Tiofilo 'Toby' Gallardo


Tiofilo "Toby" Gallardo, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital.

Tiofilo "Toby" Gallardo, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital.

He was born Feb. 29, 1936, at Villa Hidalgo, Durango, Mexico, to Alejandro and Dominga Juarez Gallardo.

On Feb. 8, 1964, he married M. Theresa Mora at Garden City. She preceded him in death.

He attended school in Meadow, Texas. He worked in a cotton gin and traveled with his family doing migrant work. After moving to Deerfield and Garden City, he worked in the alfalfa mill for Archer, Daniels and Midland as a mill operator for Farr Better Foods. After retirement, he worked in the maintenance department at St. Catherine Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Andrew and Herman Gallardo; and a sister, Priscilla Ibarra.

Survivors include longtime companion Janie Bazan of Garden City; two sons, Gabriel and Robert Gallardo, both of Garden City; three daughters, Rosie Gallardo of Plains, Texas, Ruby Owen of Columbia, Mo., and Ramona Bomgardner of Wichita; six brothers, Miguel Gallardo of Meadow, Nick and Alex Gallardo, both of Garden City, Pete Gallardo of Warrenville, S.C., Art Gallardo of Palm Bay, Fla., and Joe Gallardo of Rapid City, S.D.; two sisters, Antonia Laurelez and Mauricia Hermosillo, both of Garden City; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. A vigil service is 7 p.m. Friday at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Dominic, with burial at Valley View Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Benincasa House in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

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