On Thursday January 12th, Jose R Gallegos, beloved father, passed away. He was eighty-four. Born in Fort Garland, Colorado to Guillermo (Willie) Gallegos and Fedelina Gallegos, Jose joined the military at a young age, serving in the Marine Corps. He fought for his country in the French Indo China conflict and went back again to fight in Vietnam. After serving in the military Jose moved to Washington State where he worked for Metro Transit until retirement. Jose loved being a father to his three daughters. He loved being up in the mountains fishing, and old country music that he loved to sing along to. Jose was best known for his story telling, sense of humor, generosity, and being out in nature.
Jose was brother to Bill, Art, Herb, Floyd, and Freddie and was the last brother to pass. He is survived by his daughters, Monica Gallegos Brown, Maria Elena Gallegos Gallardo, Miquela Gallegos Brown, son, Scott Gallegos and his grandson, Beto Gallegos Gallardo. He was loved and will be missed by many.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at 11am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – 1200 E 5th St, Arlington, WA 98223.
In leu of flowers, we ask for donations to the local food bank here: