Benny Gallegos

Benny Gallegos, 72, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Benny was born July 12, 1940 in Agua Fria, N.M. to Remigio and Esqupula Mora Gallegos. At the time of his death, his was employed as a custodian at Walmart. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving wife of 47 years, Antonia Hernandez Gallegos of the family home; one son, Benito Gallegos, Jr. and wife Sylvia; and daughter, Sally Gallegos and husband Vincent Duran, all of Las Cruces. Other survivors include six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Irene Gallegos, three sisters and four brothers. Visitation for Mr. Gallegos will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road where the funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. with Pastor Hector Vega officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress Road, where he will be laid to rest with military honors accorded by the New Mexico National Guard Honor Guard and the Marine Corps League – El Perro Diablo Detachment. Serving as casket bearers will be Benito Jr., Mathew, Phil, Brian and Kevin Gallegos, Vincent, Jacob and Isaac Duran. Honorary bearers will be David Gallegos and Jimmy Andrade. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences, log on to

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 3, 2013