Darlene M. Padilla

Darlene M. Padilla, 65, of Farmington died April 9, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born July 12, 1948 in Denver, daughter of Cordy Herrera Vigil and Abie Vigil.

Darlene was a loving wife of 51 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Darlene was always there with a listening ear, a caring smile, and gentle words. She was employed at Big Lots for many years.

Darlene was preceded in death by parents, brother Ricky Vigil, sisters Margaret Espinoza and Irene Vigil. She leaves behind her husband Joe Padilla, Jr., son Michael Padilla, daughter Lorraine Perez, brothers Tom Vigil (Marlene), Gary Vigil (Linda), Alvin Vigil (Bernadette) and Vicki Rubalcaba (Joe); uncles Press Herrera and Ben (Joe) Vigil; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was April 15 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 414 N. Allen in Farmington. Interment will be in Cortez. Services are entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, (505) 325-8688