Patricia Gail Galvin

Patricia Gail Galvin passed away July 25, 2019. She was married to Dr. Ross M. Galvin for 75 years before he passed away in July of  2017.

Pat is survived by her three sons, John Galvin (Nancy), Dale Galvin (Mary) and Bruce Galvin; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dale Huber.  

Pat was born and grew up in Edmonds, Wash., and graduated from Edmonds High School. She received her higher education from the University of Washington and taught home economics in the Custer School District for a few years before getting married and followed the career of her doctor husband. They moved to Centralia, Wash., in 1946, where Dr. Galvin set up his medical practice.    

Pat was the backbone of the family home and community. She was a consummate cook and loved making wild blackberry pies for those chosen few. During Ross’s working years, they were world travelers and most of their retirement, starting in December of 1981, they spent four to five months in Arizona in their motor home or park model. They enjoyed their motor home trips with the local Good Sam RV Club. Even at her advanced age she was active, vital and full of life. Pat was a unique person and we will miss her greatly.

Memorials can may be made to Cardio Research at University of Washington, Centralia College and Olympia First United Methodist Church.

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