ALAMOSA — Donald Michael Gallegos has moved on to his heavenly home and will join loved ones who left before him. He gracefully departed on April 24, 2020, and blessed all since he came into the world on 9/29/1935.
He was a devoted Son to entrepreneur’s Pete and Benita Gallegos of Alamosa Colorado, Owners of the Alamosa Taxi Service and the La Linda Vista Hotel on State Street. Donald started a career with the US Post Office and retired after 35 years. He was passionate about life and his humor and fables were beyond real. He loved telling stories and pretending. He enjoyed going to the Horse and Dog races with his brother Charles.
He never told his true age because he created a game of adding the digits of your age to get your true age so, instead of being 84 he would say he just turned 11 yrs. old (8+4) Donald married Mary A Garcia (deceased) of Alamosa and they had 5 Children together, Debbie Gallegos Kelley, Michael J Gallegos (deceased) married to Georgette Gallegos, Donald M Gallegos (Jerome) married to Caroline Guerrero Gallegos, Charles C Gallegos married to Angelie Rulano Gallegos, Mark Anthony Gallegos (deceased) Donald later Married Viola Martinez (deceased) and earned the love of her 5 children, Marcus Bernal, Louie Bernal, Debbie Jamieson, Emily Wythe and Louise Fuentes. and Grandchildren.
Donald along with his Surviving Brother, Charles Gallegos and wife Sherry have left a beautiful Legacy. He left a loving family that included 12 Grandchildren and 35 Great Grandchildren. Dad, Pops, Grandpa, Gramps, GG, Big Papa were some of the sweetest and most endearing names he was known by. He will be missed but thoughts of him will forever bring a smile to our faces.
There will be a graveside celebration of life on August 8th, 2020 at the Alamosa Municipal Cemetery at 2:30 PM.