Dave Gallegos

Dave M. Gallegos, 58, of Laramie, died October 20, 2021 at UC Health in Aurora, Colorado.  He was born December 8, 1962 in Laramie to Patsy (nee Mendoza) Gallegos.

Dave married Dorie Perkins on July 2, 1994 in Laramie.

Dave worked for his father-in-law at Les’ Auto Repair since he was 17 years old as a mechanic.

He enjoyed being in the outdoors fishing and hunting. He was a collector of Hot Wheels, Batman, and comics. He loved spending time with his family and dogs.

Dave was a member of St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. 

He preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Dorie Gallegos of Laramie; his sons, Kevin Gallegos of Laramie, Johnny (Emma) Gallegos of Laramie and soon to be born grandson, Paxton; his siblings, Gloria (Don) Youmans of Laramie, Mary (Leeroy) Martinez of Laramie, and Manuel (Clem) Gallegos of Laramie; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary and Vigil service will be 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28th at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 29th at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

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  • Anonymous

    We are so very sad to hear this news about Dave. He was always a cheerful friendly face and warm person to have a chat with at Les'. After we moved away and we saw the he and Dorie were married we were completely thrilled that two such nice people were together. Sending our deepest condolences to Dorie and the Perkins and Gallegos families. Dave was a good man who will be sorely missed. The Render Family

  • Leon Strand

    Will never. Forget Dave,...Outstanding person.His family and extended family are a reflextion of Dave..Very greatful to known the likes of him..Will miss shooting the breeze with him.Solve my problems many years.All of them at Les,s.Great family team.Will never forget.....

  • April French

    Dorie and family, when I read of Dave's death, I couldn't believe it. I had just seen him a few weeks before at Les' Auto, when he in his usual style had replaced my oil cap without charging me. His generous spirit and kind heart always made my experience with my car so pleasant, and I will miss his smiling face when I need my car services next. Please know that I am praying for your family and grateful to have rubbed shoulders with Dave in these past few years. My extended Botkin family always loved taking their vehicles to Les' Auto, and Dave was definitely part of the reason why. Blessings in your grieving journey, April French

  • Dan Nelson

    I was deeply saddened to read of Dave's passing in the newspaper. He was a kind and gracious person and was always so willing to help out with my vehicle. I'm not mechanical, and Dave was always more than happy to take the time to answer my questions and successfully troubleshoot for me. He, Mark and Les are the kind of individuals who make living in Laramie such a pleasant experience. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • John Nutter

    To Dorie, Gloria, Les and Mark, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dave. He was such a good man. I enjoyed his smile and spirit of wanting to help. He was always professional in his work and his interactions with others. He passing is a deep loss for this family and for Les' Auto Service. Folks like Dave don't come our way often, but fortunately we got to know and appreciate him.

  • Lydia Dambekalns and Jack Evers

    We were so sad to hear this news. You are a fine and well loved part of this community! We are thankful for having known you both, Dorrie at UW amd David at Les. Our sincere condolences! Javk Evers and Lydia Dambekalns

  • Jim & Rogene Peak

    Dorie and Family, we were so sad to hear of Dave's passing. Dave was such a kind and wonderful person who loved his family. Dave always had a smile and a willingness to provide quality work. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Anonymous

    Dorie and Family, we were so sad to hear about Dave. Our prayers are with you All, Dave was such a sweet and wonderful person, Loved his family always so proud of his Boys. Always loved meeting up with Dorie and Dave once in awhile and chatting about anything. He will be greatly missed . Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Patti and Ace Malsom

  • Mel Zenoni

    I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. My heart goes out to Dorie and the rest of the family. I have been a customer of Les’s Auto for over 50 years so I know that he was an important part of the business and could always be counted on whenever needed. Rest In Peace Dave!!

  • Sophia Beck

    So sorry Dori and family. Angel prayers,,

  • Mary Somes

    To all my Gallegos Cousins,It is so very sad to lose your loved ones . Our sincerest sympathy and best wishes in this difficult time. Love and prayers. Mary(Maes)Somes & family

  • Arvin Martinez

    I have known Dave for a long time. He was a kind, honest person that took care of a lot of people's cars. He was blessed to join the Perkins family who mirrored his personality. He will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace and I pray for healing for his Family!

  • Dan Netzel

    My condolence to Dave's family. Dave was a good mechanic and I appreciate all the good work he had done to keep my cars in top running condition. May he rest in peace.

  • Romero Karen

    My deepest condolences for my cousin David's wife, children and siblings, Gloria, Mary and Manuel and extended family. May he RIP, and may God bless you all.

