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Julia Salas Gallegos

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Julia Salas Gallegos, 91, of Alamogordo, passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center.
Mrs. Gallegos was born Nov. 21, 1917, in Ruidoso to Pedro Nunez and Teofilia Madrid (Benevidez) Salas. She lived all of her life in Ruidoso until moving to Alamogordo in 2002.
Survivors include her son David Gallegos and his wife, Irma, of Alamogordo; her daughter Nadine Vasquez and her husband, Erminio, of Las Cruces; eight grandchildren, David Michael Gallegos and his wife, Kim, of Lima, Ohio, Lucas Gallegos, of Las Cruces, Bobbi Lynn Gallegos, of Alamogordo, Edward Vasquez and Vanessa Vasquez, both of Las Cruces, Stephanie Rader and her husband, George, of Alamogordo, and Michelle Hernandez and her husband, Ray, and Phillip Yzaguirre, all of Lubbock, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gonsagita Sanchez, of San Patricio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lucas Pepper Gallegos, in 1990; a daughter, Doris Yzaguirre; four brothers, John, Jake, Gilbert and Pete Salas; and two sisters, Consuelo Silva and Olivia Miranda.
A vigil service will be conducted Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with the rosary to be recited by Deacon Mariano Melendrez.
Cremation will follow.
Friends may call Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 11 to Feb. 25, 2009
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