Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Sad Reality


Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Benjamin Terry Gallegos, 62, died Monday, April 8, 2013, after a year long battle with cancer.
He was born December 20, 1950 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Benjamin and Mae Maxine Cottle Gallegos.
He married DeNae Stone in 1971, they have three children: Jared, Sunny, and Carlie. They were later divorced.
He married Stephanie Mund in 2002, they have two children: Chloe and Abbey. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Brigham City LDS Temple.
He was raised and educated in Brigham City, Utah, graduating from Box Elder High School in 1969. He enjoyed all sports especially football. He served in the National Guard for eight years. He was very patriotic and loved his country.
He spent most of his life working construction. He worked for Whitaker Construction for many years before starting his own company, BT Gallegos Construction in 1985. He loved his company and his employees many of which have been life long friends.
His hobby was his man-shed and anything he could fit or park in it. He loved his 66 Chevelle, riding his Harley, and watching high school football. He loved being outdoors whether working or playing.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He had a strong testimony of the gospel and loved the Book of Mormon.
Surviving are his wife, Stephanie of Willard; one son and four daughters: B. Jared (Megan) Gallegos, Fielding, UT; Sunny (Jim) Keller, Perry, UT; Carlie Gallegos, Perry, UT; Chloe Gallegos and Abbey Gallegos, Willard, UT; two step children William (Amoryn) Mund, Ogden, UT; Lauren (Justin)Watkins, Brigham City, UT; nine grandchildren. His wife, children, and grandchildren were his life and love.
Ben is also survived by two sisters and one brother Tina (Hank) Evenhuis, Marriott, UT; Patti (Robert) Young, Honeyville, UT; Mike (Tami) Martinez, Corinne, UT; and many Uncles, Aunts, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Amber Jean Gallegos.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Willard 4th Ward Chapel, 80 N. 100 W., Willard, UT.
Friends may call on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m. at the Willard Chapel.
Interment will be in Willard Cemetery.

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