Gloria Galvan
Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 W Ridge Rd
Gary, IN

Gloria Galvan

HIGHLAND, IN - Gloria Galvan, age 74, of Highland, IN, passed away July 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. surrounded by her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren by her side.

She is survived by her husband George Galvan, children: Gwen and George Galvan; daughter-in-law, Cynthia; grandchildren: Eliot, Olivia, Morgan, Drake, and Xochitl that loved her dearly.

Gloria was born in Laredo, TX. When she was three years old, her family moved to Indiana. She attended East Chicago Washington High School. She then married George Galvan in 1966 and had two children, Gwen and George. She worked for St. Catherine's Hospital then began working for Ancilla System. During this period she decided to get her Bachelor's degree and later transfer to Community Hospital where she retired. In 2011, she moved to Texas to help her son and daughter-in-law with the grandchildren. She was a dotting grandmother and loved being involved with the children's activities. They were her pride and joy.

Grandma loved shopping, playing Bunco, traveling and spending time with her family. Gloria was an outstanding mother and grandmother. She strived to do everything for her children and grandchildren. She touched many people's lives. One of her favorite jobs was being Grandma; she would spoil her grandchildren often.

Gloria was a fighter until the very end. She did her best to keep her spirits high. She was a bright person, always smiling and bringing joy everywhere she went. She will be remembered as someone who gave her all.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. from Ridgelawn Funeral Home 4201 West Ridge Road Gary, IN, with Funeral Mass Friday , July 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. from St. John The Baptist Catholic Church 1849 Lincoln Ave., Whiting, IN, Father Bill Nordenbrock, officiating.

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Published by The Times on Jul. 22, 2021.
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Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 W Ridge Rd, Gary, IN
Funeral Mass
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
1849 Lincoln Ave., Whiting, IN
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So sorry for the family's loss. I was an xray student when Gloria worked at St. Catherine Radiology. She was such a pleasant and kind person.
Dianne (Timkovich) Devitt
July 26, 2021
The Society sends prayers and condolences to Gloria´s extended family . May all the Memories keep you strong in this difficult time
Bertha Bravo & The Our Lady of Guadalupe Society of St. James
July 25, 2021
So sorry to hear of Shorty's passing. She was such a sweet and fun loving person. My condolences to all the family.
July 24, 2021
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers
Javier & Bertha Bravo
July 23, 2021
I was very saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. My deepest sympathy to George, Gwen, and George Jr. Your Mom was a beautiful person. I remember the New Year's eve parties with my Mom and other family members in my younger years. Her Mom was my God Mother. May she live in eternal peace and be reunited with her parents.
Susan Gutierrez
July 23, 2021
My Deepest Condolences to my Family! Uncle George, Gwen and George ( my cousins). I am so Deeply saddened to hear this. I love you all.
Cecilia Galvan Huddlestun
July 23, 2021
The deepest sympathies to Gwyneth and Georgie and Uncle George I love you so very much it's been a long time seems like every time we see each other it's only at a funeral it's sad I remember all the fun times we used to have and things we used to do especially is to go visit at your house or go to see each other at the beach it seems as we got older these things faded away and we true distance but you're always my family and I want you to know that take care God bless and my love and tears are with you at this sad moment sorry I could not be there....
Mark Galvan
July 23, 2021
George and family, my deepest sympathy on Gloria's passing, she was such a kind loving woman and I know she's already gained her wings. You and your children will be in my thoughts and prayers.
andrea hadt steffy
July 23, 2021
Gloria (Shorty) was a dear friend during high school at East Chicago Washington. She was always smiling, cheerful, fun to be around and caring. My deepest condolences to George, her children & grandchildren. May all their happy memories bring them peace and comfort.
Judie Johnson Melendez
July 22, 2021
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family of Gloria Galvan. Our deepest sympathy to her family.
James & Millie Brass & family
July 22, 2021
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