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Michael Lucas Mata Gallegos

July 29, 2018

April 17, 1959 ~ July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018, the angels accompanied Michael safely on his journey into God’s presence as he left us due to injuries sustained in a fatal fall during an adventure he was looking so forward to.

Born April 17, 1959, to Erlinda Gloria Gallegos (Mata) and Margarito Mata.

Survived by his mother, Gloria (Bill) Romo; his siblings: twin, Marguerite (Dave) Nabor, Christine Prieto, Angela Mata, Carmen Ficklin, MaryEllen Romero, Anthony Mata, David Mata, Pedro Mata, and Shane Tafoya. Also surviving are so very many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by his brother, (Margarito Mata Jr.); father, (Margarito Mata); grandparents: (Higinio and Estella Gallegos, Simona Mata); and great-grandmother, (Sara Estrada); nephews, (Anthony Cano, Matthew Witt); and niece, (Yvonne Hinojosa).

Thank you, Michael for sharing your last moments of

beautiful stories, photos, and songs during your final

journey here on earth. We love you and our memories of

you will forever be held in our hearts.

Michael’s wishes were to be cremated and a small memorial with family and friends will be held at a later date.

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