Rosa Gallegos

Rosa Gallegos peacefully passed away at her home on May 5, 2023 at the blessed age of 87 to join her beloved husband Jesus Gallegos Sr. and son Jesse Gallegos, Jr. Rosa was born in Yancey, Texas on October 7, 1935 to parents Daniel Sr. and Maria Carrillo.
Throughout her beautiful life, Rosa Gallegos was a devout Catholic believing and practicing daily prayer of the rosary. It was up until the day before she and the angels quietly departed, she joined the company of many of the Guadalupana members for an evening of rejoicing in prayer, song, and food. Rosa’s demeanor and eyes lit up by silently expressing her strong faith within her being.
Rosa Gallegos was a natural, nurturing and loving mother with so much love to give. Unconditionally and without hesitation she took care of her son, Jesse, Jr. who was a victim of polio since the tender age of one. Any child she would come across she just had to stop to share her love of children. Rosa took care of many local children so the parents could work – some were newborn and others were toddlers that she had the joy to see through graduation, marriage, and becoming parents themselves. They all had the opportunity to eat Nana’s homemade food and tortillas. Some of these children touched by her love and warmth are: Adam Martinez, Jessie Juarez, Alejandra Cubriel, Serena and Jacob Monreal, and Serena, Ciara, Autumn, and John C. Torres.
Rosa Gallegos was a proud and doting grandmother to Cristina and Christopher Ramirez. No child could do wrong in her eyes, especially these two. Rosa was blessed to have shared her love and warmth to her two great-grandchildren, Mario Josiah and Marcel Gloria.
To many Cinco de Mayo means the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla but to Jesus Gallegos, Sr. and Rosa this was a day to join in holy matrimony and the beginning of a sixty-three year journey filled with challenging life events, precious memories, and the blessing of three children. On this memorable day not only the angels and our Lord called upon Rosa Gallegos but so did Jesus Sr. called upon his wife to come home.
Rosa is survived by her daughters Emma Ramirez and husband Chris of San Antonio; Irma Gallegos and husband Jesse Silva of Devine; sisters, Leonor Garcia of Hondo, Juanita(Janie) Sarabia of Hondo, Yolanda Lopez of Hondo; brothers, Santiago Carrillo Sr., and Emilio Carrillo of Devine. Two grandchildren, Cristina and husband Mario Gloria, and Christopher Ramirez. Two great-grandchildren, Mario Josiah and Marcel Gloria.
Visitation will be held Thursday May 11, 2023 at Primrose Funeral Services Chapel from 5-8pm. Rosary to be recited at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 9am on Friday May 12th, with Mass at 10am.
Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Emilio Carrillo, Santiago Carrillo Sr., Christopher Ramirez, Adam Martinez, Amador Carrillo, Jr., Manuel(Max) DeLeon, Mario Gloria, and Cristina Gloria.
Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Services, 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas 78016 (830)663-4445.