Roger Quiroz Gallegos February 29, 1944 – May 11, 2022

Celebration of Life


July 23, 2022

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Roger Quiroz Gallegos.

Roger Quiroz Gallegos, 78, died in Bakersfield on May 11. He was born to Oscar and Delfrida Gallegos on Feb. 29, 1944, in Los Angeles, and was the oldest of four siblings ... his brother, Oscar "Kito" Gallegos, and his sisters, Carrie Kord and Adelle Figueroa.

He is survived by his wife, Delphina Gallegos; his three children, Michael Gallegos, Christine Vanderzee and Gabriel Gallegos; and his grandchildren, Isabel Vanderzee, Griffin Gallegos, Rafael Vanderzee, Ethan Gallegos and Colin Gallegos.

Roger served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-64, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Following his military commitment, he pursued a career in the Aerospace Industry for 38 years, where he worked on such significant projects as the Apollo Shuttle projects, the Stealth program, the ISS Space Station and other important programs.

In 1978, he moved to Tehachapi with his family and was a long-time resident of the community. Roger was an avid reader, loved spending time with his family and enjoyed traveling and playing video games with his children.

Memorial Services was held at Bakersfield National Cemetery on July 22.

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit


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