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Dale Gallaher


December 16, 1936 - December 9, 2012

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Gallaher, Roy Dale
was born on December 16, 1936 in Freer, Texas to Roy Franklin and Lorraine (Bailey) Gallaher. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Jack Gallaher, his baby sister Gallaher, and his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Katherine (Breece) Gallaher. He was raised in Albuquerque, NM and attended Albuquerque High. He was the quarterback for the Bulldogs, and became a leader in the ROTC. Instead of accepting one of the many Scholarships offered to him, Dale chose to marry the love of his life, Mary K and lead the cowboy life that he truly always loved. He Started as a ranch hand for Albert Harrington on the T.X. Ranch and Mary K was hired as a cook making $300 a month. He eventually was able to purchase his own ranch and go into business for himself. Dale enjoyed trading cars, guns, houses, ranches, cattle and airplanes. His favorites were Colt Bisley single action pistols and he was known as Mr. Bisley in the gun collectors world. His also enjoyed flying. Dale was an avid pilot and was know for his love of Cessna 195 Taildragger airplanes. He loved music. Dale played the drums for Glen Campbell in his early days and he could also play several other instruments and enjoyed singing, and especially dancing with Mary K. Above all, his true loves, were his wife and kids. Dale is survived by his children, Bill Gallaher; Gail Armstrong and husband, Dale; Lynn Major and husband, Randell; and Dan Gallaher; his grandchildren, Kelly, Kayla, KC, Kameron, Lane, Sarah Kate, Matt, and Danielle; his great grandchildren, JD Kersey, Abby Kersey, Kanyon Kern, and Braydon Armstrong; and many other loving family members. With Mary K waiting for him to join her for one last dance, Dale passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, A guy truly can die of a broken heart. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Montosa Campground Church of the Living Water. Interment will follow in the Montosa Campground Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Gallaher, Dan Gallaher, Dale Armstrong, Randell Major, KC Armstrong, and Matt Major. Honorary Pallbearers are Lane Major, Kelly Kern, Kayla Kersey, Kameron Armstrong, Sarah Kate Gallaher, Danielle Gallaher, Eric Kern, Cody Kersey, Amanda Armstrong, and Fran Ganadonegro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions or donations may be made in Dale's honor to the Datil Christian Cowboy Church, PO Box 804 Datil, NM 87821. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Dale's care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
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