Arthur Louis Gallegos, age 83, passed away on July 8, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on May 21, 1938 in Toas, New Mexico to Max H. Gallegos & Rosa Romero. He married Mary Estrella Gonzales on August 18, 1956.
Our father enjoyed his bowling and golfing. He loved billiards so much, Mom bought him his very own pool table for Christmas. Holidays were special. He loved to spoil Mom and us kids. Boy, did he love to eat Mom’s home-cooking, especially her tortillas. He learned from the best and the last 10-15 years, he became a pretty good cook. His red & green chile were the best with his famous steamed poppas. 😊
He was also a great story-teller, philosopher and he loved the space frontier. Dad was a hard worker and provider. He was a great father, husband and grandfather to all of his loved ones.
He is survived by his children; Arthur Jr., Lisa Williams (Randy), Kelly, Tammy, Toccarra Samora & Tyler, 9 grandkids, 11 great grandkids and 1 great-great grandson.
He is preceded in death by both his parents, his wife and love of his life, Mary, brothers, Max & Billy and his sister, Mary-Lou.
An evening viewing will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary located at 6500 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah. The funeral service will take place the following morning, Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM and will also take place at Memorial Redwood Mortuary. The family will have an hour to say their farewells to Arthur at 9:00 AM. Interment will immediately follow.