Chaz GallegosMay 21, 1993 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 24)
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son.
Chaz Gallegos, 24, a loving husband, daddy, son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend, left us unexpectedly on July 26, 2017.
Chaz was born on May 21, 1993 in West Valley, Utah to Cheri Shiflett and Ricky Gallegos.
He was raised and grew up in Utah and upon graduation from high school, he met and married Dezirae on November 14, 2014. Together they have one daughter, Sophia Rose Gallegos.
Chaz made sure his wife and daughters needs were always met. He worked hard to provide for himself and his family. He was proud of the fact that he was making things happen on his own. Hard work, perseverance and sacrifice in all things, he willingly put onto himself to succeed in life. Never one to sit back and whine about stuff, instead he would tell himself what do I need to do to fix things and make things better. Always wanting to make things right.
He carried with him the values and principles that his grandparents and mom and dad instilled into him throughout his life. Hard work, respect, dedication, positive attitude, hope, kindness, strength and love. He tried to treat others as he wanted to be treated. Always being there for his family and friends and never wanting to disappoint them. He accomplished all these things with a fun-loving attitude and a smile on his face. He had a confidence and trust within himself and was grateful for and valued what he had. Chaz was wise beyond his years.
Chaz was a very private, independent, hardworking, intelligent, resilient, fun-loving person. He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He always strived to do the right thing. Always there to help or lend a hand.
Chaz loved little kids, loyal friends, good conversation, dinners and barbeques at his house, his grandma’s beans and tortillas, green chili, water fights, playing games, his dogs, guns, shooting his guns, riding four wheelers, his tattoos, keeping his truck looking good, taking care of his yard or just hanging out at his house with family and friends, having a cold one together.
He had a certain happy go lucky attitude toward life and never tried to let everyday stupid, meaningless problems in life bother him or get him down. Always looking to better himself and his situation. Totally optimistic about life. Only wishing for good things for himself and those around him.
Chaz was a beautiful person with a kind and gentle soul who loved and was loved by many people in his life. We want to thank everyone for all their support, prayers and love during this painful time.
Survived by his wife, Dezirae; daughter, Sophia; mother and father, Cheri and Ricky; sister, Cheany; uncles, Eddie, Brian, Chad, Tony; grandparents, Joan and Joe; in laws, Delia and Glen; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death his grandparents, Martha and Elias; uncle, Freddie.
Chaz will be deeply missed by his family, but we take comfort in knowing his grandparents, Martha and Elias, have found him and welcomed him home. He truly loved and missed them dearly.
Though our lives will never be the same, we do look forward to being with Chaz again. May his memory be treated with respect and dignity. Rest in Peace.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 624 W. Lennox St., Midvale. There will be a viewing on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the church, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. There will be a viewing one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Graveside service at Midvale City Cemetery, following the mass. Everyone is invited to attend a luncheon in Chaz’s honor following the burial, back at the church hall.