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March 31, 2014
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Western Slope Obits 3-31-14

Shirley I. Galloway

Shirley I. Galloway, 85, a native of Rifle, Colo., and long-time resident of the Rifle and Divide Creek Communities, passed away in Worland, Wyo., on February 13, 2014.

Shirley Irene Wilson was born in Rifle, Colo., on July 20, 1928, the eldest of three children of Nannie (Elliott) and F. Kent Wilson.

As a teenager, Shirley shared her father’s enthusiasm for flying, and was known to skip a few classes to get in some flying time, especially when the barnstormers came to town.

After graduating from Rifle High School, she married James A. (Jim) Galloway on November 24, 1946, soon after Jim returned from a stint in the Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

The couple were parents of five children, one of whom died in infancy. After marriage and family, Shirley swore off flying and stuck to more domestic pursuits.

She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and camping with her family. She made epic plans and preparations for several road trips including Washington, D.C., Yellowstone and Mexico for the entire family to camp out. As her children left the family home, she became a prolific letter writer, keeping everyone informed and up-to-date.

When her father, Kent Wilson, died, Shirley managed the family business-Wilson’s Toggery in Rifle-for several years. Meanwhile, the couple and their younger sons had purchased a ranch on Mamm Creek, to which she retired after the sale of Wilson’s Toggery. After her husband Jim died in 1984, Shirley went back to work, first as a rural mail carrier, then later as a guard at the Rifle Co-generation Plant. In 1998, Shirley relocated to a ranch near Ten Sleep, Wyo., where she could enjoy the rural lifestyle that she so loved, with her son Keith and his family nearby.

Shirley is survived by daughter Linda Simpson (Bob), son Gary Galloway (Patti Ragle), son Keith Galloway (Laura), brother H. Courtland(Corky) Wilson(Lillian), sister Ellen Bleak(Fletch), seven grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and another on the way, a niece and nephew, numerous cousins and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a family service will be held at a later date this summer.

Online condolences may be made at

G. Fae Lough

G. Fae Lough, 85, of Grand Junction, Colo., formally of Granby Colo., passed away March 24, 2014 at Hope West.

Fae was born on August 7, 1928 in San Saba, Texas.

She is proceeded in death by her Husband Eldon Lough.

She is survived by her Daughter Wanda Thurston, Son Marshall Lough, Daughter Bonnie Brown, 11 grand children and numerous great grand children.

No memorial is planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys or any charity of your choice.

We will miss you Mom and Grandma! ❖

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