John Lawrence Gallegos
Funeral Mass for longtime Mancos resident John Lawrence Gallegos will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Mancos. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery with military honors being conducted by Montezuma County VFW Post #5231.
Visitation has been scheduled for Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ertel Memorial Chapel, followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m.
John was born Jan. 30, 1937 in Conejos, the son of Victor and Josephine (Archuleta) Gallegos. He passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at age 76 at Southwest Memorial Hospital.
On Sept. 5, 1964, John married Roberta G. Silva in Durango. They shared 49 years of marriage. John worked for Civil Service as well as being a self-employed mechanic. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially when it involved hunting, fishing and camping. John loved to dance.
John is survived by his wife, Roberta Silva of Mancos; son, Eugene A. Gallegos; wife, Dee of Mancos; daughters Melinda Murphy and Melaine Brassill, both of Mancos; grandchildren, Jason Elledge, Billy Gallegos, Brian Murphy, Tony Gallegos, Sabrina Murphy, Skylan Brassill, and Jullian Brassill; great-granddaughter, Kamryn Murphy; brothers, Victor Gallegos, Ted Gallegos, Orland Gallegos, Raymond Gallegos, and Billy Gallegos; and sisters, Benny Hernandez, Emily Hernandez, Gomie Garcia, and Rosie Martinez. He was preceded in death by his son, John “Johnny” Gallegos; parents, Victor and Josephine Gallegos; and brother, Danny Gallegos.
Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.