Ann W. Galatas

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February 22, 1940

October 21, 2015

Ann Webb was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to two loving parents, L.H. Webb, Jr. and Joella Gatlin Webb. Ann was the oldest of three children. She had a younger brother, Tommy, and a younger sister, Martha.

Ann attended The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where she met her future husband, Roger Galatas. Roger was in Hattiesburg working for Humble Oil & Refining as a geologist. When Roger was first introduced to Ann, he was instantly smitten. The ensuing courtship was so fast-paced that Ann's mother barely had time to sew all the bride's maids' dresses in following three months. Ann's Uncle Luke, who delivered mail during the week and preached on Sundays, officiated the ceremony. But somehow they pulled it off, and their story began in 1961.

Roger's job took them from Hattiesburg to New Orleans, to Lafayette, to Kingsville, to Houston, and finally to Conroe in 1968. They were some of the original residents of River Plantation. They moved from River Plantation to The Woodlands in 1988.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 53 years. Ann and Roger had two children, Susan Galatas McLean and Bob Galatas. Susan and Bob each have two children. Susan's children are Mason and Molly McLean, and Bob's children are Max and Grace Galatas. Susan is married to Richard McLean, and Bob is married to Carrie Galatas. Ann and her daughter, Susan, graduated together from Sam Houston State in 1985. Ann then enrolled in graduate courses at Texas A&M.

The thing that obviously attracted Roger to Ann was not just her outer beauty, but her inner beauty. She always cared more about the feelings of others than herself. It would bother her deeply if someone was having a problem, even if she was having a personal problem herself. Her problems never seemed to matter - others always came first. She was happy when others were happy. And as her grandkids can attest, she always looked for the most thoughtful gifts, and she went out of her way to make sure everyone was having a good time. She was the bedrock of the family. She was the nicest, most selfless person we knew.

Ann spent time in service organizations helping others, like the Conroe Service League, but she actually helped people everyday with just a kind word and a sincere smile for everyone.

Ann would not want us to be sad because of her passing. Instead, she would be honored (or to use one of her words, "tickled") if we would borrow a page from her playbook and do an especially kind deed for someone who needs it. With the upcoming holiday season, our choices and opportunities to help others are vast. In Ann's memory, please do what you can to help someone special.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery located at 18000 I-45 South.

Ann's funeral will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:00am in the Robb Chapel at The Woodlands United Methodist Church located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive. Weather permitting, a graveside service will follow at Forest Park Cemetery, and everyone is invited.


Published on from Oct. 21 to Nov. 3, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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