Raymond A. Gallegos

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“Daddy, I miss you so much. This pain won't leave my heart until I see you again. Thank you for being such a wonderful father, teacher and friend. I...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Marie Gutierrez - Albq, NM

“Ray was one of the kindest persons we ever had the pleasure of knowing. He always seemed to think of others and gave so much of himself to helping...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Robert and Laney Kidd - NM

“Ray was an honorable man. Regardless of the challenges he encountered, he remained poised and focused, always a gentleman. My deepest condolences...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff Baker - albuquerque, NM

“I am so sorry to hear about Ray, I was working in Texas and could not be here in time attend the mass. He was such a stong person, good to his wife...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Joe M. Gallegos - Albuquerque, NM

“Ray was such a good friend to my parents, and especially my Dad. He will always be part of the memories I have about the wonderful people I met...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Charlotte Mary Toulouse - NM

“To Gallegos Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will always remember Ray for his friendliness and hospitality. ...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Salas - Albuquerque, NM

“.My earliest memory of Mr Gallegos is one of him making me and my family breakfast at one of his restaurants, he was always working and was an...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Danny Garcia - San Antonio , TX

“Gallegos family ,our deepest sympathy to all of you .Ray had such a big heart ,we dont forget his generosity when we lost our father and brother.Ray...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Barros family - albuquerque, NM

“Uncle Ray, May your soul rest in peace. Our family prayers are with you and your family. Gilbert, Myrna and Lucia Gallegos (Albino and Nora's...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Gilbert Gallegos - Albuquerque, NM

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we express our deepest condolences. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kathryn Floyd - Albuquerque, NM


GALLEGOS - Raymond A. Gallegos, 71, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Charlotte Gallegos; children, Marie Gutierrez and husband, Joseph, Carol Ann Sandoval and husband, Tim McCole, Michael Gallegos, John Sandoval, Robert Gallegos and wife, LouAnne, and Angela Gallegos; grandchildren, Alexandra and Samantha Gutierrez, Dana, Brittany, and Stevie Sevin, Shakkri Ortega, Robert and Michael Gallegos, Kameron, K’Lyn, Brooke, and Daryl Sandoval, Taylor and Brendan Gallegos, and Samantha and Matthew Cunico; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Quintana; special cousin, Ruben Gallegos; and sisters, Teresa Pino and husband, Gilbert, and Sylvia Chavez. Ray was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM to Jesus and Maria Luisa Gallegos. He attended St. Mary’s High School, and as a young man began his lifelong career in business. As a teenager, he started work for Bueno Foods and later managed various retail stores. He eventually saved enough money to open his own restaurant, the first of many restaurants and lounges he acquired. His business ventures eventually took him to the area of Indian gaming. Ray became a pioneer in gaming, and as president of Gaim-Ko, he owned various casino operations in NM and TX. Up until the day of his death, he never stopped pursuing his passion for business. Friends may visit Friday, October 22, 2010, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French - Westside. Rosary will be recited Saturday, October 23, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following the Rosary. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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