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Clara C. Gallegos

12/31/1936 - 11/20/2019

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Clara C. Gallegos, age 82, passed away in the early morning of Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 following complications from surgery.

Born December 31st 1936, in Garfield, Utah, to Ladislao Cruz and Eleanor (Zuñiga) Cruz.

Clara is survived by her siblings, Vera, John, and Santos; her children, Della (Dennis), Ruben, Kelly Joe (Sandy), and Roy (Karen); and many wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Pete, Benny, Eufemio, and Andy Cruz.

Clara was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed sewing, drawing, baking, and taking her dog Buddy for walks. She was known for her strength, perseverance, and kind and compassionate spirit. She was devoted to loving and caring for her family; making sure everyone was always taken care of.

She was proud of her children and grandchildren and supported them anyway she could. She was happy to attend every graduation, whether that was high school or college, she was there because nothing was more important to her than her family.

She also attended every sporting event and was always the biggest cheerleader in the stands.

Growing up, Clara enjoyed things such as camping, hunting, and being outdoors. As she got older she loved to garden and took pride in the beauty of her flowers and making sure that her garden looked the best that it could.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her presence was strong in the church as she served her fellow neighbors with simple acts of kindness such as visiting members to check in on them, taking them to doctors appointments, and always lending a helping hand for those in need.

Her viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E South Temple, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. The graveside services will be following at 1:00 pm at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 S Redwood Road.

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  • How I will miss dear Clara! What a lovely and service-oriented Lady! always helping, always cheerful, her life a shining example to everyone around her! I’m so glad I had a chance to stop and see her,and tell her I loved her… Before she. 💞 left

    — Gina Zivkovic

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