Funeral services for Arturo Vasco, 72 year old Buffalo resident who passed away suddenly Thursday evening at his home East of Buffalo, will be held Wednesday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend John Constantine officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. A private family interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo. Donations in Mr. Vasco’s memory may be made to the Johnson County 4-H in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Arturo Fernandez Vasco was born on April 13, 1945 in Riano, Spain to Arutro Vasco Rodriguez and Carmen Fernandez Fernandez. He grew up and went to school in Spain and came to the United States when he was 19 years old and worked for the Geraud Ranch in Riverton. He moved to Buffalo in 1969 and went to work for the Esponda Ranch. He was married on September 23rd, 1972 in Buffalo to Christine Garland and they made their home in Buffalo. In 1979 they moved to Powell, Wyoming where he worked on an oil rig. In 1982 they moved to Thermopolis where he worked on the Joe Campbell Ranch. In 1984 they took a job with the Clear Creek Cattle Co. in Lost Cabin, Wyoming. In 1986 they moved back to Buffalo and back to work for the Esponda Ranch where he worked for the next 25 years. Arturo retired in 2012 and continued living in Buffalo until his death.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, gardening, horseback riding and his dogs. His passion was spending time with his family but he was a die hard Denver Broncos fan.
He is survived by his wife Chriss of Buffalo; two sons, Kico Vasco and his wife Lillie Mae of Buffalo and Daniel Vasco and his wife Dawn of Reno, Nevada; one daughter Victoria Vasco of Los Angeles, California; one brother Vicente Vasco and his wife Maria Leonor of Riverton, Wyoming; one sister Maria Fernando of Spain; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; one sister and one nephew.