Jan 062012

Gabriela “Gabie” M. Gallegos, 100, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Winslow. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook. Burial followed at the Holbrook Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 4, 1911, in Concho to Matias Montoya and Isadora Dominguez Montoya.

Gabie was a devoted Catholic who lived a full and wonderful life. She loved to travel and see different places. To Gabie, her grandkids were everything. She was also known as the Avon lady around town.

Survivors include three children, Florence (Oesario, deceased) Trujillo, Gilbert (Frances) Gallegos and Stanley (Alice) Gallegos, all of Holbrook; and 130 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted K. Gallegos; a son, Ted Gallegos Jr.; and two daughters, Sally Martinez and Helen Maestas.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.