Gilbert “Gil” Vega, 63 passed away August 26, 2021 from Covid-19 in Casper, Wyoming at Wyoming Medical Center. Services will be held Friday Sept 3, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, WY.
Gilbert was born April 5, 1958 in Worland, Wyoming to Benito & Josephine Vega. He attended school in Worland, WY where is favorite sport was Track, after school he joined the United States Navy and served from 1977-1984 receiving an Honorable Discharge. After his discharge he came to Casper, WY to be closer to his family.
He worked several years as a CSM at Walmart, this is where he met the love of his life and soulmate, Becky in 2009 after he “stalked” her when he came on shift until he finally asked her out on a date. They married in July of 2010. At the time of his death he worked at Mesa Natural Gas Solutions as an Electrical Technician. He had earned Safety Man of the month and quarter several times which he was very proud of.
Gilbert was active in many sports & outdoor activities. He loved to golf with his brothers, ride his bicycle for hours and hike with his Mesa friends. His football team was Chicago Bears while his wife’s team is the Green Bay Packers, which always made for an interesting day at their home when these 2 teams played. He also enjoyed watching the UFC/MMA fights with his brother Albert while they enjoyed their Peach Crown Royal. When he wasn’t playing golf with his brothers he was spending time with his wife. If they weren’t working they were spending time together.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daughter Josephine and Brother Tony and his sister-in-law Tammy Lyman.
He is survived by his wife Becky of the family home in Casper, Brothers Ben (Julie) of Worland, Richard (Becky) of Texas, Ernie (Natalie) of Arizona and Albert of Casper, his sister Mary Ellen Villegas (Jesus) of Casper, and his Uncle Manual (Gloria) who was considered a brother by the whole family of Worland. Children Tammy Lynn, Gilbert Jr and Nucole. Step sons, Rudy (Mary), Preston (Derik) and James (Tami), and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews and his buddy, Jack, his Border collie.
He will be deeply missed by his family, co-workers and many friends that he made in his lifetime simply because he would talk to anybody. He truly loved people.
A gathering to celebrate Gilbert’s life will be held at the VFW at 1800 Bryan Stock Trail @ 12:30 p.m. following his service. Please dress casual and wear your football team jersey if you have one.
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