MARIA DOLORES GALLEGOS DRAIN
Born: May 26, 1942
Entered into Eternal Life : November 9, 2022
Dolores entered into her eternal rest with our Lord on November 9th surrounded by her loving
family after a long illness.
Dolores was born in Weston, Colorado to Manuel and Ophelia (Cordova) Gallegos. She was
the first of 9 children. When she was 3 years old, Dolores and her family moved to Trinidad,
Colorado, where she attended grade school and high school. Dolores moved again at 18 years
of age to Denver, where she worked as an administrative assistant.
Dolores met and married her first husband, Otto Bieber, with whom she had her first 2 children,
Joyce (Ron) Westerberg and Robert (Dawn) Bieber. Fourteen years later, her family grew
when Dolores had her third child, James Drain with her second husband, Kenneth Drain. Ken’s
children, Kenny (Barbara) Drain, Wendy Fredeen and Cindy (Martin) Richardson joined the
family as well.
Dolores was proud of being the oldest of her large family - she was known as the “head diaper
changer” which is a title she wore as a badge of honor. Dolores enjoyed family gatherings, with
her siblings, and nieces and nephews. She would often play the piano at these get-togethers,
entertaining all with her ability to play any tune by ear.
The first priority in Dolores life was her strong Catholic faith and her children and grandchildren.
She was devoted to her husband Ken, who was always by her side. Ken and Dolores were
active in their church community, and enjoyed frequent trips down to their ranch in the San Luis
A family historian, Dolores was proud of her Hispanic heritage, and was knowledgeable about
the culture and traditions of southern Colorado. She was always eager to share stories of her
ancestors and extended family who settled in Southern Colorado.
A Rosary and High Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church -
Littleton, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 10:30 am
with the Mass to follow at 11:00 am and then a luncheon reception at 12:00pm. All are
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to :
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
5612 S Hickory Cir
Littleton CO 80120