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Connie J Gallegos

May 15, 1931 — May 11, 2023

Connie J. Gallegos

May 15, 1931 – May 11, 2023

Connie J. Gallegos, age 91, passed away on May 11th, 2023, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose after contracting Covid.

Connie was born on May 15th, 1931, at their family residence in Montrose, Colorado.

She resided at that family residence for most of her life. Connie graduated from Montrose High School.

She was the daughter of Antonio and Laura Gallegos. Connie had two brothers, Tony, and Marquez Gallegos; they all proceeded her in death.

She is survived by her son Douglas and wife Elizabeth Nava. Granddaughter Laura Nava, as well as her sister, Ramona G. Casias, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her favorite jobs were as a teacher’s aide at Northside Elementary, and as an adult education aide.

She loved kids, and all the kids loved her. Starting in 1972, she was a caregiver for her mother, and then her father until 1988.

Connie was very good with languages and besides English, could read and write in Spanish, as well as Navajo.

Connie loved music, had a beautiful voice, loved to attend dances, and go to the movies. In later life she loved to travel with her dear friend, Jim Kimble, to Native American fairs, festivals, and pow-wows, and spending time with family at Taos Pueblo.

She loved her pet dogs; Chinle and Jasper. She especially loved cats; Connie fed every stray cat in the neighborhood.

Connie was always jovial, loved life, and was a friend to everyone. She always thought of others first and was a very giving person.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service for Connie will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 31st at Crippin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Valley Lawn Cemetery.





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