Peaceful 09

Jose Gallegos

December 25, 1946 ~ July 11, 2020 (age 73)

Obituary

COVID-19:  St. Mary’s Catholic Church is requiring all those in attendance to wear masks.  The church is also required to limit occupancy by 50% therefore seating is limited. 

Mass of Christian Burial for Las Animas, Colorado resident, Jose Gallegos, known to his family and friends as Lalo or Joe, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Father Henry Wertin officiating.  Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will take place at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery.  Visitation for Joe will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas.

Joe Gallegos was born on December 25, 1946 in Santa Rita, New Mexico to Carlos and Cecilia (Gonzales) Gallegos.  He passed away with his family by his side on July 11, 2020 at his home at the age of 73.

Joe loved his family.  He was a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all.  He was a mechanic, owning and operating Joe's Garage for over 2 decades.  Joe was also talented with carpentry, welding, painting cars, electrical work and upholstery. He enjoyed fishing, restoring vintage cars, spending time with family, and football season, watching the Denver Broncos.

Joe is survived by his wife, Frances Gallegos of the family home; daughters, Virginia (Jeff) Baker, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sandra Snyder, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Josie (Joe) Batten, Colorado Springs, Colorado; four siblings, Annie Lopez of Belen, New Mexico, Georgia (Ernie) Madrid of Las Lunas, New Mexico, Loraine (William) Maddock of Commerce City, Colorado and Leo (Betty) Gallegos of Las Animas, Colorado; five grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sally Gallegos; brother, Johnny Gallegos; and sister, Theresa Valdez.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 15, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas, Colorado

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
July 16, 2020

9:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
714 Elm Ave
Las Animas, CO 81054

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
July 16, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
714 Elm Ave
Las Animas, CO 81054

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
July 16, 2020

Bent/Las Animas Cemetery
28082 County Road 10
Las Animas, CO 81054

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