In memory Galo Ulloa, a celebration of life and memorial service

A note from Gaby Delgadillo, family friend:  We are saddened to hear that the Ulloas lost their dad and Maria (Connie) her husband on November 30th in a tragic accident in Burbank, California.  It hit me like a ton of bricks as I thought about the pain he and his family must be feeling. I questioned my life and my purpose. I wondered what I could possibly do to help relieve some of the pain.  Others asked about sending flowers.  Although beautiful, flowers come and go and I know that the Ulloa family is about creating legacies of contribution.  It’s what the Ulloas stand for.  It’s what made Galo Ulloa proud of his kids.  What could be a wonderful gift that would make sense of all that had just happened? have forever impacted our lives for good...

This led me to contacting Marc and Nathally Florio per Dave’s request as they are very involved in missionary work in Ecuador with an awesome foundation called La Esperanza.   It happens to be in Cuenca which is where Galo was from. It is a children’s home  for orphans which is so appropriate as Galo was an orphan, himself.   They are providing a loving home for 30 children and have already reached capacity.   They have aspirations to give more and build a second home to house more children.  The answer was right there:  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of sending flowers, we could help build a home for these wonderful children in Galo Ulloa’s name?  The Ulloa family is an awesome example of paying it forward.

We would be honored if you joined us in paying it forward in the name of the Ulloa family.   This is a great opportunity to make a difference.  We are all about making a living, living.   In a world where anything is possible and we have more then we need, let’s give these kids a roof over their heads and a place where they will be shown love and the love of Christ.

There are 2 ways to send donations.  Paypal or check:


You can also send a check payable to


and mail to this PO Box:  Livin’ Full Time, Inc.

3308 Preston Rd.  #350-222

Plano, TX 75093.

100% of money collected will be paid in one amount to the foundation and tax deductible for yourself.   Once again, our goal is to raise enough money to complete a home in Galo’s name and complete his mission.  With your heart, we will!

~Gaby Delgadillo~a family friend

Connie and Galo at their last trip to Ecuador

Galo Ulloa – December 26, 1944- November 30, 2010

We would love your presence at Galo’s Memorial Services this Saturday:

Saturday, December 4th at 10am

Valley Baptist Church

2201 West Alameda Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505

We will forever hold you in our hearts...

Galo G. Ulloa was born 12-26-1944 in Gualaceo Ecuador.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Maria Consuelo Ulloa of Burbank California.  Galo Ulloa was a man of humble beginings.  He became orphaned at age 8 years old as a result of circumstances beyond his control.  He worked along side his brother Miguel Ulloa for a time and then his Cousin George Ulloa, finding any and all odd jobs in order to survive including shining shoes and cleaning and maintaining boats along the pier where he and his cousin lived by themselves.

As a young child he would carry luggage on a fairy because he was too young to get a job.  He lived on small boats that were docked because he was too young to rent a place.  At the age of 10 he learned how to fix shoes and started make extra money which allowed him and his cousin to finally pay for a place to live.  Galo always figured out a way to survive and even thrive.

  Galo had two children Mariana and Albert in Ecuador.  Galo wanted a better life for himself and his family and moved to the USA.  In New York he found and married his beautiful wife Maria Consuelo Ulloa.  There he had his three kids Walter, Dave, and Amy.

His American dream was to live, buy and payoff his home in the USA, so that his kids would always have a family and roof over their head  which he did not have growing up. Galo accomplished his dream of paying off his house this month just before he passed working two humble jobs all his life.

  Galo was a man of great integrity, he only knew how to put his friends first.  He never made excuses and worked 2 jobs to provide for his family a better life then he had.  He was stubborn, but in a good way, in a way that compelled him to take any challenge and know for certain he would not fail.

He would find a way to accomplish any dream he created for himself and his family.  His soul only understood how to help others, may God reward our father who is now in heaven and life has rewarded him for 66 extraordinary years.  Galo passed away on November 30, 2010 however his legacy will live forever.