  • Turcato family

    We are so saddened by Dave's passing. He has been like family to us as he has fixed, repaired, and rehabbed so many of our vehicle's throughout the years. We will reflect on the years we had the opportunity to spend with him and will be ever grateful for the time we got to spend with him. He and his family will be always in our prayers. V/r The Turcato Family

  • Lawrence ( Larry) Mendoza

    I just heard about Dave, he was and always be a cherished family member. I will always love and miss you primo. Go with God and RIP, you were always a gentle and kind man. I will always remember you that way. My prayers are with the Gallegos family.

  • Bill & Carolyn Jussila

    To all of Dave's family. So sorry and saddened by your loss. Dave is a kind and hard working man. Greatly admired by many. Peace be with all of you.

  • B. Claire Hitchcock

    Dear Dorie, I was so saddened to see the news of your dear husband's death in the paper. You and your family are truly in my prayers. Love, Claire Hitchcock

  • Lila and Slim Lee

    So sad to hear of Dave passing. What a wonderful and kind human, this world has lost! Dear Dorie and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers... Lila and Slim Lee

  • Dwain Streeter

    Dave is a good an honorable man, always quick to help with a smile. I will miss him and regret that I did not have the opportunity to know him better. May God grant your family peace in knowing that death is not the end and allow them to find comfort in happy memories and knowledge that you will all be re-united.

  • Sandy and Gene McCarty

    Our very deepest condolences to all of Dave's family. I had the pleasure of working with Dave for over a dozen years. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He left a big impact on our lives and will be extremely missed.

  • Rick Skagen

    Dearest Dorie, Kevin, Johnie, Emma, the news of Dave dying was so troubling and and sad for me. I have a deep care in my heart for you and all the family including Les and Mark. Dave was one of those people that you were always glad to see, because he made you feel like he was glad to see you. I would ask him about the boys and his face would illuminate with pride and tell me what they were both doing and what they had accomplished. In the last 30 years as a customer I always was made to feel valued. My heartfelt sympathy is with all of you. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Laramie has lost a good man.

  • Anonymous

    Dave worked on my car when I first moved to Laramie 35 years ago. He was always kind & helpful. I also remember him & Dorie walking around Washington Park & sharing lunch. I'm so sorry your happily ever after ended too soon.

  • Lois Pine

    Dorie, Kevin, Johnny & Emme You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I still have your wedding decorations in one of my glass cases in our living room. I was so proud that Dave asked me to be his sponsor as he started his journey as a Catholic. You and Dave are sprcial people to me. I look forward to holding the soon-to-be newest Gallegos - baby Paxton.

  • Clay & Jenny Thompson

    We were so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. Whenever we went to the shop he always had a smile for us and was always so helpful and kind. The world needs more people like Dave in it. We will miss him.

  • Lorrie Barela

    The Barela family from Texas send their condolences and prayers. We grew up across the street from the Gallegos family. They are family to us. Wish we could be there for y'all. Love and miss you.

  • All of the Sanchez Family

    Laramie has lost a great man.. We will miss him and pray for his family..

  • The Portugals

    This earth has lost a wonderful man, and please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dave was our mechanic for over 30 years both through the postal service and privately. Always happy, and making everyone around him feel important. He will be sorely missed.

  • Cherri Hasenkamp

    Dorie, my heart goes out to you and your family. One of my favorite memories is of you two driving away in the classic car after your wedding. Consider yourself hugged!

  • Anabell Wurth, Christopher Hyatt, Alicia Gonzales

    Many prayers for Dave's Family and friends.

  • Anonymous

    We were fortunate to have the Gallegos Family as neighbors for several years, as well as have Dave work on our vehicles occasionally. Dave was a great guy and will be sincerely missed. Craig and Deisy Vaske

  • Deisy Vaske

    Dearest Dorie, Kevin, and Johnny, We are so sorry to learn about your beloved husband, and dad's passing. Such a kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always remember him. Sincerely, Craig and Deisy Vaske

  • Anonymous

    I had the pleasure meeting Dave over the parts counter. He was always polite and methodical in his acquisitions, a pleasure to work with. My condolences to his family. Laramie has lost a great man. Dick Trotter

  • Dicksie R May

    I'm deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dave. I've taken my car to Les' Auto since 1991 and Dave was always totally gracious and helpful every time I went there. My thoughts and prayers go to Dave's family along with the Perkins family. If there is anything I can do please call upon me as I'm here for you to talk to or help in any way I can. (307) 760-1753. Dicksie May

  • Anonymous

    We are so sad to hear of Dave's passing. He was one in a million. Prayers and love go out to you, Dorie, Kevin and Johnny. With love, Kevin, Tammy, Logan and Carter Rompola

  • Anonymous

    I was one of the lucky Laramie residents who had the pleasure of knowing Dave. Dave worked on all my vehicles and it was always fun to go in the shop and jock around with him. My prayers go out to his family he will be missed. Jeff Owens


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