Gustavo (Gus) M. Galvez died quietly in his home Sunday the 5th of January 2014, he was 89 and was surrounded by his loving family when he went with Ruth and our Lord Jesus. He was a loving husband and father & will be missed by his family & friends. The Rosary/Mass services for Gus will be held at Compassion Mortuary on Monday January 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Grants, NM, gathering at 12:30 at Gus's home 1612 Franciscan. \n\nGus was born on February 29, 1924 in Antonito, Colorado where his family farmed and ranched. Gus was one of four children. He was preceded in death by his brother Sam Galvez, Olympia, WA & his sister Sally Atencio, Denver, CO. One sister survives Gus Loyola Lopez, Denver, CO.\n \nGus was a veteran of WWII, severing in the U.S Navy in the Philippines. He had a short courtship with Ruth Gallegos from Antonito Colorado prior to going off to war in 1943. When he returned from the war in 1946 they renewed their courtship & were married in Taos, N.M. on Dec. 12, 1947.\n\nThey moved to Redcliff, Colorado, where Gus worked for the New Jersey Zinc Mine, when they went on strike, they moved to Montana in 1955. The family returned to Colorado in 1957 then made their final move to Grants, NM in 1958 where they made their home and raised their family. Gus worked for the Kerr McGee Corporation for 27 years until his retirement in 1985. \n\nGus was quite the handyman there was nothing that he could not do around his home. His joy was to fix things, his tools in hand, a job to do and he was happy man! He spent many hours maintaining his rental properties & remodeling the house for Ruth. He was most proud of the home he built with his own hands & Ruth was right along side him. He resided here until his death. \nGus was a self-educated man. He enjoyed keeping up with the news and could converse on many topic from current events, politics to world history. He enjoyed traveling and being around people & loved to dance. Gus & Ruth were the first on the dance floor & the last to leave.\nGus & Ruth were married for 65 years and had four children, nine grandchildren & two great grandchildren. Daughter, Roberta & Steven Dominguez & their family, Steven Jr., JonMarie, Kristina & Kurt Stannish & great grandchild Kaden. Daughter, Nancy Galvez Sandoval & her family Leo Jr., Ion, & Great Grandchild Melanie. Son, Gus & Lori Parkhurst Galves & their family Eric, Devin. Daughter, Brenda & Kevin Judd & their family Rhianna, Brandon. \n\nGus is happy & can dance with Ruth forever in Heaven! Our family will carry their legacy and memories in our hearts and will work hard at being the Greatest Parents/Teachers that they were. Thank you Mom and Dad we love you and will miss you.