Gallegos memorial set for Saturday |

Gallegos memorial set for Saturday

Vail Daily Staff Report

VAIL – The memorial service for Gerald Gallegos is scheduled for Aug. 28 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail at 1 p.m.

In lieu of gifts, the family requests donations be sent to Roundup River Ranch or The Youth Foundation.

Gallegos, born in 1949, died in a Denver hospital Aug. 18.

After graduating from Battle Mountain High School and spending time on construction crews as a hod carrier, Gallegos started his masonry company in 1970. At the time, the company was one of the few in the valley that worked year round.

His professionalism started landing the company jobs in the still-developing resort town of Vail and the fledgling Beaver Creek resort.

As The Gallegos Corporation became more successful, Gallegos became committed to helping the community – especially its kids – in any way he could.

Gallegos was never shy about asking others for help in a good cause; nor was he shy about pitching in himself. Those who knew him all said that Gallegos took his greatest pleasure in his family, followed closely by the fact that his success allowed him to help local kids.

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