Lina, I am so sorry to hear about Galen's passing! Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Love always, Amy Montgomery
Dena-I was so saddened to hear the news about your dad's passing. I know he was an amazing dad to you and clearly an amazing person to all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom and your entire family.
Dear Lina, Dena, Jeff and Audrey,
I'm so thankful that Galen was born and that I was touched by his love and light. I would like to say that I was never unkind, never selfish, never needed a kick in the pants, but that would not be true. Galen knew all of these things about me and believed in me, in spite of them. I loved him for this, but of all the gifts he gave to me and the world, Dena was by far and away the very best one.
Not very long ago, with a slight smile playing across his lips, Galen told me that I turned out okay. I knew exactly what he meant and we both had a good laugh. I often took the long way around (okay, maybe I still do occasionally), but with the love and support of the Gilbert Family I usually arrived at my destination! This is a gift I do not take for granted. Galen had a philosophy of paying it forward and each time I do the same it will be in Galen's honor.
All my love,
Lina Galen was such an inspiration to me always helping out others I will never forget the wonderful times making salsa and burritos for his fellow workers at the bank and our visits at your house Thank you for sharing with Sis and Eleanor and I the lunches and all the laughter of the past family memories couldn't ask for a better pair to have comfort and friendship in my life time. My prayers for you Dena Jeff and Audrey. Love you.Inez and Rod.
Lina and Dena,so sorry to hear of Galens' passing.. George thought so much of Galen and together they shared many stories at his shop.