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GALLAGHER, Ruthann died on Aug. 24, 2013, in Brandon. She was born in Manchester, NH in 1923. She was a descendent of the first Governor of New Hampshire, growing up in the home he built in 1783 in Andover, NH. She was a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, ME, in 1945. She served on ski and basketball clubs, the Deans list, Bates Key and "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges". She began teaching in Littleton, NH, where she met her husband, Chuck. They were married in 1946. They moved to Madeira Beach at the end of 1950. She began teaching after their son and daughter began school and taught for 40 years in many St. Petersburg area schools, including Junior College and Vo-Tech. She enjoyed hiking, swimming and traveling. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Charles J. Gallagher; her son, Chuck Gallagher & his wife, Sharon; her daughter, Ann Ottinger & her husband, Terry; granddaughter, Jackie Peck & her husband, Mike; and her two great-grandsons, Austin and Brayden. The Funeral service will be private.

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 28, 2013.
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October 22, 2013
Our sincere sympathy to Chuck and the family. What a lovely lady. We shared many happy memories and enjoyed her company so much. We shall remember her with much love. Anne and Bill, her friends from Scotland.
Anne McGown
October 6, 2013
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We love Aunt Ruthann and have fond memories of when she and Chuck traveled the Country in their motor home. She was so full of life, enthusiasm, and laughter. We are so grateful that we had a a chance to visit last year. Here is a pic of the 3 sisters, Jane, Barbara and Ruthann at the right. Love you always, Jeff and Susan D'Andre
Jeff D'Andre
September 17, 2013
We have so many wonderful memories of great times shared with Ruthann (and Chuck) and of our cherished friendship. She will always remain in our thoughts and prayers, and our sympathy is extended to all her loving family.
Eleanor & Alex Kramer
September 6, 2013
I remember jumping off the dock in the bay and yelling Geronimo. Eating fresh baked bread in her kitchen. I also remember some of the swattings that I justly deserved. A life that she enriched with her presence.
Jim Vincent
September 6, 2013
I met Chuck when my family moved to Pruitt Dr in 1960. His Parents Charles and Ruthann Gallagher were a inspiration. Kind ,thoughtful and always positive. I will never be able to have the right words to say how much I admired Mrs Gallagher. One less angel on earth ,one more in heaven.
Charles Neal
September 1, 2013
We love and miss you, mom and find comfort knowing that you are walking in that beautiful garden that you imagined.
Chuck & Sharon Gallagher
August 30, 2013
Sorry to hear of Mrs. Gallagher's passing - a wonderful mother, teacher, neighbor and friend. Our condolences to Mr. Gallagher, Chuck, Ann and extended family.

Mike McKinley and family
August 29, 2013
Too all the Gallagher Family,
I am sorry to here of the passing of Ruthann. What a great person! My prayers are with you Charlie at your loss. Your friend and fellow worker.
Patrick Waddell
Patrick Waddell
August 28, 2013
I remember Mrs. Gallagher from Dixie Hollins High School. She was always so kind and patient. Full of joy a laughter. I will always remember her wonderful smile. I just spoke of her recently. My deepest sympathy to her family. I pray that God gives you peace during this difficult time. She was a wonderful blessing to all the lives she touched. Student Class of 81-DHHS.
Crystal Bradley Cook
August 28, 2013
So sorry to hear the sad news. We used to live in Boca and spent a lot of time at the pool with RuthAnn & Chuck. She will be missed in that community.
Alta & Paul Nickle
August 28, 2013
Extending my sympathy. Mrs Gallagher and her husband Chief Gallagher have always had a special place in my heart.

Jim Keller
August 28, 2013
We have lost a dear,dear friend today. Our love to Charlie and his family. You will be in our prayers.
Rick Menard
August 28, 2013
Deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. She chose a noble career that touched the lives of many young ones. May the knowledge of that along we the impression she left in each of your hearts help you to be of some comfort during this difficult time.
Crystal Wilson
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