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Mourning Elias Gallego

Elias Valor Taalib Gallego

September 16, 2023 — March 2, 2024


With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to our beloved Alford angel. On March 2, 2024, Elias Valor Taalib Gallego was called into the heavenly embrace of God. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 16, 2023, Elias brought immense joy and love to the lives of his parents, Joshua Gallego and Karin Bugner, during his brief time on earth.


Though Elias's journey was short, his impact was profound. His radiant smile illuminated every room he entered, and his loving nature touched all who held him close. Elias's tender gestures of reaching out to grasp faces and bestowing gentle kisses revealed a soul overflowing with affection.


In his time with us, Elias brought immeasurable happiness to his family. He filled his mother's heart with an abundance of love and taught her the beauty of self-love. For his father, Elias was a beacon of purpose, a reminder of the preciousness of life and the blessings bestowed upon us by God.


Elias leaves behind cherished memories that will forever reside in the hearts of his brother, Neo; sister, Arya; and grandparents, Ida Allen (Maurice Jones), Salvador Gallego II, Nancy Saunders (Dwight), and Tammi Young. He will also be dearly missed by all his aunts, uncles, and cousins.


As Elias transitions to his heavenly home, he will be reunited with his grandfather, Bruce Bugner; great-grandparents, Paul Ellis, Catherine Young, Rosa Nash, Salvador Gallego; and great-uncle Icarus Samuel Randolph.


Though Elias's time with us was short, the love he shared will continue to resonate in our hearts for eternity. May his spirit find eternal peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father.



Date: March 12, 2024

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Cozine Life Events Center

11500 E. 21st Street North

Wichita, KS 67206


Funeral Services:

Date: March 13, 2024

Time: 12pm

Cozine Life Events Center

11500 E. 21st Street North

Wichita, KS 67206


Final Resting Place:

Old Mission Mortuary & Wichita Park Cemetery

3424 E. 21st Street North

Wichita, KS 67208


Theme: Winnie the Pooh

Colors: white, light blue, green, Winnie the Pooh yellow/gold



Please remember Elias for the light and love that he was and continues to shine on even brighter.

Elias is the beloved son of Joshua Gallego & Karin Bugner; Grandson of Ida Lois Allen & Salvador Gallego, II; Great-Grandson of Beverly Ann Alford-Allen & Ellis Allen; Great-Great-Grandson of Vernon “Gutchey” Alford & Ida Lee Shaffer-Alford; and Great-Great-Great-Grandson of Lafayette “Fate” Alford & Jennie Avance-Alford.


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