Cosme Gallegos, Jr….March 1, 1953 – January 10, 2017


A Memorial Mass for Cosme Gallegos, Jr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Father Henry Wertin will officiate. A Rosary/Scripture service will take place at 9:30 a.m., also at the church. Inurnment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Military rites will be provided by VFW Post #2411 and American Legion District #1 Post #6.

Cosme John Gallegos, Jr. was born on March 1, 1953 to Cosme Sr. and Susie (Esquibel) Gallegos in Denver, Colorado and passed away on January 10, 2017 also in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 63.

Cosme was a proud United States Marine who served during the Vietnam Conflict. He and his wife of 37 years had 3 children and 12 grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren, James (Amber) Acosta, Frankie Acosta, Laura Acosta, Charlie (Randy) Cruzan, Samantha (Angel) Palmer, CJ (Bre) Gallegos, Katelyn Marmon, Keith Gallegos, Taylor Marmon, Richard Gallegos, Jaydon Gallegos and Embree Gallegos. He also loved talking on the phone with his God Daughter Juanita Stollsteimer. Cosme loved spending time fishing and playing pool. He was always available to listen if you needed someone to talk to.

Cosme is survived by Evelyn Gallegos of Las Animas, Colorado; his children, Cosme (Tammie) Gallegos III of La Junta, Colorado, Angel Gallegos (Philip Marmon) of Pueblo, Colorado, Felipe (Bridget) Gallegos of Las Animas, Colorado; his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cosme was preceded in death by his parents, Cosme and Susie (Esquibel) Gallegos; and brothers, Walter and Richard Gallegos.

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