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GALLEGOS, THOMAS C.

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On February 10, 2021 @ 10:16 am In Obituary | 6 Comments

Thomas Gallegos

Thomas C. Gallegos passed away peacefully at the age of 75 on January 27, 2021 in his home with his family.
He was born January 20, 1946 in Magdalena, New Mexico to Crusita Chavez Gallegos and Domingo Gallegos. He had 1 brother George Ernest Gallegos and 2 sisters, Evan Balderaz and Maria Saiez, who have all passed away.

Thomas moved with his family to Globe in 1958, where he attended school. In 1964 he met his wife Rosemary B. Gallegos, at a dance where they both had both loved to go. They loved to dance! . On August 14, 1964 they were married in Globe, Arizona, they both relocated to Phoenix, AZ in 1968 with their children. He was the “tire man” in the tire industry. He worked at Nu-tread tires, Firestone, Redburn, Superior Tire and Auto Quest. He was a “JACK OF ALL TRADES”. Thomas was known for his photographic memory, when it came to auto-mechanics. He spent his retired years helping all of his neighbors, whether it was replacing coolers, fixing a car, helping his elderly neighbors with yard work, or anything they needed. Especially the wives of the close friends to both him and his wife, in their neighborhood.

Thomas loved his family dearly, he taught his sons everything there was to know about car repairs,how to repair a home, to always be knowledgeable when it came to making sure they were able to repair their cars and homes on their own. He loved all of his grandkids, nieces and nephews, he had a special name for every single one of them, who until this day are still called by the nickname given to them by Thomas.

Thomas leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Rosemary B. Gallegos, his son Daniel Anthony Gallegos Sr., and his daughter Patricia G. Alcantar(Luciano Sedillo). His 9 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 6 great grandsons and 11 great grand daughters, in Phoenix, Arizona. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Domingo Gallegos and Crusita Gallegos, his brother, George Ernest Gallegos, his two sisters, Evan Balderaz and Maria Saiez, his oldest son, Thomas James Gallegos Jr, his oldest daughter, Lovette Marie Gallegos, his grandson, Fabiano Miguel Botello, his granddaughter “Lil” Lovette Marie Gallegos.

His services will be held on February 20, 2021 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1418 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007: Rosary 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Mass from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, followed by the funeral services at 2:30pm to 3:30pm at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Phoenix, AZ.


Condolences for the family of “GALLEGOS, THOMAS C.”

Condolence from Nadine Dixon on February 10th, 2021 10:52 am

You will be missed Uncle Thomas Gallegos ( Gallegos Pride) love and my Nick name is ding ding ….he could pronounce my name correctly so he chose ding ding and it fit me well …always loved a good fight….hahaha …loved the times I spent at my uncle’s and auntie …RIP tio say hi to my dad

Condolence from Sonia Contreras on February 10th, 2021 1:53 pm

I’m so sorry 4 ur families loss. May u rest in peace. No more pain n suffering.

Condolence from Loretta Balderaz on February 10th, 2021 5:07 pm

IM GOING TO MISS YOU ALOT. TIO THOMAS YOU WERE ALWAYS MY FAVORITE TIO WHOM I WAS CLOSE ALL MY LIFE YOU ALWAYS WERE GOOD TO ALL OF US NO MATTER WHAT WE DID WRONG .RIP PIECE NOW TIO LOVE YOU ALWAYS.
SKINNY

Condolence from Sabrina Sanchez on February 10th, 2021 9:25 pm

To my only tata I dearly miss and love you so much ! Your Samba annalie and Cabazon Erik will never forget you ! You no longer have to suffer and are reunited with your baby girl .. My beloved mother Lovette Gallegos. Along with tio Tommy tia Maria and Fabian.
Your spirit is alive
We all love you grandpa aka my tata rooski

Condolence from Vanette Minefee on February 12th, 2021 7:16 am

Father God I just ask for comfort and peace for my family.Lord please heal my family’s hearts as we go through such sadness..Thank you father for the time you allowed us to be together..In Jesus name..AMEN…may you RIP tio..tell my Grandpo I love him.I know you are together in heaven.

Condolence from Crusita on February 22nd, 2021 7:46 pm

I love you tio so much your like a second dad and went i went to go stay the night at your house it was lile a home away from home my second home tio your the best tio anyone can ever have you were the most loving tio and a hard worker and you would tell us like it is you are deeply missed dance with the angels fly high shine bright tio give my prima and primo and big hug for me you guys are together shining bright love you so much tio deeply missed:( rest tio rest love you shine bright

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