Margaret A. (Linda) Gallander

Margaret A. (Linda) Gallander, 80, of Batson passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at her home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great -grandmother. Linda was born June 9, 1932 in LaPiedad, Mexico to Francisco and Carmen Guillen Alavardo. She was the youngest of thirteen children. She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband of 46 years, Fred Ellis Gallander and twelve brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Sour Lake, TX under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment will follow in Guedry Cemetery in Batson, TX. A gathering of Linda's family and friends will be from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 9:00 P.M. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Sour Lake, Texas. Mrs. Gallander is survived by her children Carmen DeMarr and husband, Ric of New Orleans, LA, Fred Ellis Gallander Jr. and wife, Rebecca of Park City, UT, Alfred Gallander and wife, Judy of Batson, David Stewart Gallander and wife Mary of Liberty Hill, TX, John Gallander and wife, Acel of Porter, TX, Frank Gallander and wife, Linda of Kingwood, TX, Ernest Gallander of College Station, TX. She is also survived by her grandchildren Amy Qualls and husband, Colonel Roy Qualls, USAF, Brian Gallander and wife, Terri, John Gallander and wife, Sarah, Olivia Pendleton and husband, Will, Michelle Allen and husband, John, David Anthony Gallander and wife, Carmen, Joshua Gallander and wife Kaitlyn, Lauren Gallander, Cassandra Baxter and husband, David, David Stewart Gallander, Zachary Gallander, Samuel Gallander, Kristen Gallander, Catherine DeMarr, Mary Gallander, Bridget Gallander, Ethan Gallander, Rachel Gallander and Sterling Gallander; Great- Grandchildren Jordan and Gabrielle Qualls, Mallory, Emily and Eli Gallander, Seth, Eva and Kiera Gallander, Noah, Caleb, Ian, Eli and Makaela Allen, Isabella and Maddox Baxter. Please view, sign and share memories of Linda in her guestbook at

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 15, 2012