Maria Elena Gallegos
- Independent staff
Aug. 10, 1942-Aug. 23, 2013
Maria Elena Gallegos died at the age of 71 on Aug. 23, 2013 at her St. Paul residence with her family at her side.
Maria was born Aug. 10, 1942, in Asherton, Texas, to Edwardo and Felipa (Ruiz) Sifuentez.
Maria settled in St. Paul in 1958, where she married Ignacio Gallegos in 1962.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Maria is survived by her spouse Ignacio of St. Paul; children Ignacio Gallegos of Gervais, Sobedia Salas of Gervais, Thelma Medina of Newberg, Oralia Vargas of Salem, Teresa Malagon of Hubbard and Guadalupe Sanchez of Texas; brothers Jose of Woodburn, Ramon of Chicago, Oscar of Washington, Edwardo of Eugene, George of Aurora, Robert of Salem and David of Woodburn; and sisters Roselinda Sifuentez and Nasaria Grijalva, both of Woodburn.
Rosary will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Woodburn.
Funeral Mass will be Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements by Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel, Woodburn.