Joan Claire Galloway


Joan Claire Galloway
Joan Claire Galloway

Joan Claire Galloway, also known as Grandma and Mema, left time and entered eternity to be with her Lord and Savior, on June 24, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 28, 2021, at Trinity Fellowship Church in Pampa, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Joan was born on October 23, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas to Leonard and Irene Stukey.  She was the oldest daughter of five siblings, which included one sister and four brothers.  She grew up in what we would consider poverty, but they didn’t know they were poor.  They stuck together as a family and took care of each other.  Her brothers helped her develop her athletic potential and she became good in basketball and baseball.

In 1953, she married Ed Galloway and they were married 47 years, having four children. She was Ed’s devoted caregiver as he struggled with cancer before passing away at the age of 66.

In December 1973, the family moved to Amarillo.  Because of a job change, Ed and Joan moved to Hurst, Texas in 1990 and after Ed’s death, she moved to Pampa where her residence remained for the rest of her life.

Her work occupations always involved serving others, whether as an activity director in a nursing home, a Head Start aide working with four-year-olds, or in providing daycare in her home for young children.  She was always caring, loving, and attentive.

She is best known to her family as being a loving nurturer.  She was good at “living in the moment,” giving love and attention to whomever she was with. She was also known to pass around the honor of “her favorite grandson,” from grandson to grandson, making sure the honor was equally shared.

She was also known as the family prayer warrior and leader.  She prayed for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren every night, and she could be counted on to keep everyone covered in prayer.  Being a woman of faith, she was steadfast in her spiritual walk and often gave good biblical counsel to her family members.

Joan loved her family, but she also loved her dogs, having up to five dogs at one time.  Pomeranians were her favorite breed.

Wherever she went, she was a devoted friend.  In recent years, she became close to a group of friends in Pampa.  Their friendships provided caring concern and support as they lived life together.

She was loved and will be greatly missed as a spiritual anchor for her family. She is survived by one brother, Lowell Stukey of Wichita, Kansas; her four children, Bob and wife Brenda Galloway of Frisco, Texas; Rosanne and husband Bo Williams of Amarillo; Mary and husband Steve Golden of Amarillo; and Daniel and wife Monica Galloway of Pampa.  She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

7 Replies to “Joan Claire Galloway”

  1. Grandma will always be a hero to me-she was resilient, gracious, and taught love through momentous actions. Every moment with her was the best. She knew and helped establish in all of us a deep understanding that each life is perfect and precious. Love for Christ was the center of her identity and the family legacy she passed on. So grateful to be her granddaughter and to know and love such an incredible person.

  2. My Aunt Joan, everytime we talked I could here my Mom’s voice, you sounded so much alike. I loved sharing our Love for JESUS . Your Love and words are forever deep in my heart.❤

  3. You are the most loving aunt. One of my cousins told me today, we are all stronger today because of you.
    I love you and will miss you.

  4. Joan was a precious friend and an inspiration to our Life Group. I counted it a privilege to be able to lead it the years that I did and Joan was so important to the group and was for years to come. What fun and a blessing to be with. She will be missed. I love her so much and am so thankful for our bond of friendship.

    Thank you, family, for sharing her. I am lifting you up in prayer for your great loss. Pat Farmer

  5. Such a very precious lady, spoke such wisdom and precious things to my heart- beautiful lady! She will be missed! Prayers for you all!
    Whitney Morton

  6. Aunt Joan I hope you know:

    How lucky I was,
    How blessed I’ve been,
    You were more than my Aunt,
    You were also my friend.

    I will always love you. 💕💕💕💕

  7. The sweetest aunt anyone could have, faithful prayer warrior, making each person feel so loved and accepted. Her sense of humor was the best!! I will deeply, deeply miss her till I see her again!!❤

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