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Gallegos memorial is Saturday in Vail

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Gerald Gallegos

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

The town of Vail is asking those who plan to attend the service to park in the Vail Village parking structure. Shuttle buses will be used to transport people to and from the event. The buses will run from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Ford Park lots will be closed to parking through the weekend to accommodate the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge.

In the event the Vail Village parking structure fills, the South Frontage Road will be used for overflow parking.

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

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Visit http://www.geraldgallegos.com to post messages to the family and to the Gallegos Corporation.