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Gilbert Robert Vidaurri



Gilbert Robert Vidaurri of Frederick, Colorado passed away in Longmont, Colorado on March 14, 2023 at the age of 89. Gil was born to his parents Sotero and Marcelina Vidaurri on April 29, 1933 in Frederick. He grew up in Frederick along with his five siblings: Ruth Gamboa, Angelo Vidaurri, Cleto Vidaurri, Lupe Jaquez and Andrew Vidaurri. Upon graduating high school Gil joined the United States Army making him a veteran. A fact of his life that he was very proud of.

Upon his return from service Gil married the former Sherry Burke on June 27, 1959 in Longmont, Colorado. The couple settled in Frederick in the same home that Gil had been raised. Gil and Sherry were married over 51 years until Sherry’s passing in 2011. The marriage produced their two children: Juli Vidaurri and Mike Vidaurri.

Gil owned and operated his own business for over 35 years. Vidaurri’s Heating Plumbing and Air Conditioning was a trusted company known to do quality work backed up by the honest owner. The sticker “Serviced by Vidaurri’s Heating” may still be found on many furnaces throughout the Carbon Valley.

Seeing a need for his small town to have access to quick, local emergency services, Gil co-founded, with others, the Tri-Town Ambulance Service. This was one of several organizations that Gil gave his time and efforts to during his life, including: Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, Tri-Town Lions Club, VFW Post 9741, St Theresa Catholic Church, and countless charity projects throughout the area. If someone needed a hand up, Gil was there to extend his hand. All benefited from his decades of dedication.

Preceded in death by his mother Marcelina (1978), father Sotero (1986), wife Sherry (2011), sister Ruth (2015), brother Angelo (2017), sister Lupe (2017) and brother Cleto (2021).

Survived by brother Andrew Vidaurri, daughter Juli Vidaurri, son Michael Vidaurri and his wife JoDee, grandson William Villa and his wife Heidi, granddaughter Cassandra Villa and her husband David Price, granddaughter Tia Henderson and her fiancé Chase Brocious, granddaughter Brianna Henderson, granddaughter Courtnee Matteson and her husband John, grandson Jorden Vidaurri, granddaughter Lindsee Vidaurri. Great-grandchildren Trevor Price, Sierra Price, Jude Villa, and a great-granddaughter on the way.

Gilbert Vidaurri was the definition of a good man and is already missed.