Dennis Wayne Gallegos
Aug 19, 1967 – Nov 29, 2014
Dennis ("Denny") W. Gallegos of Tacoma, passed away at home, with his mother and uncle at his side on November 29, 2014. He was 47 years old. He was a thoughtful, intelligent, kind, and generous man, known for his sense of humor, his luminous smile, his "bear hugs", his amazing way of telling detailed stories, and his enthusiasm for his hobbies, which included skeet and trap shooting, traveling, gaming, hiking, and reading. Denny loved his family, loved nature, and he loved knowledge.
Dennis was born in Albuquerque, NM, on August 19, 1967 to Linda Gallegos, and Dennis Cox Sr. He grew up in Kansas City, MO, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL before moving to Seattle, where he graduated from O'Dea High School in 1986.
Dennis attended college and devoted his life's work to the criminal justice system. He was employed at Second Chance, Seattle and then at Washington Corrections Center for Women, Gig Harbor. His last employment was as a corrections officer at the Special Commitment Center McNeil Island where he worked for 16 years. Denny was well respected and loved by his co-workers.
He is survived by his loving and caring mother, Linda Gallegos; Uncle’s Sidney and Arthur (Francis) Gallegos. Cousin’s: Anna, Karen, Celestino, Erica, Gabriel, Neita, Anthony, Jeffery and their families. Friends and his co-workers who unselfishly loved and supported him.
He was eternally grateful for all the medical staff that cared for him.
DONATIONS IN LEIU OF FLOWERS CAN BE SENT TO SEATTLE CANCER CENTER ALLIANCE, OR ST FRANCIS HOSPICE CARE, TACOMA
This obituary is provided by Bonney-Watson, providing caring and compassionate funeral, cremation and cemetery services since 1868. We have a professional staff, four funeral homes, two cremation facilities and one of the largest cemeteries south of Seattle, as well as a comprehensive grief support program.