John Edward “JJ” Gallegos Jr.

John Edward “JJ” Gallegos Jr., 40, of Laramie, died Monday, September 17, 2018 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. He was born on May 30, 1978 in Fort Collins, CO to John Edward Sr. and Rose Marie Sandra (Martinez) Gallegos.

JJ was an avid outdoorsman, fishing, playing soccer and football. He loved the Denver Broncos and was a devoted John Elway fan. He was a chef by trade, working at various restaurants throughout his working life.

He loved his family and cooking for them.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Rachel Marie Gallegos; and his grandparents.

He is survived by his children, Desiree Marie Gallegos of Colorado Springs, CO, and Alex Wootton of Hobbs, New Mexico; his parents, John Edward Sr. and Rose Marie Sandra Gallegos of Laramie, WY; his sister, Beverly Gallegos of Pueblo, Colorado; and his niece, Rachel Nicole Gallegos and nephew Desmond Zion Garcia both of Greeley, Colorado; and his grandparents, Max Martinez Sr. of Ault, Colorado and Mary Martinez (Avila) of Greeley, CO

Vigil and Rosary service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2018 at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Funeral Liturgy will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church with the Reverend Fr. Rob Spaulding, celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John Edward “JJ” Gallegos Jr. Memorial Fund c/o UniWyo Federal Credit Union, 2020 Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY 82070.

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Condolences (7)

  • Bruce Roehrkasse

    I am so sorry to hear of JJ's passing at such a young age. I have many fond memories of JJ at Slade School in Laramie. He was always so jovial and fun to be around.

  • The Aragons

    JJ has always been very dear in all of our hearts within our family. He will forever be missed by each of us. We send each of you our heartfelt sympathies. This loss leaves such a huge hole but we wish you the happiest of memories to carry you through. Love and sympathies, Dom and Mardell Aragon, Shelley, Tracy and Brian. Rest in Peace, JJ.

  • Lisa Oliver

    I am so very sorry for your loss, losing those we love is the hardest thing we have to experience. May your hearts find comfort in beautiful memories and keep Jesus words close to your hearts , john 5:28, 29

  • Anonymous

    Rip my good friend-prayers to family

  • Peggy Benedik

    I am so very sad to hear of JJ's passing. He always was a very special person to me and to my son. My heart goes out to all of you at this very difficult time, and my prayers are with you always.

  • AK

    May the cherished memory of our loving, loyal, and beloved JJ keep him alive in our saddened hearts. "Go thou thy way and I go mine, apart yet not afar. Only a thin veil hangs between the pathways where we are."

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