DOROTHY JEAN GALLOWAY, 65 ROCKFORD - Dorothy Jean Galloway, 65, a native of Wisconsin Rapids, died on September 29, 2013, after succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident in Rockford, IL. Dorothy was born on March 2, 1948, in DeKalb, IL to Leo and Erma (Henke) Galloway. Dorothy graduated from Lincoln High School and studied at UWSP before moving to Rockford, IL, which would become her home. Dorothy had a long career in retail at Rockford Stevens before she pursued marketing and public relations work. Most recently, Dorothy worked for Cevene Care Clinic. It was in Rockford where Dorothy met her husband and soul mate, Howard "Eddie" Riddle. She was a community volunteer and advocate for many Rockford non-profits and she was a huge promoter of the arts. She was involved with many fundraisers, boards, and charitable organizations including MotherHouse, Aids Care Network, Hunger Connection, and Northern Illinois Food Bank to name just a few. Her volunteering efforts were aptly recognized in 1999, when she received the "Spirit of Caring" award from Crusader Clinic which is given to individuals or organizations who exhibit unique kindness and concern for others in the community. People knew her by different names such as "Toots", Jeanie, Galloway and Dorth, but all considered her a close friend. She was an amazing woman that always put the needs of others first. She left her mark on all who knew her. She would give you anything you needed, she always had a smile on her face and she never saw a basket she didn't want-and we loved her for all of it. Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Leo. She is survived by her husband, Howard Riddle, Rockford, IL. She is also survived by her mother, Erma Galloway; her brother, James Galloway; her niece, Heather (Tim) McKellips; and her great-nephews, Connor, Ethan and Finnegan McKellips, all of Wisconsin Rapids. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie Street, Rockford, IL 61107. Family and friends may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. and attend a special memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dorothy Galloway Memorial Fund at Alpine Bank. The family was assisted by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Express condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2013