Vail Daily obituary: Louie Vasquez Sr., 1939-2015 |

Vail Daily obituary: Louie Vasquez Sr., 1939-2015

It is with deep, heavy sadness that we announce the death of Louie Vasquez Sr., who passed away Friday at the age of 76, peacefully surrounded by his beloved family. He was preceded in death by his father, Rojerio Vasquez; mother, Emilia Martinez; brothers Clemente and George Vasquez; and his in-laws Eliud and Elizaida Arguello.

Louie was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Gilman. He graduated from Minturn High School in 1959. He married the love of his life, Eloisa R Arguello, of Ojito, New Mexico. He and his wife raised their family of three and a granddaughter (Ivy) in Minturn, where he lived most of his life. Louie was a jack of all trades. Louie worked as a painter for Weiland Painting and Decorating for many years, then later for Carlos Leyba Painting. Louie enjoyed his employment with both companies; he loved to tell stories and jokes that were shared at work. Louie also enjoyed watching wrestling and football, gardening, painting, meeting new people and fishing. Louie enjoyed spending time with his family; his grandchildren were the highlight of his last several years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eloisa R Vasquez; son, Louie (Tina) Vasquez; daughters Debbie (Jesus) Gonzalez and Elizabeth Rivera; brother Roy (Lorraine) Vasquez; sister Juanita (Frank) Padilla; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A public visitation will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, New Mexico, with a devotional service to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at El Buen Pastor Church in Ranchitos, New Mexico. Serving as pallbearers are Louie Jr., Lucas, Levi, Isaiah Vasquez, Rodolfo Jr. and Brandon Nevarez, Andres Gonzalez and Manuel Gomez, honorary pallbearers Allen Arguello, Alfred, Ivan, Woolfolk and Roy Vasquez. The family has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. For more information, visit http://www.devargas or call 505-747-7477.

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