Deluvina "Della" Gallegos (1929 - 2018)

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Our loving mother, Deluvina "Della" Gallegos, 89, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2018.
She was surrounded by her family.
Della was born on Feb. 9, 1929, in El Cerrito, New Mexico. She was a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, N.M.
Della is survived by her daughters, Helen (Chris) Trujillo of Las Vegas, and Cathy Rubio of Albuquerque and son Steve Gallegos of Las Vegas; grandchildren Anthony (LeeAnn) Gallegos, of Denver, Colo.; Rosella (Vince) Montoya of Albuquerque; Phil (Merry) Gallegos of Santa Fe; Geraldine (Paul) Romero of Albuquerque; Lori (Lou) Trujillo of Las Vegas; Kristen Trujillo of Las Vegas; Renee (Wade) Mascarenas of Albuquerque; Gabe (Jaci) Rubio of San Antonio, Texas; siblings Otilia (Joe) Sena of Albuquerque and Salvador Fernandez of Sidney, Neb. and 36 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She joins her husband, Benjamin in heaven, along with son Felipe Gallegos and his daughter, Mary Agnes Williams, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Della retired from the state hospital after 25 years. As a lifelong Catholic, she was a Catholic Daughter, a Member of La Morada de San Jose and the Choirs at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Las Vegas.
The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 9 a.m., with the Funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Interment will be held at a later date. A reception will be held immediately following the funeral mass at the VFW.
Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Gallegos, Phil Gallegos and Gabe Rubio.
Arrangements are entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe, 3232 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, N.M., 505-395-9150.
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3232 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 395-9150
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on May 13, 2018