Frank Gallardo

Frank Gallardo SLATON-Rosary service for Frank Gallardo, 76, of Slaton will be 6:30 p.m. today, Dec. 5, 2012, in Englunds Chapel. Celebration of life service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Slaton's Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Chacko Thadathil officiating. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Mr. Gallardo was born July 1, 1936, in Austin, Texas. He moved to the Slaton area in 1946. Frank married Hope Garcia on March 23, 1952. He worked for Supreme Feed Mills and retired from Plains Coop Oil Mill in Lubbock after 22 years of service. Frank was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Isaac Gallardo, on July 21, 1973, and a sister, Rose Marie De Leon. He is survived by his wife, Hope of Slaton; sons, Raymond Gallardo of Slaton, Robert Gallardo of Arlington and Frank Gallardo Jr. of Lubbock; daughters, Janie Guzman of Shallowater, Margaret Pena of Lubbock, Rachel Casias of Grande Prairie, Patsy Orosco of Lubbock and Becky Hinojosa of Arlington; sisters, Sarah Esquivel of Austin and Alicia Ramirez of Slaton; along with 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Guzman, Eric Martinez, Carlos Casias, Joel Pena, Jacob Silva, Ruben Gallardo, Arron Dabila, and Berto Hinojosa.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 5, 2012