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Freeda Galloway


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Freeda Galloway Obituary
Galloway, Freeda



Freeda Galloway died Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Freeda was born on October 13, 1922, at Tahoka, Texas. At 6 months old, her parents brought her into New Mexico. Her father had filed on property after World War I located 30 miles north of Quemado, known as Trechado, NM, where they received their mail. They had church in the schoolhouses as well as being educated in different grades at the same time in the same school house. Her parents, Hugh and Etta Gray, decided to move to Fence Lake so their oldest children could attend high school. Freeda attended four different high schools in order to graduate. Hugh Gray was county commissioner of the 3rd District located in western Valencia County. In January 1937 the weather caused deep snow in that part of the state. It took Mr. Gray 10 days to reach his residence from Los Lunas, NM. He then decided to move the family to Belen.

In 1940, Freeda graduated from Belen High School. While attending the Assembly of God Church, she met her future husband. Tyra Oscar Galloway and Freeda Charlene Gray married on January 18, 1942. Oscar served in World War II and on his return they started a family. They had a daughter Nancy and two sons Lynden and Myron.

Freeda enjoyed her hobbies of cooking, sewing, and oil painting. Her favorite thing to do was reading. She immensely enjoyed this as she became the adult Sunday School teacher for 20 years at the Assembly of God Church. She also served as Secretary/Treasurer of the church and had the talent to play the organ as well. In 2000, Freeda was diagnosed with macular degeneration causing her to resign her duties in the church.

Freeda was preceded in death by her sisters Huletta Franks, Mary Waldon and brother Norman Gray. In 2008, she lost her husband of 66 years, Oscar Galloway.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy Lunsford and husband Bryan of Albuquerque; sons Lynden Galloway of Santa Fe and Myron Galloway of Albuquerque. She has six grandchildren: Vance Lunsford and wife Raelene, Travis Lunsford, Kristen Galloway, Jeffrey Galloway, and Evan Galloway of Albuquerque; Charlene Brown and husband James and two great-grandchildren, Jameson and Parker Brown of Rio Rancho.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Liz Maestas with Lady Bug Living Elder Care Provider.

Services will be at 2:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. Interment will follow at Sandia Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Joy Junction, 4500 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque 87105.

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www.danielsfuneral.com.

Daniels Family Funeral Services

7601 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

505-821-0010
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 25, 2016
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