Helen Marion Gallegos, age 88, entered into rest on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Plains Regional Medical Center where she was surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 20, 1928 to the home of Jack Compton and Matilda (Tillie) Montoya Asper in Clovis, New Mexico. She married the love of her life, Henry Gallegos on September 9, 1944 and was married 63 years. They were blessed with thirteen children together.
Helen loved cooking for her family. She always made the best tortillas! The best coffee was always made and ready for her children and grandchildren when they would come over. Helen loved to go to BINGO, dancing, and shopping and she loved to watch her western movies.
She is survived by her children; Richard (Viola-Cloudy) Gallegos of Ft. Worth, TX, Joe I. (Helen) Gallegos, Sr., Michael Gallegos, Bobby (Esther) Gallegos, Betty Gallegos, Tony (Bertha Robles) Gallegos, Virginia Garcia, Ruben Gallegos, Daniel Gallegos, Marcella (Jimmy) Apodaca, John (Michelle) Gallegos, and Charlie Gallegos, all of Clovis, NM.; 42 Grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband of 63 years, Henry; an infant son, Paul; her sister Dorothy Ochoa; and her brother-in-law Joe Ochoa.
A Rosary will be recited on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May16, 2017 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lawn Heaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Serving as Pall Bearers will be Jimmy Apodaca, Jr., Anthony Gutierrez, Steven Garcia, John Gallegos, Jr., Ethan Gallegos, Andrew Sena, Daniel F. Gallegos, and Joe I. Gallegos III.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis, NM (575) 763-5541. You may sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
Helen was a wonderful woman who will truly be missed.
Jamie, Dominic, Amani, Blaise KatsbulasLawrence, KS
Love you so much Auntie I miss you dearly God bless you and thank you for being such a wonderful blessing in my life. To my family I love you all God bless you.
Virginia OchoaGreeley, CO
To Brenda Ganshert, Michael Gallegos and the entire family, our sincere condolences.
Merna and Bernie GanshertGordon, NE
My condolences to the Gallegos family God Bless..
marcelino cordovaBelen, NM
So sorry for your loss 🙏🏻 for you Suzanne and your family
Sherrie morrisAmarillo, TX
I met this woman right after Richard and Cloudy got married. She was an awesome hostess and the conversation was awesome. Im glad tjat I got to know her too. My condolences to the whole family prayers sent
Tina MartinezClovis, NM
I'm so sorry for your loss
I can't remember anyone more joyous, anyone healthier in body and mind, always telling us how we had to use our heads because we would work hard in life She would tell Betty and me No one gave us anything and no one will give u anything We would laugh thinking oh sure Wow how fast those years went by remembering her is easy, She always set a place for u at her dinner table even though there were at least 10 others to feed
I know there’s an ache within ur heart
that will never go away but I pray that as a family your Faith will stay strong Coming from such great Parents as Henry and Helen Gallegos , you have no choice but to be the best cause they were awesome. May I share in your pain today May I help in anything May God Bless all of you Those Family members that will be traveling to show honor and respect for Helen (Mom,Grandma,Great Grandma, Auntie, Comadre ,Sister or even someone's neighbor ) Godspeed !!!!!!LovezU Cathy Baca
Cathy BacaClovis, NM
I'm so fortunate and grateful that I had the opportunity to grow up and spend countless hours and days in grampo and grandma's house. Vivid memories of running around with my cousins and hearing the laughter of everyone. I will cherish those memories forever.
Michael GallegosAlbuquerque, NM
My codololences to Big Michael Gallegos and family. My family is praying for you. Kim, Semar, Shawn, Valencia, and Alecia. Love you for a lifetime.
Kim StevensonClovis, NM