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Douglas Jay Galvin

Salem - Feb. 17, 1947 - May 12, 2018

Douglas Jay Galvin, 71, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Sat. May 12, after enjoying a wonderful day golfing and spending time with his family. Born in Portland, Oregon, Douglas was the middle child with older brother Russell (Ted) and younger sister Roxanne.

Douglas graduated from Benson Technical High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Airforce for four years being stationed in Vietnam. He attended Eastern Montana College where he met his beautiful wife Lynda Marie and earned a degree in education. Douglas and Lynda have two wonderful children, Shannon and John.

Douglas loved his career in education teaching Government, Speech and Debate and Drama, spending most of his career at Rocks Springs High School in Rocks Springs, Wyoming. Douglas loved to go camping, fishing, golfing and staying active. Lynda and Doug retired to Oregon, where they spent countless time enjoying these activities as well as traveling and playing with their granddaughter Delaney. He loved nothing more than doing his favorite activities with his family and friends. Service and involvement in the church was important to Douglas. He was active in Knights of Columbus and served as the former Grand Knight. He loved working side by side with his fellow Knights running Bingo and flipping pancakes for fundraisers for the church and school.

Douglas is survived by his wife Lynda of 48 years; daughter Shannon DeBolt(Dennis), son John Galvin (Allison), beautiful granddaughter Delaney Galvin; brother Russell(Betty) Galvin, sister Roxanne Galvin, sister -in-law Shari Westphal (Vic), brother-in-law Mike Delaney (Deb), sister-in-law Debbie Mullowney (Marc); as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday, May 16th at 11:00am at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 4227 Lone Oak Rd SE Salem. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Published in StatesmanJournal on May 15, 2018
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