Jacob D. Gallegos, Age :83

Feb 06,1936---Jun 24,2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, JACOB D. GALLEGOS.  Jacob, a lifelong resident of Chamita, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 24, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Florence B. Gallegos; grandson, Andrew Lopez; parents, Jose Dolores Gallegos and Eufemia Gallegos; sister, Olivama Martinez; brothers, Luis Gallegos and Ubaldo Gallegos. 

Jacob proudly served in the US Army at a young age.  He retired from the County of Los Alamos after 25 years of service as a heavy equipment operator.  After retirement, he led a quiet and simple life enjoying fishing, hunting, gardening, and maintaining his yard and fruit trees.  He enjoyed harvesting his fruit and traveling to the surrounding communities to sell it, many times generously giving it away.  He was a strong man of faith and belief in God, a hard-working man his entire life.  He was loved dearly by his family and friends, as well as strangers who were drawn to him by his outgoing personality and sense of humor, always smiling and bringing a smile to others.  He always looked forward to attending military breakfast every Saturday morning at the Santa Claran and socializing with his veteran friends, all of whom were very special to him.

Jacob is survived by his wife of 14 years, Melinda Ida Gallegos; sister, Beatrice Maestas (Tony); children, Julie Ann Montoya (Wayne) and Lucia Lopez (Victor); stepchildren, Cindy Diaz, Luann Hernandez and Roger Guerra (Nancy); grandchildren, Danielle Faith Garcia, Ashley Lopez and Matthew Lopez; step-grandchildren, Jose Diaz, Michael Diaz, Jimmy Diaz, Isaac Diaz, Dianne Cruz, Enrique (Bucky) Hernandez, Gerardo (Dowie) Hernandez and Roger Guerra, Jr.

The family would like to thank all the staff at St. Vincent’s Cancer Center and Ambercare Hospice for the kind and gentle care provided to Jacob in his final days.

On July 12, 2019, a Memorial gathering and Life Celebration will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Chamita Community Center in Chamita, New Mexico.  Burial and ceremonial tribute will follow at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 3:00 p.m.    

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150



Condolences

Martha Jun 26 ,2019

Ida and Luann's friend ,Hernandez ,New Mexico

Ida and Luann and family were so sorry to hear about your loss.you need anything just let us know what we can help you out with.

Raymond Gallegos Jun 27 ,2019

None/neighbors and friends ,Chamita ,New Mexico

Chamita has lost a good man and we will all miss Jake and his good conversations. Lourdes and I will never forget him and we will continue to pray for him and his entire family. Our condolences go out to Ida and his entire family, his daughters and his relatives. Ray and Lourdes Gallegos I'm not a robot Privacy - Term sot I'm not a robo I'm not a robot t I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms reCAPTCHA Privacy I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms reCAPTCHA Privacy - Termst I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms neighbor, we will miss Jake and all his conversations,but we won't forget to pray for him. I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Termst reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms our prayers will go out for him. Lourdes and I will never forget Jake and will miss his conversations. Our condolences g I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Termso out to Ida and his I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Termswhole family. His daughters, and his relatives. I'm not a robo I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Termst reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms

Henry Gallegos, Jr. Jun 27 ,2019

None/neighbors and friends ,Chamita ,New Mexico

Please accept my condolences. My prayers will be for Jake and his entire family. Jake was a good man and I will always remember him...God Bless you all. Henry Gallegos, Jr,

Elaine Martínez-Pacheco Jun 28 ,2019

Cousin ,Río Chama ,New Mexico

Our deepest condolences Julie, Lucia and families. From cousins in Rio-Chama.. Elaine Martinez-Pacheco & LeRoy. Clyde Martínez & Lorena

Chilian family Jun 29 ,2019

Our sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one.

Krystle Jun 30 ,2019

Please accept my sincere condolences to the Gallegos family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jacob. The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart. May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the comings days. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Steve and Sadie VandenBusch Jul 01 ,2019

Friend of family members ,ALCALDE ,New Mexico

Our prayers and deepest condolences to the entire family. May Jacob rest in peace and the Lord watch over him. God Bless you all.

Joseph Lopez Jul 04 ,2019

Co worker,freindmy ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences go out to the Gallegos family Jake was a good mentor and freind

Elaine Branch-Pacheco/LeRoy Jul 06 ,2019

Cousin ,Rio-Chama ,New Mexico

I’m so sorry Julie and Lucia and families for your Daddy’s loss.