Gilbert M. Garley Jr.
Gilbert M. Garley Jr.

Gilbert M. Garley, Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the age of 82. He would have been 83 on July 23, 2021. Happy Birthday, Dad.

Gilbert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was born and raised in Bernalillo. He served on the Bernalillo School Board, was elected Sandoval County Treasurer, was active in politics and became a successful businessman. His hard work was displayed in the many successful businesses he owned and operated, which included Aqui Auto Parts NAPA store, Bernalillo Wrecker Service, Bernalillo Car Wash, Garley Construction Co., and the Garley Galleria. Gilbert filled family and friends with many stories of his life. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones.

Gilbert is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert M. Sr. and Emma T. Garley, both of Bernalillo; and grandson, Tony C. Garley Jr. of Albuquerque.

Gilbert is survived by his beloved wife Rita Garley, whom he lovingly referred to as "Ritz"; his children, Tony Garley (Rosemary), Lloyd Garley (Maria); step-children Steve Gallegos (Carol), Jolene Gallegos, Joe Gallegos (Linda) and Julie Ann Mitchell; grandchildren, Kiara Garley-Jaramillo (Marcus), Kayla Garley; step-grandchildren, Kristina, Rebecca, Jonathan, Oliver, Estella, Brandon; Gilbert's great grandchild Aria Jaramillo; and step-great grandchildren, Alicia, Andres and Hana. He is also survived by his sister Kathy Amador (Roger); and brother Dennis Garley (Evelyn) all of Phoenix, Arizona.

His rosary and funeral were held on March 25, 2021.

Please visit our online guestbook for Gilbert at

Published by Albuquerque Journal on Jul. 25, 2021.
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I offer my deepest condolences to the Garley family I was blessed to be able to work with him as his caregiver he was a very sweet man he is surely missed
Michelle Federico
July 26, 2021
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