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Mary Katherine Gallaher


April 24, 1937 - November 19, 2012

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Gallaher, Mary Katherine
75, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Albuquerque, NM on April 24, 1937 to Charles Otis and Mary A. (Foard) Breece. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, David Kenneth Breece and Charles Otis Breece Jr, and her sister, Jane McDougal. Mary K. and her family resided most of their life in Datil and in Magdalena. She was a very outgoing and talented wife and mother. She built the families 5000sq.ft adobe home and remodeled almost every home they had. Mary K. was a real estate broker and a devoted ranch wife. There was not anything she couldn't do. Mary K. was fluent in both reading and speaking Spanish. She was the first recipient of the NMAA Sportsmanship Parent of the year award. Mary K. loved to cook, hunt, sew, paint, and work with stained glass and wood. She enjoyed collecting vintage spurs and was known as the "spur lady". Most of all she loved dancing with her husband, Dale. Mary is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Roy Dale Gallaher; her children, Bill Gallaher; Gail Armstrong and husband, Dale; Lynn Major and husband, Randell; and Dan Gallaher; her grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as "Grammie", Kelly, Kayla, KC, Kameron, Lane, Sarah Kate, Matt, and Danielle; her great grandchildren, JD Kersey, Abby Kersey, Kanyon Kern, and Braydon Armstrong; and many other loving family members. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Montosa Campground - Church of The Living Water with Rev. John Sirman. Interment will follow in the Montosa Campground Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Gallaher, Dan Gallaher, Dale Armstrong, Randell Major, KC Armstrong, and Lane Major. Honorary Pallbearers are Matt Major, Kelly Kern, Kayla Kersey, Kameron Armstrong, Sarah Kate Gallaher, Danielle Gallaher, Eric Kern, Cody Kersey, Amanda Armstrong, and Fran Ganadonegro.To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Mary K.'s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530