Antonia Gallardo Laurelez, 78, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at her home in Garden City.
She was born Jan. 17, 1940, in San Fermin, Hidalgo, Mexico, to Alejandro Alvarado and Dominga Juarez Gallardo.
A Garden City resident since 1974, Mrs. Laurelez worked at Oswalts for 10 years, then worked as a life insurance agent for a year while living in California. After returning to Garden City, she worked at Con-Agra and Monfort for 10 years before becoming an interpreter for St. Catherine Hospital for 17 years. She was a member of Spanish Assembly of God, and enjoyed cooking, sewing, raising her dogs and spending time with her family.
On Jan. 22, 1961, she married the Rev. Cruz Ramos Molina in Post, Texas. He died Oct. 12, 1973. She married Salvador M. Laurelez Jr. on March 13, 1975, in Garden City. He died Nov. 8, 2016.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Toby Gallardo, Herman Gallardo and Andrew Gallardo; and two sisters, Mauricia Hermocillo and Pricilla Ibarra.
Survivors include four sons, Abel Molina, Cruz Molina, Robert Molina and Mario Molina, all of Garden City; a daughter, Dolores and husband Travis Franco-Peve of Valley Center; six brothers, Miguel Gallardo of Meadow, Texas, Nick and wife Anita Gallardo of Garden City, Alex and wife Beatrice Gallardo of Garden City, Joe Gallardo of Rapid City, S.D., Pete and wife Anna Gallardo of South Carolina, and Art and wife Dianne Gallardo of Palm Bay, Fla.; two grandchildren, Ashley Paige Thomas and Abel Cruz Dietl Molina; and a great-grandchild, Haidan Cruz Molina.
A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
There will be no visitation. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to the Finney County Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.