Obituary of Edmond Paul Vignoul
Edmond Paul Vignoul passed away peacefully at age 85 on Friday, July 23 surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on November 17, 1935 and moved with his family to Denver, Colorado, in 1939. As a young man, Edmond achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He married Marjorie Dreith in 1959, and they worked together to get him through college. He graduated from the University of Denver in l963 with a BA degree in Mathematics. He attended the University of Texas at Austin on a National Science Foundation grant and earned a MA degree in Mathematics Education.
He taught High School Mathematics and in 1969 he was hired as the first Registrar and Director of Financial Aid at Cal State Bakersfield. In 1973 he joined the administration at Cal State Hayward as their Director of Financial Aid. His last move was joyfully made to Eugene Oregon, where he was the Director of Financial Aid at the University of Oregon for 23 years until his retirement in l999. He took great pride in being in a helping profession and loved living in Eugene for 45 years.
Ed and Marge loved to travel and were fortunate enough to travel the world and the US via planes, trains, boats and automobiles. They also loved golf, and Ed couldn’t wait to retire so he could become a member of Shadow Hills Country Club where they played many rounds over the years. He enjoyed volunteering in his retirement for various organizations, such a Meals on Wheels, Boy Scouts, and others.
Edmond’s home was his castle and his family his fortress. His wife for 62 years, Marge, was his best friend and later loving care giver. His son Greg Vignoul and wife Julie gave him two beautiful and bright grandchildren, Mackenzie and Colin, whom he adored. They, along with his daughter Stephanie and husband Steve, provided so much love, fun, and support. Ed is also survived by his step-grandson Phil and his wife Casey and their children Tripp and Ellie. Ed is also survived by his two nieces, Carol Ann and Valerie, his brother-in-law Dick and sister-in-law Dottie and their children, Donna and Julie who all live in Colorado.
There will be a family service of Inurnment at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on or near his birthday in November.
Edmond loved art, flowers, and hummingbirds. If you wish to honor his life, you are encouraged to hang a hummingbird feeder at your home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, the Alzheimers Association, the Assistance League of Eugene, or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.