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Jose Francisco Gallegos Ponce de Leon

December 7, 1971 — October 4, 2023

Santa Fe

 

Jose Francisco Gallegos Ponce de Leon, age 51, a resident of Santa Fe, passed away on October 4th.
 
He was a cherished and loving uncle, brother and son. He was an adventurer, teacher & snowboarder. Jose loved to travel and had lived in London, England; Merida, Venezuela; Kunming, China; Washington, DC and in the states of Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. He enjoyed literature, philosophy, music, poetry and was a student of Mandarin and Tai Chi. He was an avid guitar player and vocalist after having learned violin, piano, cello and bass instruments. Combining his favorite activities, he became a multilingual snowboarding & skiing instructor. Jose graduated from St. Mark's High School in Dallas and went on to earn his BA in English from Southwestern U. in Georgetown, TX and his MA in Liberal Arts at St. John's in Santa Fe.
 
Jose was preceded in death by his parents Andres M. Gallegos and Aurelia T. Gallegos.

He is survived by his siblings, Anthony Moises, Ignacio Victor and his wife Sarah, Estella Feliz and her husband Lawrence Horsburgh, nephews Tony, Andrew, Cheo; nieces Dessie, Gillian, Ana, and Rose, grand-niece Amaya and numerous extended family & friends.

Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church in Belen, NM (https://www.ourladyofbelen.org/) on Monday, Oct. 16; Rosary: 10:30am, Funeral Mass: 11am. Burial immediately following mass. Those wishing to make charitable contributions, please remember the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (https://www.hsf.net).
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Monday, October 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church

101-A N 10th St, Belen, NM 87002

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Mass

Monday, October 16, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church

101-A N 10th St, Belen, NM 87002

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Interment

Monday, October 16, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Belen Cemetery

101 N 10th St, Belen, NM 87002

Immediately following the mass.

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