Gabriel Isidro "Chio" Gallegos, Age :74

Apr 29,1945---May 05,2019

Gabriel Isidro (Chio) Gallegos served as mayordomo of La Fragua Puertecito y Saiz Community Ditch since 2003. He gave unselfishly many hours of his time maintaining his beloved Acequia. Chio, as all his friends knew him, had a very special love for farming that went far and beyond. He was well known as part of the AAA Farm, located in Sena, NM. His passion for Maintaining the Acequia ensured that all parciantes were able to water their fields. He was instrumental in many of the improvements and developments that took place in restructuring the Acequia.

Chio as passionate as he was towards farming and his community of El Valle the Gallegos family has requested that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in his honor to the:

La Fragua Puertecito y Saiz Acequia Community Ditch @ P.O. Box 312 Ribera, New Mexico 87560. Mr. Gallegos was a strong believer of “LA AGUA ES VIDA”. The recitation of the Holy Rosary will be on Saturday May 11th at 9am at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish 1228 NM-3 Villanueva, NM, the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 am.

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150

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Gail Rodriguez May 09 ,2019

Daughter ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Dad- you are finally resting. The day you past as you lay there the afternoon sunset was shining upon your body thought the window. Your face was handsome as ever & it was beautiful to see you resting and no longer in pain. Thank you for loving me and my family so much. All your friends are telling me how much you were proud of me- well I too was always proud of you. Your many talents, your hard work and mostly how much you helped everyone. Dad you have always been an angel, but now you have your wings.

Cynthia & Jeff May 09 ,2019

Neice ,Show Low ,Arizona

My uncle was a quiet and gentle soul! He was kind, funny, and very loving. He was stern when needed to be and a playful when he had the time. He worked hard all his life to make sure his family and the ranch was taken care of. Uncle Chio, you will be missed everyday but I know you will be looking down at the kids and sending love!

Allen B. Sanchez May 09 ,2019

Uncle/Padrino ,Sena ,New Mexico

Padrino you will be missed immensely by your family and friends. Their have been very few men like you in this world. A mans man who led by example. You’ve impacted so many lives in such a positive way, which will be passed on for many generations to come. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, from giving me advice to sharing your extensive knowledge of life. Rest In peace you will never be forgotten.

Adam Gallegos May 09 ,2019

My sincere condolences to the family may you rest in peace.

John Garcia May 11 ,2019

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

I’m sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. I knew Chio since I was a child. He was a good man. My girls looked forward to seeing “the man at the farm” when we’d stop in at harvest time. Rest is peace Chio, you’ll forever be in our memories.

Rebecca Garza and Vicky Sanchez May 11 ,2019

Gabriel, Thank you for loving my aunt Sophie with all your your heart, I know her heart is broken from losing you. May she and all of your family find comfort in knowing that you are watching over them from heaven.

Maria A May 12 ,2019

Lamento su pérdida, la Biblia nos consuela en el libro de Revelación 21:4 dice: Y limpiará toda lágrima de sus ojos y la muerte no será más, ni existirá ya más lamento ni clamor ni dolor. Las cosas anteriores han pasado. Jehová Dios cumplirá esta promesa por medio de Jesucristo su amado hijo.

Mark Carroll May 12 ,2019

Friend, Co-worker ,New Orleans ,Louisiana

Sincere condolences to Sophie and the family. He had a heart as big as Texas . I’m grateful to have been his friend. Big love !