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Russell Jacob Gallegos, 66, of Evans, CO passed away Friday, October 20 2006 at North Colorado Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Allnutt Funeral Service/Macy Chapel. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at the Macy Chapel. Interment will be at the Evans Cemetery. Russell was born December 3, 1939 to Santos Melaquillas and Arsinia Inez (Olivas) Gallegos in Kersey, CO. He married Charity Younger. He was a life long resident of Evans where he attended Evans High School. He had been the owner/manager of Gallegos Auto Wrecking until his health failed him and forced him into retirement. He was a long time member of the Evans Moose Lodge. Early on he enjoyed stock car racing, antique cars and motorcycles. Russell is survived by his wife Charity of Evans; daughters, Crystal and Sonya Gallegos, Rhonda Fortenberry and Judy Brown; sons, Christopher, Sean and Don Gallegos; brother, Art Gallegos of Evans; sisters, Francie Gunn of Loveland, Phoebe Swanson of Tucson, AZ and Betty J. Williams of Murrieta, GA; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, James, Manuel and Ernest Gallegos, and 2 sisters, Ruth Benson and Lillian Gallegos. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Russell Gallegos Memorial Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO.

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