Mary Lou Ramos

September 7th, 1946May 24th, 2018

Longtime Erie, Colorado resident Mary Lou Vigil-Ramos, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Broomfield Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Broomfield. She was 71 years old.

She was born Maria Louisa Vigil on September 7, 1946 in Las Vegas, NM, the eldest of eight children born to Maria “Lala” (Gutierrez) and Cristiano Vigil. She grew up in Las Vegas, NM and then Redcliff, CO. She graduated from Battle Mountain High School in Redcliff with the class of 1964.

After high school she was married in Redcliff and had her first child Christopher Randy Fresquez. She worked numerous jobs, received her secretarial certificate, and then remarried. Her daughter Jolyne Anthonette Plumley was born in Denver, CO,

She enjoyed dancing, sewing, and going out with her friends. She loved cooking for her family, but her most enjoyable time was spent with her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During this time, she was also the main caregiver for her parents, who also lived in Erie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two infant children, sister Evelyn Rodarte, and three infant siblings.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Christopher Frequez and his wife Stacey of Loveland, Jolyne Plumley and her husband Marion “George” Plumley of Erie. Surviving siblings are Raymond Vigil of Aurora, Ricky Vigil and his wife Jeannie of Fredrick, Jean Vigil and her partner Chris Rangel of Erie. Also surviving are her grandchildren Derek Fresquez, Danielle Fresquez, Chantelle Fresquez, and Dominic “Alex” Plumley. Great-grandchildren Bailey Neal, Naomi Fresquez, Jayden Parrrish, Xaveir Fresquez, Waylon Brown, Remmi Brown. She was loved by all that knew her.

For her grandson Alex Plumley, memorials may be made in Mary Lou’s name to the Chelsey Hutchison Foundation for Epilepsy, online at,



Vigil and Rosary will be held Monday at 4:30 PM at the St. Scholastica Catholic Church at 575 Wells Street Erie, Colorado 80516

Visitation with the family begins at 3:30 PM before the Vigil/Rosary.

A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the St. Scholastica Catholic Church at 575 Wells Street Erie, Colorado 80516






St. Scholastica Catholic Church


I never met her in person but we talked alot on Facebook she was such a nice wonderful lady that i will miss seeing her posts and her reposting my pictures and asking me silly questions or just telling me the most nicest stuff that made my days rest in peace beautiful lady fly free no more suffering
My name is Michele Schneiter,(Mosher), I grew up with Joleen and May Lou was like a second mom to me! If I was not at their house Jo was at mine,. Her Mom taught both of us things young ladies need to know at that time! I still remember a lot of the lessons she chose to instill in us during Jr. and High School.I will miss her so much!!! And my one regret is that life has pulled me away with not another chance to come down and see her. As all of us think, I thought I had all the time in the world to reconnect. But day by day life slips by. So am sorry have not received your wisdom in awhile, due to me. But thank you for all that you did teach me.! My Prayers are with all of the Family at this time Please take solace in the fact that she now walks with God, and all that have come before. One Verse is would like to leave with You is Revelation 21:4 (KJV) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:for the former things are passed away. Loved U 2nd mom and Thank you for all the Love to me!!!
I knew Mary Lou from the dialysis center in Lafayette, we had many wonderful conversations. I miss her greatly she was a lovely lady and person. Talked about her children and grand children. Jolene, I am Julie’ s mom and she sends her prayers to your family. Patty Lentz and family.