Parkview Foundation to honor Joyce and Vince Vigil on Sept. 19
Joyce and Vince Vigil will be honored at Parkview Foundation’s 34th Annual Starlight Gala celebration Friday, September 19 at Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main Street.
The black-tie optional, “Vintage Elegance” themed event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy dancing from 9 p.m. until midnight.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the expansion and redesign of Parkview Medical Center’s Emergency Service Department. Starlight Gala tickets may be purchased for $250 per couple or $1,500 for a corporate table of ten. Seating is limited and can be reserved by visiting www.parkviewmc.org/gala.
Joyce and Vince have been named Starlight Gala Honorees for their leadership and commitment to Parkview Medical Center as well as their generous contributions to the Pueblo community.
Parkview Hospital was the first to welcome a beautiful baby girl born to Pauline & John Salimeno. Joyce grew up in Pueblo and attended Pueblo Central High School. She went on to attend Southern Colorado State College (SCSC) and also earned a cosmetology license from the State of Colorado.
While attending her first year of college at SCSC’s Orman campus, Joyce had to cross the street to get to class. She would see a tall, handsome man coming from his class. Each time he saw her, he would say “Hi.” Eventually they stopped and introduced themselves and continued to talk daily. That handsome man was Vince Vigil. Vince was born in Walsenburg, but grew up in Pueblo. He attended Pueblo Catholic High.
Vince asked Joyce to attend SCSC’s homecoming dance as his date. They dated for two years following the dance. On Joyce’s birthday, Vince told her “let’s go look at rings!” They were married on May 17, 1969.
Joyce earned her cosmetology degree and started working in 1968. She worked for a CPA office, as a cosmetologist, office manager, caregiver, stay at home mom and grandmother. Joyce worked full time for several years and started part time as she raised her children. She has maintained her cosmetology license for the past 47 years.
During her children’s school years, Joyce was an active PTA member. For several years, she participated in the Miss Pueblo Pageant as a committee member responsible for interviewing, recruiting judges and organizing the event. Joyce has served as a board member of Sangre De Cristo Arts and Conference Center. She has also served as an organizer of multiple reunions.
Upon graduating from SCSC, Vince went on to attend University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Banking. He was the Senior Vice President and board member for United Bank of Pueblo. Vince was also the Senior Vice President, Branch Administrator and Shareholder for Minnequa Bank of Pueblo. Before retiring, Vince went on to be the Pueblo Market President of Vectra Bank Colorado.
In addition to his contributions to the local banking industry, Vince generously volunteers his time and expertise to numerous organizations. He currently serves as a board member of Parkview Health System and Medical Center. He has also been active as a Colorado State Fair Authority Board Commissioner, Board of Trustees Sangre De Cristo Arts and Conference Center, member of Pueblo Planning and Zoning Commission, board member of Pueblo County United Way, Pueblo Old-timers’ Baseball Association, Pueblo Children’s Day Care Nursery, Pueblo Community College advisory board, member Friends of Football and the HARP authority. Vince has served as the Grand Marshal of both the Colorado State Fair and the Fiesta Day Parades.
Since Vince’s retirement, the Vigil’s enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family. They are both devoted to their grandchildren and spend spring and summer on baseball fields across the county cheering on their grandson’s team and occasionally coaching from the bleachers. Joyce is an avid reader and enjoys cooking. She comes from a family of great cooks and continues to share family recipes and traditions with her grandchildren. She attends all of her grandchildren’s school functions, dance recitals, volleyball games and other sporting events. Vince enjoys golfing, an occasional card game, attending anything sports related and his favorite pastime; chasing his grandchildren!
Joyce and Vince have two children; Kristi Arellano and Joe Vigil and five grandchildren; Taylor Arellano, Olivia Arellano, Justin Arellano; Chazz Vigil and Camryn Vigil.
Please join the Parkview Foundation is honoring a true Pueblo success story, Joyce and Vince Vigil, at the 34th Annual Starlight Gala. For more information please call 719.584.4526 or visit parkviewmc.org/gala.