Galloway, Dorothy Jean
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Dorothy Jean Galloway, 65, a native of Wisconsin Rapids, died on Sept. 29, 2013, after succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident in Rockford, Ill. Dorothy was born on March 2, 1948, in DeKalb, Ill. to Leo and Erma (Henke) Galloway. Dorothy graduated from Lincoln High School and studied at UWSP before moving to Rockford, ll., 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, Ill. 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.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the First Congregational Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior starting at 10 a.m. Interment and a memorial in Rockford will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Dorothy Galloway Memorial Fund.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 5, 2013