Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory

2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO


Frederick "Freddy" Gallegos

26 abril , 19492 noviembre , 2019

Frederick (Freddy) Gallegos, 70 passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Junction on Nov. 2. He was surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Pagosa Springs, Colorado to Della and Felix Gallegos. He spent his childhood playing sports and especially loved basketball and watching the New York Yankees. Following high school, Fred attended Mesa State College where he met and later married the love of his life, Pauline. Fred joined the Colorado State Patrol in 1973. In addition to patrolling the roads, he was on the security detail team for Governors Lamm and Romer. He retired in 2005 in Grand Junction with many honors and awards. An outdoor enthusiast, Fred spent most of his retirement playing tennis, hiking and traveling. He loved tennis so much that he shoveled snow off the city courts so he could play. A proud husband, father and grandfather, his family brought him much joy. He appreciated a good joke and was a movie, music and trivia buff. He is survived by his wife, Pauline of Grand Junction; son, Freddy Gallegos (Iliana) of Commerce City; daughter, Nicole Alley (Terrence) of San Antonio, Tex.; granddaughter, Allyssa Gallegos of Denver; sisters Cleda Vandenberg of Durango and Marianne Evans (Don) of Albuquerque, NM. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and sister, Ginger Powell. A memorial gathering will be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6-7pm. A rosary service will take place at 7:00pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11am.


  • Gathering of Friends miércoles, 6 noviembre , 2019
  • Rosary miércoles, 6 noviembre , 2019
  • Memorial Mass jueves, 7 noviembre , 2019


Frederick "Freddy" Gallegos


Ruben Bravo

8 noviembre , 2019

Fred lived across the alley from me in Ft Lupton . At that time I swore he was 7 ft tall and the nicest person I ever met .He use to play catch with us dribble the basketball show us how to shoot talk to us kids .I still beleive he is 7 feet tall what a great person . You will be missed
Ruben Bravo

Mary Kusack

7 noviembre , 2019

Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. We are unable to attend the memorial service as we are out of town. I remember Fred’s great big smile and his competitive nature on the tennis court. We talked a long time after his diagnosis and he was an inspiration to me. Prayers to your family.
Mary Kusack

Danny Garcia

5 noviembre , 2019

Pauline and family. So sorry for your loss. It is more than a loss, because Freddy was a great man and it's a loss of a legend. His accomplishments made all that knew him very Proud !! May God be with you all. Give my Condolences to Cleda and Marianne also. We grew up together in Pagosa Springs. We played, we fought, made up but were always friends. ( I was a Dodgers Fan) he loved his Yankees !! I always teased him about the Yankees loss to the Dodgers in a World Series years ago. I'll really miss his humor on FB. Everyone is going to miss this crazy, WONDERFUL MAN !! Don't hesitate to contact us if you ever need anything. We are feeling your pain. It hurts so much, even when your think your ready for it. We just lost my Grandson and I wish I could tell you all, that it will get better, but I'm not there yet.😭. Be comforted that ESTA LIBRE from pain and worry !! God Bless All of You. Danny and Dolores Garcia

Tammy Hopkins

5 noviembre , 2019

Fred and I started playing tennis around the same time and were asked to play on the same team. Roahrig’s, he loved being at the net. When It was my serve Fred loved to slam the ball at the net and was very good at it. He always complimented other people’s shot. I also loved Fred’s humor, he made me laugh on and off the courts. I will miss him! God bless him!

Lisa Smith

4 noviembre , 2019

Fun. Respected. Engaging. Delightful. That’s FRED.

Two stories about Fred:
1. Years ago I went to Delta to play in a tennis tournament with Kathy, Dave and Fred. During the trip Fred told us about having to leave his weekend barbecue to pick up Mrs. Romer in Vail and return her to Denver. On the way back he’d periodically wake his passenger by sending her airborne when hitting dips in the road at high speeds. He’d tell her that everything was fine and to go back to sleep.

2. On the same trip I learned Fred was pretty proud of his VW Passat. I dared him to “hit it.” He did. I had to request that he slow down.

I’m lucky to have known Fred and I’m so sad he’s gone.

Brian Wilson

4 noviembre , 2019

So blessed, honored and extremely grateful to have crossed paths with Fred almost 30 years ago showing up in Ft Lupton to be a recruit under him with CSP
I was being trained in Ft Lupton but would be assigned to Golden. Fred told me many times I want to make sure you don’t have any problems when you get to Golden
Well Fred here it is almost 30 years later and I haven’t had many problems
Thank you Fred for your wisdom and guidance

So blessed and grateful to have been your recruit, co worker and friend.
Thank You Thank You Thank You
Oh and by the way the Royals are coming after your Yankees this year.

RIP Fred, memories with me always