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746th Tyra Oscar Galloway- obit

GALLOWAY -- Tyra Oscar Galloway, 85, passed away on April 4, 2008. He was born
in Corona, NM on January 11, 1923, to W. M. and Essie Galloway. The family moved
briefly to Gran Quivira and then, in 1928, to Belen, where he became a lifetime resident.
Oscar began his career with the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1941 after
graduating from Belen High School. In 1944 during World War II, Oscar served in the U.
S. Armed Forces as a member of the 746 Operating Railway Battalion stationed in
Germany. He returned to his position with the AT&SF Railway and, after 41 years,
retired as Train Yard Foreman in 1982. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife,
Freeda, of 66 years; daughter, Nancy and husband, Bryan Lunsford; sons, Lynden
Galloway and Myron Galloway; his loving grandchildren, Vance and Travis Lunsford,
Kristyn, Jeffrey, Charlene, and Evan Galloway; one brother, Floyd Galloway, of
Bridgeport, TX, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents;
his brothers, Bill and Mac; and sisters, Virgie Jones and Lavon McKinley. Oscar was a
senior member of the First Assembly of God Church in Belen, serving as Sunday School
Superintendent, member of the building committee, Deacon and a musician with the
Music Department. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family
thanks the nurses and staff of the Kaseman Presbyterian Hospice for their professionalism
and gentleness in caring for our loved one. Donations may be made to the Kaseman
Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution N.E, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Services will be
held Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 19398 N.
Hwy 314, Belen, NM. Interment will be immediately following at Sandia Memory
Gardens, 9500 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Daniels Family Funeral Services
7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010