Linda Gallardo

Linda Gallardo was born on August 16, 1961 in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of sixteen children born from the union of Jesse and Maria Consepcion (Ramirez) Gallardo.   Linda graduated in 1979 from Erie Mason High School.   She was proud to have been chosen as the Homecoming Queen her freshman year.   

Linda loved tootsie rolls, the color pink, lottery scratch tickets, fluffy socks/pajamas, her cigarettes, and her coffee.   She enjoyed dancing and listening to music, with the 80’s being her favorite era of music.   Linda quite often could be seen in her pink coat and sweater draped over her head.  Even in warm weather.  That was Linda.  Linda’s most prize possession in the world was that of her family.  She loved her brothers, her sisters and her children dearly and cherished the time they spent together.  She loved her friends at Everest Huron Group home; especially her house manager Chrissy Collins. 

Linda Gallardo, age 60, of Monroe, Michigan passed away on Wednesday; November 3, 2021 at the ProMedica Regional Hospital in Monroe, Michigan.  Her passing was preceded by her parents:  Jesse and Maria Gallardo; her sister:  Virginia (Gallardo) Bijarro; and her two brothers:  Jesse Gallardo Jr. and Roberto Gallardo Sr.

To cherish her memory, Linda leaves her daughter:  Allison Gallardo (Craig Miller) of Monroe; a son: Leon (Stephanie) Shields of Lemoore, CA; twelve siblings:  Angelita (Helen) Lopez, Marcelino Gallardo, Mary Lou (Joe) Flores-Briones, Joseph (Dolly) Gallardo, Phyllis (Homer) Shields, Alegandro (Sheila) Gallardo, Lusio (Cindy) Gallardo, Margaret Jeko, Anita Gallardo, Rosemary (Jerry) Narew, Olga (Jim) Williamson, and Bobbilove McCullough and three grandchildren:  Peyton Miller, Mary Beth and Julia Shields.

Friends may gather on Wednesday; November 10, 2021 from 3:00pm until a Celebration of Her Life at 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Pastor Gary Braden of Monroe Missionary Bible Baptist Church will officiate.

For those desiring, memorial contributions in Linda’s memory are suggested to the family and may be made at CROWDFUNDING online by visiting www.merklefs.com. Words of inspiration and comfort or a photo may also be shared.