Chris Gallegos
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This memorial website was created in the memory of , Chris Gallegos ("Seabird"), who was born in Holbrook, Arizona on March 07, 1953 and passed away on April 19, 1993 at the age of 40. Chris will be forever missed by his family and friends.
What a sweeheart you were.

"Into paradise may the angels lead you"

"If angels had pockets they would be full of blessings, like an old man who carries gum for the children he might meet." This quote has always reminded me of you

Some of my random memories of Chris

 All the children just loved you, and you loved them too. You spoke their language. You always had candy in your pockets for them.

His uncle Stanley was the only person allowed to cut his hair, his hair was one of his prized possessions. There was one time though that he let me trim a couple of pieces because they were longer than the rest.   :)

All the countless hours spent playing spades and hearts, except I never could catch on to playing hearts; you, Lops and Jeri grew tired of explaining that to me........       But guess what I can play now. ha ha ha     

Chris had a love for cars too. He was always trading back and forth with a couple of my uncles- (Jeeper and Jerry Brown)

He was one of the few men I knew that wasn't afraid to wear pink.  And he wore it very well too I might add.
He had a beautiful light pink shirt he would wear, he liked the shirt. He told me that when he found a shirt he really liked he would buy two, so if one got ruined or worn out then he would still have one to wear. 

Every now and then I would go to lunch at El Rancho with my mom, and Chris was working there. He  always wanted me to order something "hard", or challenging. Because I always had my old stand by, a green chili burro enchilada style, or a cheese crisp , I guess he wanted me to see that he really knew how to cook. Then when I would see him later that evening, he would be so excited to tell me that he made my lunch.
Chris, Lops and Eddie would always volunteer me and my cousin Jeri to peel fresh roasted green chili for their Uncle Gilbert. Here they'd come with several gunnysacks full, oh we would get so mad at them.


Music & Lyrics by Laura Browne Sorenson

I will think of you when I pass this way
and I'll hold onto every memory made
and I know you're gone, and life goes on
But I will think of you, I'll think of you

How do I tell you goodbye?
It's fine to say "What's done is done,
just move on, into the sun."
But I can't find the light

So I will think of you when the rain falls
And I'll drink to you when the night calls
And I hope you know, as I'm letting go
That I will think of you

How do I tell you goodbye?
It's fine to say "What's done is done,
just move on, into the sun."
But I can't find the light

A rainy night in L.A.
A long talk that day in May
The first time that you looked my way . . .

And I will think of you when the dawn breaks
And the night is thru, when the sun awakes
Then I'll look up high, at the same blue sky . . .
And I will think of you, I'll think of you

How do I tell you goodbye?
It's fine to say "What's done is done,
just move on, into the sun."
But I can't find the light
No I can’t find the light
So I will think of you


If I could have a lifetime wish,
A dream that would come true,
I'd pray to God with all my heart
For yesterday and you.

A thousand words can't bring you back,
I know because I've tried.
And neither will a million tears,
I know because I've cried.

You left behind my broken heart
and memories too.
I never wanted memories....,
I only wanted you.
       author unknown

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much
that you just want to pick them from your dreams
and hug them for real.

Oh my love will fly to you each night on  angels wings

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart
and sing it to them when they have forgotten.   

"There are moments when I love you
beyond the limits of my human heart.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

"One word free's us of all the weight and pain in life,
That word is Love"      Socrates

“Something in your eyes captured my soul.”

"And so it seemed that we had met before,
and laughed before, 
and loved before.
But who knows where or when

Sometimes the most important words are the
ones that we leave unspoken.  

"Love  is a journey.....
Starting at forever, ending at never." 

                 Some think it's holding on that makes one strong;                           Sometimes it's letting go.           

