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.