Bruce M. Gallaher, 62, a resident of Santa Fe since 1973, died May 2. He is survived by his wife, Maggi; children, Connor and Megan; sister, Sandy Norris from Colorado Springs; and brother, Fred Gallaher from Albuquerque. Bruce was preceded in death by his mother, Letha M. Gallaher, and father, Frederick E Gallaher.
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Bruce retired from Los Alamos National Lab where he was a well-respected hydrologist. Since retiring he provided consulting services to the lab and has written a soon-to-be published book, "The Big One," based on a real-life adventure. He enjoyed all things active-hiking, camping, backpacking, swimming, biking as well as cheering on the UNM Lobo basketball team.
A celebration of Bruce's life will take place at 2 p.m. on May 11 at the Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Medical Services Foundation, 1422 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor from May 8 to May 12, 2013