Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fern Galles Was 'Alter Ego' Of Dealership.(Metropolitan)(Obituary)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

Fern Galles was matriarch of one of the Southwest's pioneer automotive industry families and was a former vice president of Galles Motor Corp.

Galles died Wednesday in Albuquerque of congestive heart failure. She had been ill about three years, said her son Lee Galles, an Albuquerque car dealer.

A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Strong-Thorne Mortuary's Palm Chapel, 1100 Coal SE. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver SW.

Galles was a mother from the old school, treating her four children and 14 grandchildren as if each was the only one, said her son, who described his mother as gregarious, outspoken and warm. …

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