Cover photo for Eliseo "Tuna" Gallegos Jr.'s Obituary
Eliseo

Eliseo "Tuna" Gallegos Jr.

d. July 27, 2021

Eliseo E. Gallegos “Tuna” 70, A resident of Henderson, NV, originally of San Pedro NM, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 suddenly. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Abigail S. Gallegos; his grandson, Diego Ezekiel Salazar; his Father, Eliseo E. Gallegos, Sr.; his Mother, Amelia Gallegos; and his Sister, Aileen Barela.

Eliseo “Tuna” is survived by his wife, Irene Gallegos; Son Patricio D. Gallegos (Stephanie), Grandchildren Nevaeh, Nehemiah, Alithyia; Son Enrique ”Henry” Gallegos; all of Espanola, NM and his Daughter, Serena Mosqueda and Husband Marco, Grandchildren- Valerie & Anthony of Las Vegas, NV; his brother’s; Manuel Gallegos, Eloy Gallegos (JoAnn), Jerry Gallegos (Wanda) and Elizardo Gallegos, and all his precious Nieces and Nephews who he loved across the miles… God Son Jacob Valdez, and God daughter Alithyia Gallegos.

In his lifetime as he matured from child to adulthood, Eliseo accomplished so many things beginning with his ranch life, military life, transportation life to his retirement life. As he began each day, he was always greeted by his pets that his children entrusted him to service (Muffy, Lucy, Snuggles heavenly) & Fluffy. Eli not only was involved with his job & community volunteering, but he also always had time for a bit of humor as he took on his daily duties. Eli always greeted all persons with a smile and joke. Eli enjoyed Ranching, Fishing and Hunting.  Eli spent many summers learning the hardball talent that breathed from one generation to another that included his brothers; Manny and Jerry directly from his Father. It was many a day that he played in the heated up dry fields of Chamita & Velarde NM. In his Military Career, Tuna went from Army; 3631st Transportation (Espanola, NM) to Army Training as Instructor (Santa Fe); Master Sergeant duties in Roswell, NM that included Family Support Activities and Prison Riot Affairs. Tuna also had a natural talent playing his right-hand guitar and singing, as well as playing billiard pool called (pool shark) at “Willie’s Pool Hall. He attracted people all around him and it wasn’t just adults it became young people. He was such an amazing man and had a big heart. Pallbearers: Jeremy Valdez, Emmanuel Gallegos, Lee Gallegos, Nina Barela, Chantell Gallegos, Fernando Olivas. Honorary Pallbearers: Patricio Gallegos, Enrique “Henry” Gallegos, Jacob Valdez, Marco Mosqueda, Christian Romero, Steven Vigil, Justin Valdez.  Funeral Agenda is as follows, A Visitation will begin on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at: Palm Funeral & Mortuary-Eastern in Las Vegas Nevada.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 30, 2021 at St. Viator’s Church at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Palm Eastern, the legacy garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Family of Eliseo “Tuna” Gallegos has entrusted this announcement to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com

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