|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1932|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 2009|
Arthur Gallegos, age 77, a lifetime resident of Montezuma, N.M. passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque following a brief illness.
He was born in Sapello, N.M. on Feb. 20, 1932 to the late Isidro Gallegos and Manuelita Padilla Gallegos.
He was united in marriage at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M. on Dec. 20, 1952 to Dora Varela.
He served in the United States Marines and Army was also a member of the 720th National Guard.
He retired in 1985 from the City of Las Vegas where he was employed as Auto Mechanic for 17 years.
A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Isidro and Manuelita Gallegos; brother: Benino Gallegos; son: Edward Gallegos and infant son: Ruben Gallegos.
He is survived by his wife: Dora Gallegos of the family home in Montezuma, N.M.; sons and daughters: Leroy Gallegos and wife Lucy of Albuquerque, Angie Gallegos and companion Patrick Apodaca, Lorraine Lucero and husband Leonard, Marvin Gallegos and wife Linda, Annette Gallegos and husband Manuel Gonzales all of Las Vegas, N.M. and Martin Gallegos and wife Tanya of Albuquerque; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother: Annie Romero and husband Reyes, Inez Richardson and husband Larry and Leroy Gallegos and wife Frances all of Albuquerque; brother & sisters-in-law: Raymond Varela and Pauline Garcia both of Las Vegas, N.M., Maria Gonzales and husband Antonio of Los Vigiles, N.M., Virginia Castenada and husband Aaron of Kansas and Lena Gallegos of Albuquerque; special nephews: Eddie Varela and Manuel Maestas both of Las Vegas, N.M.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Rosary devotional services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday, April 27 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant.
Interment will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Leroy Gallegos, Jerry Gallegos, Leonard Lucero, Eddie Varela, Manuel Gonzales and Mark Carrillo. Serving as honorary bearers: Christina Urioste, Sonya Gallegos, Cruz Gallegos, Crystal Urioste and Annette Gallegos.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M., 1-800-479-3511.
Antonio Isidro Gallegos (1895 - 1960)
Manuelita Padilla Gallegos (1900 - 1971)
Benino A Gallegos (1928 - 1999)*
Arthur Gallegos (1932 - 2009)
Leroy Fred Gallegos (1938 - 2014)*
Saint Anthonys Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36474490
Added: Aug. 16, 2014