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Memorial for Gloria June Galvan

Born in Bonvilla, South Dakota on Nov. 13, 1931
Departed on Nov. 24, 2019 and resided in Albany, Oregon.
Service: Thursday, Mar. 12, 2020
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Gloria June Galvan
November 13, 1931 - November 24, 2019
Gloria Galvan, 88, of Albany passed away at her home.
The daughter of Elisha and Kathryn (Green) Lane, Gloria was born in Bonvilla, South Dakota. Gloria grew up on a farm in Tulare South Dakota during the depression and dust bowl. Friends remember her strong independence and fun loving ways. She taught in a one room school house before joining the military.
Gloria was a member of the United States Air Force from 1952 to September of 1955 during the Korean War. She was a research chemist for 20 years and has been a member of St. Mary’s church. During the Korean War she was a top weather observer at Tokyo International airport. She met and married Hank Galvan. As research chemist at the U.S. Bureau of Mines her work on water purification is in the U.S. Library of Congress.
Gloria loved animals and children. She was an excellent house woman and enjoyed her 4-H group so very much. A good dog trainer she worked with Welcome Waggers and R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) Her home was a welcoming place for children, horses, dogs, cats, amont other animals.
Gloria will be deeply missed by those who knew her and most especially her family.
Gloria was preceded by her son, Michael; brother, James Lane; sister, Elizabeth Homestead.
Sis survived by her son, Paul Galvan; sister, Phyllis Brien; five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; her partner Barbara Keelen and her children, Steven, Sally, John and Michael Altman
A Celebration of Life will be held at Fisher Funeral Home on March 14, 2020 @ 2PM. A reception at Loafers Restaurant is immediately following the service.
The Celebration of Life for Gloria has been postponed until later in the spring, once we have exact information we will publish it here and in the Democrat Herald Newspaper.

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