1930, in Montrose, CO. She spent her early years with her family in Montrose, Cimmaron and Del Norte, CO. In 1940 the Vigils moved to Park Valley, UT. Soon after, the family moved to Ogden where she attended Central Junior High and graduated from Ogden High in 1949.

On June 16, 1951, Julia married the love of her life, Albert R. Garcia in Ogden. Albert and Julia have been very involved with Saint Mary’s Catholic Church from its beginnings at the Mission to its construction on Pennsylvania Avenue and finally to its current facility in West Haven, UT.

The Garcias were much loved in their church and in the wider community. Julia and Albert would welcome everyone to their table, many becoming extended members of their family. The couple enjoyed traveling after retirement to Panama, Alaska, Washington DC as well as holy sites in Israel and Europe. Julia and Albert threw a famous Christmas Eve party which acted as an annual get-together and an opportunity for Julia to celebrate with her family by sharing a festive toast of tequila.

Albert and Julia had five children: John “Gene” (Mandy), Lawrence “Bud” (Lois), Vincent (Ruth), Cathy (Matt) and Tim (Leslie). Julia adored her 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husband Albert, her son John (Gene), her parents Juan and Erinella, her brothers Perfecto (Pete), Joe, Ben and her sister Santos (Sandy). She is survived by her siblings Charlie, Juan, Robert and Manuelita (Mela).

The family would like to thank The Legacy House of Ogden and Inspiration Home Health & Hospice for their loving care of Julia over the past year.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 S. 3900 W., West Haven, Utah on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. A visitation and rosary will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 5865 S. 1900 W., Roy, Utah. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd., Ogden.

Also on Saturday, May 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a celebration of life will be held at Union Grill, 315 24th St, Ogden.

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