JUAN JACOBO GALLEGOS Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed from this life on Tuesday June 11, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He touched all our lives and we will truly miss him. Juan J. Gallegos was born on March 28, 1922 in Llano Largo, New Mexico. He was a World War II Disabled Veteran. In 1956 he moved his family to Santa Fe. He worked for the State Penitentiary and other state agencies. He retired from the Labors Union and the Zia Maintenance Company at LANL in 1987. Mr. Gallegos is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Rosana; parents, Federico and Abelita (Mascarenas) Gallegos; children, Delia and Juan M.; brothers, Margarito, Flavio, Jose Estavan (Lois); and several grandchildren. Juan is survived by children: Gloria Westbrook, Pedro Gallegos, Margie Gurulï¿½ (Thomas), and Valentina Leyba (Steve); grandson who he raised, Robert Chavez; special friend, Augustina Valdez; twenty-one grandchildren and fifty-five great grandchildren; sister, Margarita (Franklin) Rodarte; and sister-in-law, Dorothy. He also had many nephews, nieces and friends. Jared Leyba will serve as pallbearer. Honorary pallbearers are all his grandchildren. Services will commence with a Rosary at Rivera Family Funeral, 417 East Rodeo Road, Santa Fe at 7 pm Monday June 17, 2013. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 11 am, San Jose Parish Church, 116 Camino San Jose, La Cienega, NM. Christian burial at 12:45 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 989-7032
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900