La Esperanza Orphanage in Cuenca Ecuador

For more information on La Esperanza, go to

3 new family members at La Esperanza

About Yvette Ulloa

Yvette Ulloa, the fiery Latina was born in NY and currently lives in California. Yvette is passionate about health/fitness, travelling the world full time, and teaching others to achieve success! Yvette Ulloa has been through a journey of challenges, however they have turned out to be some of the biggest blessings in her life. She has been happily married for 16 years to the love of her life Dave Ulloa, a former professional basketball player in Australia and self-made entrepreneur. Yvette's philosophies are all about contribution, sharing lessons from her journey with others, and she is lucky to travel around the world inspiring people with her story. She has spoken to audiences as big as 12,000 in Vegas, South Africa, Hungary, Greece and many other places, where she is highly acclaimed speaker and coach. In 2010, Yvette Ulloa and her husband Dave Ulloa achieved one of their life-long dreams to travel the world with Anthony Robbins and become Platinum Partners. They got to experience a whole year of immersion in Scotland, Egypt, Israel, Fiji and get personally mentored by Tony Robbins. One of Yvette's biggest passions is helping women around the world to believe in themselves and have a voice. She will reach out her hand to you to help you climb up to the top of the mountain! And nothing like enjoying the journey and making many pit stops to smell the roses. The coffee. The challenges. Anything that makes you grow and enjoy life. Dave & Yvette Ulloa are also professional tourists and ambassadors of fun. Dave Ulloa recently got back from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,000 altitude, one of the toughests and most rewarding activities of his life. Dave and Yvette Ulloa are Presidential Advisory Council members for the largest travel social media company one of the top 100 direct sales companies in the globe, WorldVentures. They were honored in front of thousands of people in Las Vegas for achieving the highest rank in the company, International Marketing Directors, being the first Latino couple to achieve this rank, as well as being the first team of both International trainers and speakers.
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18 Responses to In memory Galo Ulloa, a celebration of life and memorial service

  1. Monico Perez says:

    Dave, the pain that you and your family are experiencing should definitely be outweighed by the proud fact at all the barriers that your father was able to overcome and all of the greatness he was able to achieve. I know that because of his ethics, teachings and persistent it has allowed you to become one of the most inspirational individuals that I have come across in my life. Just to be around you sometimes inspires me to achieve greatness and set new goals for myself. I know that your dad is looking down from heaven with a great smile on his face knowing that he has set you up for greatness in life, love and forever.
    May God hold you and your family in peace during this difficult time. Love ya Monico!

  2. Gail Stevens says:

    Dear Dave, Yvette & Galo’s Beloved Family,

    Our love, prayers & hugs are with all of you now & always. May your treasured relationship, special times together & memories be a source of love, support, comfort, strength, hope & vision – now & always. I am so grateful for Dave & Yvette in my life, and grateful to their parents & families for nurturing such amazing people as individuals & a couple. Love, Prayers & Hugs to All.

    Gail, Bob & Andy Stevens
    Plano, TX

  3. Dave, I just got the news. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayer are with you and your family. Even though I never met your dad, I know he was proud of you and the man you have become (from your story). My dad brags on me and I’m still amazed. Be encouraged and be of good cheer.

    Your friend Curtis

  4. Roger Rieger says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know some of the emotions you are feeling as I lost my father and mother two years ago. There is an emptyness that can’t be filled. However, the memories of your fathers love and the times you spent with him over the years will get you through. The understandable sorrow you feel will be replaced with the warmth of memories shared. The sun will come up each morning and with each day you will feel stronger and closer to your father. I met with your father and mother about three weeks ago and the kindness and warmth of their home could be felt. I am glad I had the chance to meet him and see his kindness as a human even in just explaining a travel program. God bless

    • yvette says:

      thank you so much Roger for your beautiful thoughts and words. they mean the world to us and they are helping us every day to keep going in his name…lots of great wishes your way

  5. “Death leaves a heatache no one can heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal”
    You are your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  6. albert salanitri says:

    I have not seen the Ulloas in 24 years but I will always remember the happiness they brought our family. My prayers, along with those of my parish goes out to you.

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  11. Dr. Jeff Stewart says:

    I knew when I met you Dave that this was the calliber of man you were from. I am sorry for your loss and I pray for your mourning. I want to be on your trip, it would be an honor. Take care and see you soon. Stu

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