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Carol Lee Gallegos-Hamilton

March 22, 1947July 24, 2020

GALLEGOS-HAMILTON, Carol Lee (Korbel), 73, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2020 with her sons by her side.

Carol was born on March 22, 1947 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Joseph and Lillian Korbel. She graduated from Tremper High School in 1965 and had a lifelong career with the Federal Government. She moved from Kenosha to Illinois in 1976 and lived there until 1995, when her job was transferred to San Diego, California. After living in San Diego for 15 years, she decided that the Scottsdale, Arizona area would be a wonderful place to spend her days, and moved there in 2011. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Gallegos; and her parents. She is survived by her two children, Bryan Gallegos and Craig Gallegos; brother, Joseph Korbel; and sister, Barbara Steinseifer.

Carol was the most caring and giving person you could ever know. Her passion for her children, her nieces and nephew (and their children) fueled her love and filled her spirit. There will be no services held, at Carol’s request.

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Carol Lee Gallegos-Hamilton

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Joel Relova

August 5, 2020

My condolences to Craig and the Gallegos family. Craig, it may be a long time ago since our college days and you still had your long, rock and roll hair. I remember your mom fondly and how nice she was to us when we would come to your house in Waukegan. My condolences.

Joel Relova

Gilbert Gallegos

August 5, 2020

My condolences to Craig and family on your Mom's loss. never easy when you lose a very special person in your life ! RIP Aunt Carol,!
God bless you ..

Gilbert Gallegos & Family

Kathy Herrmann

August 3, 2020

Our thoughts and condolences are with Carol’s family. Time will help heal the pain and your memories of Carol will keep her with you forever.

Bob and Kathy Herrmann

Laura Ready

August 2, 2020

Carol was a kind and loving friend. When she moved to San Diego she and my son Christopher lived together until he moved back to Wisconsin. When I visited she welcomed me and was lots of fun to be with. My thoughts and prayers are with her sons.

Scott Zeimetz

August 2, 2020

Brian and Craig so sorry for your loss your mom was a very beautiful woman I remember the first time I met her I will never forget her she was kind and sweet he was a great lady

Carole Johnson

August 2, 2020

Remember Carol when she worked to Misty Lounge in the 60's then a good 30 years at Great Lakes.She loved to shop and always said she had a magic checkbook as long as she had checks she had money. Your mom was a very special person who made life fun. May Carol rest in peace .


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