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Recently married high school sweethearts killed near Wright

They were barely one month wed when the Lord called the young couple home on a snowy day near Wright, the result of a car accident.

On Feb. 23, Luis Diego Galvan Gomez and Maritza Isabel Zamora Galvan, both 21, went together to their Loving Lord. According to police reports, the Subaru they were driving lost control and was struck by a semi truck. It had been snowing and windy throughout the day, with gusts reaching more than 50 miles per hour. The driver of the semi was uninjured.

Father Wesley Schawe celebrated a single Funeral Mass for both Luis and Maritza on March 1 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City.

Luis was the son of Jaime and Martha Galvan. He and his family moved to Dodge City from Mexico when he was an infant. He was a graduate of Dodge City High School.  He loved spending time with his family. He was a “Supra car guy” (Toyota sports car) and loved the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Maritza was born in Dodge City to Juan and Tonya (Bencomo) Zamora. She graduated from Dodge City High School and attended Dodge City Community College, from which she received her CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) in December 2018. She was a fashionista, enjoying the artistry of  make-up and clothing—and she loved soccer.

It was in high school that the couple met and fell in love. They married on Jan. 26, 2019.

Luis leaves behind his parents; brothers, Jesus Galvan, Jaime Galvan, Alexander Galvan and Omar Galvan; his grandfather, Juan Galvan, and Raquel Renteria; his niece, Bellatrice Galvan; and several uncles and cousins.  

Maritza leaves behind her parents; brothers, Juan Manuel Zamora, Jr. and Brian Rutillo Zamora; her grandparents, Alvaro and Mary Bencomo and Francisco Zamora and Delphina Mora; a nephew, Arian Zamora; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

At the vigil held the day prior to the funeral, Bishop John Brungardt blessed the bodies of the young couple, both lying in view in the worship area.




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