Gracie Gallegos (1997 - 2018)

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Grace Tyler Gallegos, 20, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M. and current resident of Albuquerque, N.M., gained her angel wings on, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.
She was born on Sept. 10, 1997 to Viviana Sena and Eugene Michael Gallegos in Santa Fe, N.M. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Carmel "Max" Sena, Isidro Gallegos, and Rick Martinez, great-grandparents Pablo and Grace Aguilar, and Ramon and Marcelina Gallegos and godsister Aleandra "Aly" Sanchez.
She is survived and celebrated by her parents, Viviana Sena (Leroy Garcia) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Eugene Michael Gallegos (Latricia) of Los Lunas, N.M.; siblings Sebastian Gallegos (Nicole) of Albuquerque; N.M., Mikala Gallegos (Christopher) of Albuquerque; Ezekiel and Kamiah Gallegos of Los Lunas; Grandmothers, Maria Sofia Martinez of Albuquerque and Julia Gallegos (Frankie) of Los Lunas; aunts and uncles Martin Sena (Monica) of Ribera, N.M.; Mark Sena of Rio Rancho, N.M.; George Gallegos of Gonzales Ranch, N.M.; Joyce Gallegos (Margarito) of El Pueblo, N.M.; Susan Gallegos of Villanueva, N.M.; Patsy Gallegos of Ribera,; and Flora Hernandez (Bibiano) of Los Lunas; nieces and nephew whom she loved with all her heart, Amyah, Sofia, and Amadeo; godparents Fred Sanchez, Frances Bustos and Dawna Ortega-Gallegos.
Special friends who Grace considered to be family are Ariana Baros, Cameron Flores, Jerri Lujan, Kristen and Karlee Rogers, Cassius Trujillo, Markose Pacheco, and MariSol Rael.
She is also survived by her family dogs, Princess and Ace, and her cat, Pharrah, as well as numerous great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and friends.
Grace graduated from West Las Vegas High School in 2016, where she became a state champion in cheer. Grace also enjoyed being on the softball team. Grace was attending Central New Mexico Community College, with dreams of becoming a social worker. On Jan. 18, 2018, she enlisted in the New Mexico Army National Guard and was excited to become a U.S. soldier, a decision that felt she was called to.
In her spare time, Grace enjoyed being with her friends (she had so many), listening to music, going to concerts, reading a good book, dancing, and eating her mama's grilled cheese sandwiches.
Grace truly lived up to her name, and was well known for her caring nature and how she could light up a room instantly when she walked in. She had a genuine smile and treated strangers with the same respect as lifelong friends.
Grace could make anybody laugh and was able to memorize a song in just one time of hearing it.
Grace was determined and did everything with passion. She had the ability to love without holding back, and looked for the best in every situation that she was placed in. Grace loved to help those in need, and was able to give the best advice, for she was wise beyond her years.
Grace loved the Lord and loved praising Him and lifting His name and learning of His teachings and miracles. Although her time on earth was short, we are thankful for her time spent here with us and look forward to seeing her beautiful brown eyes and warm smile, and hearing her infectious laughter again.
A rosary mass will be held for Grace on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the Gilbert "Gillie" Lopez Gymnasium at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at the Sena Cemetary in Sena, N.M., with the following serving as pallbearers: Martin "Tino" Sena, Ezra Sena, Lawrence Valdez, Markose Pacheco, Cassius Trujillo, and Paul Pino.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mariano Gallegos, Analysa Gallegos, Elaina Sanchez and Devin Medina. Grace will also be honored by the New Mexico military.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to WLV Cheer Squad, 179 Bridge St., Las Vegas, N.M., 87701.
Visit to sign the online register book. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave., Las Vegas, N.M., 505-425-3511 or 1-800-479-3511.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Feb. 7, 2018