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Christopher Najera Gallegos Jr. Obituary

Long time Alamogordo resident, Christopher N. Gallegos Jr., passed away peacefully on June 19, 2016. at his home with family by his side.

Christopher N. Gallegos was born May 26th, 1936, in Alamogordo, N.M., to Christopher and Josephina Gallegos. He married Burline "Lynn" Cannon Gallegos in 1956 and celebrated 52 years of joyous marriage.

Chris attended New Mexico State University before he started his 45 year career with Landair/Dyncorp/NewTec where he was the Photo Optic Lead Technician. Chris was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No.# 4101 where he held several positions on the board of directors and volunteered for numerous events at the Eagles Lodge.

Chris is survived by his seven siblings; Josephine (Ted) Duran, Celina Brusuelas, Tony (Yolanda) Gallegos, George Gallegos, Rosalie Gallegos, Gloria (Nestor) Montoya, and Ralph (Litta) Gallegos, his six children; Christopher (Theresa) Gallegos III, Michael Gallegos, Renee (Kenny) Shaffer, Denise (Philip) Cuellar, Patricia (Cesar) Rodriguez and Kenneth (Kim) Gallegos, his 12 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chris is preceded in death by his wife Lynn, his parents, his brother Charlie Gallegos, granddaughters Ashley Shaffer and Stephanie Miller, grandson Guadalupe Cuellar Jr. and great-grandson Michael Woodward.

At 9 a.m., on June 23, 2016, the family will celebrate a Vigil service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where Josephine Duran will lead the congregation in the Rosary and Cesar Rodriguez will deliver the eulogy. Father Mike Lindsay will be the celebrant at the 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection and following the mass, Interment will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.

Chris's Pallbearers will be Phillip Cuellar, Nestor Montoya, Dallas Woodward, George Gallegos, Ralph Gallegos and Chuck Templeton.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ted Duran, Kenny Shaffer, Donnie Ray Cuellar, Harry MacNeil, Ron Romero, Benito Montoya.
The offerings at the mass will be presented by Johnathan Gallegos, Kamrin Woodward, Derrick Espinoza and Mariana Bautista.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Martha Gemmer, Casa Arenas staff, especially Eddy, Janet, Patricia and Cindy, Access Home Health, Alamogordo Dialysis Center, Deacon Pete and Msgr Robert Calles, his longtime friend and spiritual advisor.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 21 to July 20, 2016
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