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Gilbert Gallegos

August 18, 1936 — January 11, 2021

Gilbert Gallegos, 84, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2021, at his home in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born August 18, 1936, in McNary, AZ, son of Ted and Gabie Gallegos.

Gilbert graduated from Holbrook High School and was a member of the Class of 1955. Following graduation, he went on to attend barber school. He married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Frances Chavez Gallegos. They celebrated 63 years of marriage this past June. Gilbert was self-employed, owning many businesses; he will be remembered most as the owner of the EL Rancho Restaurant in Holbrook, AZ where he worked alongside his wife, Frances, for over 62 years. 

Gilbert enjoyed golfing, hunting, boating, and traveling. He mostly loved spending his time with his family and grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Surviving in addition to his wife Frances Gallegos, is his son Derek Gallegos (Alisa) of Snowflake, AZ; daughters, Melicia Thompson of Holbrook, AZ, and Marci Bischoff (Brent) of Gallup, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Gilbert Gallegos, Mercedes Bischoff, MaKenzi Thompson, and Camille Bischoff; five great-grandchildren, Jesiee, Jayce, and Jordann Gardner, and Bella and Emma Pawlik; and one sister, Florence Trujillo.

Services were held in Holbrook, AZ at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, January 19, 2021, at 10:00 am.


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