When someone you love dies, you don't lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time

Weep not for me, now that I have passed,
Remember the laughter, the affection, the joy,
Not just the recent tears
Cherish the memories, our hopes and dreams.
Hold fast to the love that we shared.
Be happy with the time we spent together and being anew.
For I am not really gone, I am closer than ever before.
As the morning sun rises,
And throughout the busy day….I am with you.
Until the setting sun disappears on the horizon,
And until we watch the day turn into night…I am here.
You may feel a faint breeze stir round your head,
While you slumber I gently kiss your forehead, “Good night.”
The stars that shine so brightly in my heavenly sky
Help me watch over you and keep you from harm.
I am the wind in the trees, and the song of a bird.
I am moonbeams in a midnight
And a glorious rainbow after the storm.
I am morning dew and freshly-fallen snow.
I am a butterfly flying overhead
And a puppy happily at play.
I am a smile on a stranger’s face,
A gentle touch, a warm embrace.
Listen to the wind for message of love.
Watch the sun rise and set in the sky with me.
Feel my essence encircle you with warm memories.
Open your heart to know….I am not gone.
Reach deep into your soul….You will find me.
I am here.
Have no fear.
I am with you…..always.


Until We Meet Again   

When dawn's first light turned into day,
who knew an angel would soon call me away.
And though I didn't get the chance to say goodbye, 
I leave you three things to help you get by.
I leave you Courage
that you might see your heart
can rebuild a world without me.
I leave you
that you might believe the spirit will survive
no matter how much we grieve.
And I leave you Love,
to comfort you in it's healing embrace
until we meet again in another place.

Roses In Heaven 

Beautiful, Red, Pink,Yellow, and white
They all say "I Love You"
The thorns on the bush remind us
that mistakes need forgiveness too.

Red Roses tell of God's beauty.
That often thrills my soul.
The Yellow,
whispers of his Love,
Chasing away sadness, and making us whole.
pink is for the blush in my cheeks, 
when laughter chases the blues away.
The white tells of His forgiveness,
we'll share together each day.

If roses grow in heaven Lord,
please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in Chris' arms
and tell him they're from me.
Tell him that I love him and miss him,
and when he turns to smile,
place a kiss upon his cheek,
and hold him for a while.
Because remembering him is easy,
I do it every day.
But there's an ache within my heart,
that will never go away.

 If any of you have anything you would like to add to the site, stories, pictures, poems, anything please feel free to do so. If you don't know how you can send it to me and I will add it. Just click on the link that says contact Kimberly.

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Tributes and Condolences
Wisdom teeth   / Kim
Remember when I had all of my wisdom teeth taken out? (they had to be taken out surgically). You were so worried about me. Then a couple of days later when you saw me you were even more upset and ready to go beat up my dentist. My cheeks were so swol...  Continue >>
Just been thinking (June 2009)   / Kim
You know up until a few years I could not mention your name or anything about you without crying.  But then I met Rebecca, and all of that changed. Thank you for putting her in my life when you did. I'm only sorry I didn't get to meet her sooner...  Continue >>
Good Morning   / Kim
Happy Easter (08) babe. You loved Easter and all of us being together. We always had fun. You should be here. Dang how I miss you. I love you.
They Say It's Your Birthday!!!!   / Rebecca Gallegos-Beck (1st wifey )
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!Well today you would have been 54 years young! Victor and I were cracking up and remembering when you were both at his apartment on Arizona Avenue doing your kung fu special..At least it started that way;!  As I heard it from b...  Continue >>
It's Time Now   / Rebecca Gallegos-Beck
Hi babe,
It's time to let Kim know your ok..  I know you would want her to follow love so it's time now.  Thank you for the beautiful friendship that Kim and I have and it's all because of you.  We will continue to share, but most...  Continue >>
Bitter sweet  / Kim     Read >>
Happy 4th - 2006  / Kim     Read >>
Camping! / Rebecca Beck-Gallegos (1st wife-1st love )    Read >>
lovin and missin you  / Kim     Read >>
hi babe  / Kim     Read >>
Hey / Kim     Read >>
Thank you  / Kimber     Read >>
*** / Kimber     Read >>
TV / Me     Read >>
listening to music  / Kim ****     Read >>
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