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Aaron's Mortuary
Wednesday February 2nd, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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St Joseph Catholic Church
Thursday February 3rd, 2022
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Thursday February 3rd, 2022
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Thursday February 3rd, 2022
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Edioigon (Willie) G Gallegos

Edioigon G. Gallegos (Willie)

Husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend

Born February 10, 1930, in Ignacio Colorado, the 6th child of John and Matilda Gallegos. He had 5 brothers and 5 sisters. After spending several days visiting his family and friends, and finally having checked off his list of things to do, Willie passed away from cancer on January 28th, 2022.

Willie married the love of his life, Beatrice Martinez. They were married for 71 years.

Willie loved his family and friends more than anything. He loved the outdoors, from herding sheep and working for the circus as a young boy, to working his ranch raising cattle and growing alfalfa as a young man. He retired from Defense Depot Ogden after working there for 27 years. He spent his free time golfing, he really loved golfing and played in many tournaments. In his later years he developed a love of painting and started painting birds, animals,  flowers and various landscapes.  He also enjoyed fishing, gathering pine nuts, and helping his family and friends. He was loved by everyone who knew him.

Willie is survived by his wife Beatrice (Martinez), his children Alex, Lucy (John) Baldi, Rick, Willie, Orlando, Cyndee, Byron and Parrish (Laura), 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and his brother Chris. He is preceded in death by 2 granddaughters, Tara and Rebekah.

Willie proudly served in the US Navy onboard the USS Point Cruz (CVE-119).

A viewing will be held Wednesday, February 2nd from 6 to 8 pm at Aaron’s Mortuary, 496 24th Street, Ogden Utah.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 3rd at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden Utah at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30, Rosary from 10:30 to 11:00. A potluck luncheon will be served in the social center following the Mass. If you would like to contribute ready-to-eat food or non-alcoholic beverages, please bring it in through the west entrance and downstairs to the social hall after 9:30am on Thursday. For food that needs to remain warm, please bring it in a crock pot.

The mortuary and church require that masks be worn at all times.

A date for the burial will be announced at another time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.

 


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Guestbook

Although our meeting was brief, I was honored to finally meet the man that I had heard so about. I felt as though I knew him for a lifetime through his son Byron who spoke very lovingly of his father. Byron shared many stories of his father and family. My condolences go out to all that loved him and he will truly be missed. Thank you Byron for sharing your wonderful memories and stories about this wonderful man.

Tina Shea Feb 6 2022 8:43 AM

I have to say this; Willie was my favorite brother-in-law. He will be sorely missed. I hope the family doesn't take this personally but I have lost too many family members in the month of January , So I won't be attending the services . I will keep him in my heart and prayers , may he Rest In Peace! I love you Willy❤️

Christina Romero Feb 3 2022 11:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edioigon (Willie) Gallegos

Christina Romero Feb 3 2022 11:40 AM

What a wonderful man!
Always kind and considerate of everybody.
My dad (Andy Carter) and my Mom ( Ann Carter) will be waiting for him.
God bless the family.
Big Hugs Bea. ❤️
Thank you for sharing Willie with all of us. 😘🌹😢

Melodie Barajas Feb 2 2022 10:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edioigon (Willie) Gallegos

Merle Hill Feb 2 2022 10:14 PM

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Zach Aland Feb 2 2022 6:21 PM

Met him at the golf course loved working with him. I could never bet him at golf. He was a great man and friend.

Fenton erickson Feb 1 2022 8:12 PM

Willie was a very kind and loved Primo. May his soul rest in peace and God Bless.

Roberto E Martinez Feb 1 2022 12:56 PM

Grandpa Willie will always hold a huge place in my heart. He often told me I held an extra special place in his heart, and I would always be his granddaughter. Please give a great big hug and kiss to my daughter and to Tara, and please let them know how much I love them. My deepest condolences, prayers, and love go out to all the family and friends who knew and loved Grandpa, and to Grandma for her loss. He will be greatly missed!!

LeeAnn Feb 1 2022 1:40 AM

My brother willie was a very kind and generous person I will treasure my memories with him .May you hit the ball further than ever before and fish in the clear streams of heaven and paint with colors not seen here on earth we love and miss you already

Mario Martinez Jan 31 2022 6:41 PM

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