Ursula Gallegos, 71, a resident of El Barranco, N.M., passed away on Monday following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio S. and Felicita Rivera Gallegos; her grandparents, Jose E and Pablita Gallegos and Andelicio and Delfinia Rivera; and the following nieces and nephews Richard Gallegos, Dennis Ortiz, Diana Ortiz; and a great-nephew, Alexander Gallegos.
She is survived by three brothers: Andy Gallegos and Joe R. Gallegos and wife Bernice of El Barranco, and Ruben Gallegos and wife Mary Lou of Santa Fe, N.M.; five sisters: Audry Ortiz and husband Juan of El Pueblo, N.M., Angie Gonzales and husband Adan of Albuquerque, Grace Stein and husband Gene of El Pueblo, N.M., Tila Orr of El Barranco, and Amanda Lindsey and husband Jim of Las Vegas, N.M.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ursula graduated from West Las Vegas High School and received her RN degree from St Vincent Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe and various doctors offices in Santa Fe and Las Vegas. She loved to dance, make flowers, hiking and working the auctions. She was a member of the San Miguel del Vado Church.
Cremation has taken place and services were held at the San Miguel del Vado Church in San Miguel, N.M. with a rosary on Thursday evening at 7 and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning at 10. The interment followed in the El Pueblo Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 215 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319 or 1-888-525-9319.