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Alejo ‘Alex’ C. Galvan


Our beloved Alex, as he was fondly known by his loved ones, was born Sept. 17, 1941, and entered the kingdom of Heaven Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the age of 78. Alex was born in Hatch, New Mexico.
Alex worked many years at Montgomery Ward in Las Cruces. He was a well-known mechanic to everyone who loved him. Mr. Galvan was a small business owner at The City of the Crosses religious store. Alex was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan; he sure did love them Cowboys! And, go Dodgers! Alex loved life and especially his family and would go above and beyond to help anyone he loved.

Throughout the years, Alex loved farming, vacationing with family and watching wrestling. Alex enjoyed watching WWE live matches with his grandson, Dominic, and son, Kenny. He enjoyed eating ice cream with his granddaughter, Karly.

Alex was the family comedian; he loved to make everyone laugh! More than life itself, Alex loved his grandchildren, Dominic, Karly, Noah, Stephanie and Samantha. He enjoyed taking trips to Deming to see his beloved sister-in-law, Viola Salaiz; she meant the world to him.
Alex is survived by his loving wife, Emma Galvan, his sweetheart; three sons, Kenny, Raymond and Michael; two daughters, Angela (Gilbert) and Gloria; his 10 adored grandchildren; 18 great-children; two brothers, Fred (Dixie) and Rudy (Chris); and one sister, Mary (Julian). Alex had numerous nieces and nephews and godchildren.

Alex appreciated the Salaiz family, his cousins, Francis and Rosanna, his sweet friends, Kathy Norris and ma 'ma, nephews, Rudy Jr., Robert and his niece, Danielle, who would take yearly vacations to see their uncle Alex.
Alex was preceded in death by his parents, Consuelo and Lorenza Galvan, and nephew, Julian Arellin.
Services were held at St. Genevieve's Roman Catholic Church, on June 30. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren Dominic, Karly and Noah.
Arrangements by Getz Funeral home. Please visit www.getzcares.com to sign the local online guest book.