Richard Joseph Gallegos

March 25, 1956 ~ July 22, 2013
Richard (Ricky) Joseph Gallegos, age 57 passed away July 22, 2013 at his home in Salt Lake City. He was born on March 25, 1956 in Salt Lake City to Joseph D. Gallegos and Sally Trujillo Gallegos.
Rick was a member of the Catholic Church. He obtained his diploma from Granite High and attended the Salt Lake Community College. He was very artistic and spent most of his time drawing, painting, and writing poetry. Rick had a passion for music. He was always singing, dancing, and the life of the party. Slick Rick was so sharp, he had to be to careful not to fall, or he might cut himself.
Rick is survived by his children; Richard (Jenny), Matthew, Melissa (Shane), grandchildren; Maddison and William, brother; Fasio Stockman.
Preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Theresa Chavez and Tina Foti, Brothers; Sam Chavez, Marcelino, Salvador, and Gary Gallegos.
Vigil service will be held on Monday evening, July 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South, Salt Lake City.
Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Parlor, 435.884.3031.
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Deseret Memorial Mortuary
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 28, 2013