Margarita Gallardo, age 90 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare in Austin. She was born September 5, 1928, in Mississippi to Ruby and Cruz (Chavarilla) Cortez. She married Willie Gallardo in Marling, Texas. Their marriage was blessed with two children, that Margarita stayed home and took care of them. The family moved to Austin, Minnesota where they made their home. She was a member of Iglesia Pentecostal Unida in Austin, Minnesota. She attended church many Sundays. Margarita enjoyed filling her free time with gardening, going to flea markets, shopping and spending time with her dogs. She loved to play bingo and go for walks. Margarita loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Margarita will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include hed daughter, Guadalupe Talamantes of Austin, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Rosa Gallardo of Texas; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Margarita was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Cruz Cortez; husband, Willie Gallardo, Sr.; son, Willie Gallardo, Jr.; son-in-law Job Talamantes, and her 16 brothers and sisters.
A funeral gathering will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.