Ernest Gallegos of Peralta, passed into the loving arms of his Savior on Monday, January 4th. He was preceded in death by his parents Ramona and Andres Carrasco, and Rafael Gallegos; his siblings Erlinda Hoselton, Margaret Martinez, Reina Sandoval, and Pete Gallegos; nephews Adam Carrasco and Alan Sandoval. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Linit, his daughter Christina Gallegos and sons Matthew Gallegos (Candace) and Joshua Chavez. He is also survived by his beloved granddaughters Laura Sandoval and Emma and Elizabeth Gallegos and his sister Susan Carrasco. Ernest was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and the United States Air Force Reserve. He was employed at the Emergency Communications Center for the Albuquerque Police Department and was a Corrections officer for the State of New Mexico. Along with his wife Linit, he was the owner of Professional Process Service and Investigations. Ernest loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and horseback riding. He was a Boy Scout troop leader and Little League baseball coach for his sons. He was a great chef and enjoyed cooking and grilling for his family. Ernest was a man of great faith. He is deeply loved by his family and friends and is leaving behind a lot of beautiful memories and a great legacy. Our family is heartbroken, he was taken too soon but he would want everyone to know that he was more than prepared and eager to meet his Lord and Savior. We will never forget the strong, wise, courageous yet caring and loving man you were. A graveside funeral service will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at a date and time soon to be determined. A celebration of Ernest's life will take place when occupancy restrictions are lifted.
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