Sophie Constable, as most knew her (Aug. 19, 1932 – Aug. 7, 2022), of Spring Creek, Nevada. Sophie passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 7, around 9 a.m., with her family at her side.

Sophie was born in Conjo, New Mexico to Juan Miguel Vigil and Rumaldita Archuleta. She grew up losing her mother at an early age was raised by her siblings along with her father. She often told us that she had to learn English when she attended her early years of schooling. She had a desire to help those in need.

Sophie married George Albert Constable in Colorado Springs while George was active in the United States Army. Sophie moved to Eureka, where George’s mother Clara Mable Barns lived, while George finished serving in Korea, and some time spent in Germany. Sophie was a long-term resident of Humboldt County, living on Humboldt Hill, where they raised their family. Together they had three boys — Allan Earl, Archie John and Aaron Wayne Constable.

Sophie was a long-time resident of Eureka and worked for local hospitals as a nurse’s assistant for over 42 years. She was caregiver to multiple people in her spare time in the Eureka area. She had many of friends through the area and had some even come to live with us for short periods as she was a mentor to some and stepmom to some of our childhood friends.

Sophie is survived by her bothers John Vigil of Antonito, Colorado, and LeRoy Vigil of Commerce City, Colorado, and sisters Casey Garcia of Sun Valley, Nevada, and Rose Montoya of Littleton, Colorado. Surviving children are Allan Constable of Eureka and Aaron and Debbi Constable of Spring Creek, Nevada. Sophie was preceded in death by son Archie (1981) of Lodi, husband George (1992) of Eureka, brothers Edward Vigil of Antonito, Colorado Eddie Vigil of Leadville, Colorado, Floyd Vigil of Sante Fe, New Mexico, sister Olivama Casias of Leadville, Colorado.

A funeral mass is scheduled for Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. at Saint Bernard Church, located at the corner of 6th Street and H Street in Eureka. Sophie’s remains are going to be buried with our father’s grave (George Albert Constable) at the Sunset Memorial Park, there at the Ocean View Cemetery. Her remains have come back to rest where she spent most of her life. In key of sending flowers, please donate to a dementia research foundation.


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