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Obituaries for Sept. 24, 2020

Stanley Gallegos

Stanley Gallegos

HOLBROOK, Ariz. — The recitation of the Holy Rosary and Memorial Funeral Mass for Stanley Montoya Gallegos, 82, will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook, Arizona. Concluding service and inurnment will follow at the Holbrook Cemetery.

Stanley was born April 19, 1938, in McNary, Arizona, to the late Gabriela (Montoya) and Theodore Kline Gallegos Sr. He died Sept. 18, 2020, in Holbrook.

Stanley graduated from Holbrook High School in 1957. In 1958, he married Alice Montano (daughter of Joe and Aggie Montano) in Holbrook.

Stanley went to barber school in Phoenix, and returned to Holbrook, where he barbered for more than 60 years at Stan’s Barbershop. Along with his wife, he owned several other businesses, including Joe & Aggie’s Café, a Holbrook mainstay for decades.

Additionally, he was immortalized in the Pixar movie “Cars.” Stanley, the founder of the town Radiator Springs, was characterized after him.

Stanley is survived by his sons, Steven Gallegos and Troy Gallegos; daughters, Sharlene (John) Gallegos Guttery and Kimberley A. Gallegos (Tami Fish); siblings, Gilbert (Frances) Gallegos and Florence Trujillo; and 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Milo.

In addition to his parents and wife, Stanley is preceded in death by his siblings, Sally Gallegos, Sally Gallegos Martinez, Helen Maestas, and Theodore Gallegos Jr.

Services are handled by Owens Livingston Mortuary—Holbrook.


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