Leonard ‘Len’ Gallegos

A Funeral Mass for Leonard “Len” Gallegos will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Cortez. Rosary services were to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel. Father Pat Valdez will be presiding.

Len was born on October 25, 1956, in Cortez, the son of Adonais “Ed” and Mary Teodorita (Martinez) Gallegos. He passed away suddenly, due to a heart attack, at his home in Aurora, Colo. Len was 57 years old.

In 1975, Len graduated from Montezuma-Cortez High School. He went on to attend cosmetology school in Grand Junction, Colo. Len worked until his death as a stylist and cosmetologist. He was an avid Denver Bronco’s fan, and also shared a love for fishing and camping.

Len is survived by his domestic partner, Ed Lantz of Aurora, Colo.; his granddaughter, Natalya; brothers and sisters, Phillip Martinez (Maxine) of Bayfield, Colo., Toby Gallegos (Sharon Duncan) of Durango, Colo., Larry Gallegos (Kathy Butler) of Farmington, N.M., Mary Ann Miera (Rafael Balderrama) of Lewis, Colo., Carmen Gallegos (Joe Gomez) of Cortez, and Ernestine Olivas (Gilbert Olivas) of Cortez; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, Adonais “Ed” and Mary Teodorita (Martinez) Gallegos; his siblings, Stella Lopez, Jo Mott, and Alex “H” Gallegos; and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Leonard’s name at Vectra Bank. 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.