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Ersilia "Shirley" Gallegos

October 10, 1935 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 84)


Ersilia "Shirley" Albertina Gallegos, 84, of Avondale, CO, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 in Berkeley County, SC.

Shirley was born on October 10, 1935 in Avondale, CO, a daughter of John G. Sierra and Della Pando Ornelas. She retired from Presbyterian Healthcare Systems as an Account Manager.

Survivors include her children, Jeannean Diaz (Frank) of Montrose, CO, Anthony Gallegos (Patty) of Albuquerque, NM, Dominic Gallegos (Verna) of Mira Loma, CA, Daniel Gallegos of Montrose, CO, Jaime Diaz (Kim) of Goose Creek, SC; brother; Dan Martinez (Rosemary) of Pueblo West, CO; and her "sisters (cousins)", Antionette Padilla, Rita Berumen, Eleanor Montez, Janice Baca, and late Nancy Robles. Shirley was widow of Anthony Gallegos, Homer Diaz and Theodore Dueball. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sierra (Alice) and Della Ornelas (Jim); her son, Andrew Gallegos.

Shirley was loved and known as "Grandma" by her 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be determined at a later time and held in her hometown of Avondale, CO.

Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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