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Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00 am

Services for Joseph “Joe” Ronnie Gallegos, 53, will include a Rosary on Friday Oct. l8, 20l3, at 7 p.m., at St. Teresa's Church in Grants, N.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church.

A Memorial Service was held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Myatt-Laverne Funeral Home, 421 S. Broadway, in Laverne, Okla. A reception was held at the Laverne Community Center following the service.

Joe was cremated at his request.

He was born on June 1, 1960, in Grants, N.M., to Seferino Gallegos and Eumelia "Mela" Sena Gallegos.

Joe made his ride to the other side on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

He treasured growing up on his family ranch and as a young adult worked in the family oil field business all across Texas. As a young man he rode bulls in the PBR, Turquoise Circuit.

Joe worked his way up in the newspaper business beginning at the Grants Beacon to becoming the pressroom supervisor, then worked for the Roswell Daily Record and transformed the Alva Courier. Interestingly enough, when Hearst Publishing, San Francisco, Calif., faced a possible strike, Joe was contacted in Alva, flown to San Francisco, and paid substantially to supervise the transition!

He was a whirlwind kind of a guy, very knowledgeable about most anything. With a "can do attitude" he would take on any project: from ranching, to the oil fields, to newspapers, to construction, to his bike with Lyn holding on. He loved spoiling and spending time with his beloved wife Lyn. He truly treasured his family and friends.

Joe went to the finish line on this earth fuIl-speed ahead until the last couple of years when his body began to deteriorate.

He will be greatly missed, but forever loved.

"Death has been swallowed up in victory" 1 Cor 15:54b. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" Matt 5:8, "Thanks be to God."

Those left to mourn his passing, and cherish his memory are his devoted wife: Alinda “Lyn” Lake Gallegos, of Alva; his son: Joseph R Gallegos II; and stepdaughter: Sarah Rose Roybal; his father: Seferino and wife, Kay Gallegos, of Graham, Texas; and his mother: Eumelia "Mela" Sena Gallegos and Augustine Garcia, of Grants; mother-in-law: Margret Lake, of Enid, Okla.; stepdaughter: Windy Kelley, of Pinedale, Wyo.; sisters-in-1aw: Sheila Lake Slinkard, of Mesa, Wash., and Judy Lake O'Neal, of Hillsborough, Calif.; brother: Eloy Gallegos and wife, Clarissa, of San Rafael, N.M.; sisters: Rachel Howell, of Grants, Joann Jackson, of Graham, and Evelyn Ramona and husband, Sammie Vigil, of Kingman, Ariz.; and several beloved extended family members.

Joe was preceded in death by father-in-law: Walter Lake; stepson: J.B. Kelley: aunt: Mary Alderete; stepbrother: Leslie Slay; grandmothers: Elisa Gallegos and Isabelle Anzures; grandfather: Atanacio Gallegos and aunt: Mary Isabelle Gallegos Turningbear.

Dorothea B. Good

Heuett Update

A memorial service for Dorothea B. Good Heuett, 86, of Grants, N.M., will be held on Saturday, Oct.12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Grants’ Good Samaritan Society, 840 Lobo Canyon Rd, Grants.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1927, in Ashland, Ohio, to Ralph and Sarah Benton.

Dorothea passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Grants.

See the Friday, Sept. 27, edition of the Beacon for the complete obituary.

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