Gallegos, Donna Age - 49 Rio Chama Jan 24, 2011

Donna Gallegos, a resident of Rio Chama passed away on Monday, January 24, 2011. She was born on January 13, 1962 in Española, NM to the late Jose Medardo Gallegos and Teresa. Donna was the 7th of ten children. Donna was employed by the Española Public Schools as the Head Custodian at Hernandez Elementary. Most recently she worked for Ideal Home Care, caring for her mother up until she was no longer able to due to her own illness. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Jose Medardo in 2002; brothers: Nick “Spook” Gallegos in 1997 and Eddie “Flappers” Gallegos in 2000; niece, Lisa Gallegos in 2004; paternal grandparents, Julian and Trinidad Gallegos; maternal grandparents, Fidel and Adelina Martinez; baptismal god-parents, Precilana and Armante Garcia; paternal aunts & uncles: Pat Gallegos, Rachael Gallegos, Viola Gallegos, Gusman Jaramillo, Ernesto Trujillo; maternal aunts & uncles: Orlando Martinez, Clotario Martinez and Orlinda Martinez. Donna is survived by her daughter and best friend, Melissa Gallegos from Rio Chama; god-daughter whom she helped raise & considered more like a daughter, Rayna Gallegos; mother Teresa Gallegos of Rio Chama; sister, Sadie Martinez and husband Louis of Rio Chama; brothers: Gilbert Gallegos and wife Germana of Rio Chama, Manuel Gallegos and companion Marina Garcia of El Guache, Michael Gallegos of Rio Chama, Carlos Gallegos and wife Melissa of Alcalde, Ray Gallegos and wife Margaret of Rio Chama, Jackie Gallegos and wife Diane of Rio Chama; raised like a brother, Bill Martinez and wife Trinnie from Rio Chama; sisters-in-law: Joann Gallegos of El Guache and Betty Gallegos of El Llano; also her very close friend Helen Salazar of San Pedro whom she considered a sister; god-children: Louis Martinez Jr., Rayna Gallegos and Jenae Ortiz; 8 nephews; 12 nieces; 7 great nephews and 10 great nieces; paternal aunts & uncles: Julia Jaramillo, Vicente Gallegos, Libes and husband Silviano Trujillo, Nora Trujillo, Tony Gallegos and wife Olivia, Reyes Gallegos and Virginia Gallegos; maternal aunts & uncles: Fidel Martinez and wife Rose, Augustine Martinez and wife Florida, Cy Martinez, Loyola Martinez and companion Candelario Ramirez, Juan Luis Martinez and wife Louisa, Lucy and Susie Martinez. Public visitation will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel at DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Española with interment to follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, caring Donna to her final resting place will be her brothers: Gilbert, Manuel, Michael, Carlos, Ray and Jackie Gallegos; honorary pallbearers: Louis Martinez Jr., Carlitos, EJ and Antonio Gallegos, Eric Garcia, Daniel Salazar and Peter Santiago Velarde V. The family of Donna Gallegos have entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477