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Gallegos, Pete

Pete Gallegos

Services: Have been held.

Mr. Pete Gallegos, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1927, in Sacatosa, to Glaudina and Pedro Gallegos. He married Aurelia Pena in Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 1, 1952. He made his home in Las Vegas until moving to Portales in 1960. For many years he worked on local farms until 1978. Family members said he enjoyed working in his yard and watching wrestling matches on television. For the past two years he has been a resident of a rest home in Clovis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ramon, Max, Marcelino and Epifanio Gallegos; two sisters, Vianita Chavez, and Genevieve Gallegos; an infant daughter; and his wife.

Survivors include three sons, Pat, Dennis and Ernesto Gallegos, all of Portales; two daughters, Loretta Aguilar (and husband, Reggie) of Portales, and Ernistine Carrasquillo (Jerry) of Boston; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Salazar (Deandra), Salvador Gonzales (Nicole), Eric Gallegos (Bernadette), B. Ryan, Junior and Adam Aguilar, and Tabitha and Jacob Carrasquillo; six great-grandchildren, Jonathyn, Ethyn and Rheagyn Gonzales, Izaiah Salazar, and Meika and Angelina Gallegos.

Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Vincent Gallegos, Eric Gallegos, Bryan Aguilar, Salvador Gonzales, Jimmy Salazar and Larry Vigil.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.