James Galloway

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James Thomas "Tom" Galloway

1950 - 2018

Born in Jackson Mississippi, Tom grew up in Oklahoma, graduated from OSU and moved to California where he received his Master's degree in education. He was a gifted and beloved teacher, avid hiker, and photographer. He spent a year as Oklahoma State Photographer and time as Media Director at Esalen Insitute in Big Sur, California, where he became the official photographer of the Big Sur Marathon, while there.

Tom married his wife, Sherry in 1989 in Big Sur and remained her love and her rock through the illness and death of her son in 2007. He remained a dedicated educator until 2014, when a stroke, caused by a rare brain tumor, paralyzed his right side and took his speech. The tumor recurred in 2017 and he fought valiantly until his death in February. He died at home, with family and friends in attendance.

As requested by him, he will be cremated and memorial service will be at a future time. His full obituary can be seen at forevermissed.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Greenpeace or ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer are appreciated.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 4, 2018