Saturday, January 14, 2023
Peggy Mosher Sciarillo passes away at age 76
Friday, June 24, 2022
Bob & Naomi Galey approaching 60 years of marriage!
An image from 2/3 a century ago – or was it just "Yesteryear"?
Six years ago this month, nearly three dozen Galey family members converged on Chadron, Nebraska, for an opportunity to get acquainted, reacquainted, and simply spend some good time together.
It seems like decades ago. Perhaps it's our advancing age, those years when we come to realize that the gift of life is not permanent, and that we should cherish it – more importantly, to embrace those we know and love, and celebrate the lives we've had. And the moments we can share now.
As this Galey family website so obviously reveals by its all too infrequent postings – we continue to lose loved ones. But we rejoice the new family members who have joined us, those still in our midst, and those who will carry on after we're gone.
Of course, much of the joy we continue to share are reflections of the good moments of years gone by.
So we share here a photo from yesteryear. We don't know yet where it was taken, but we'd guess maybe in a park – Chadron State Park – or more likely, in a wooded nook tucked away somewhere in Oregon where the two subjects grew up.
Depicted are siblings 8-year-old Mary Jane Blosser and her older brother Jon Charles Blosser – obviously an aspiring photographer – aged 10 when this image was captured in May of 1956. Mary Jane and Jon are the children of Ivan and Oma Louise (Galey) Blosser, who lived and worked most of their lives in Oregon, where Mary Jane and Jon were raised. Handwritten information on the back of the photo indicates the picture was "Taken by Tommy," cousin Tommy Galey, who would have been 21-years-old at the time.
Thanks to Margaret Ellen Galey for sharing this photo! See more images in our Galey Photo Gallery!
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Garold "Gary Gene" Galey, Jr. (1961-2021)
Gary was born to Gary Sr. and Zoleta Galey on February 11, 1961. He graduated high school from Crawford High School in 1979. Immediately after graduating, he began his long career at BNSF Railroad until he retired in 2016. He raised exotic birds and animals throughout his life, which was his true passion. He had two children, Dezarae Brandt and Chance Galey. Gary enjoyed traveling to watch his son, Chance, play sports. He enjoyed nearly daily phone calls with his daughter, Dezarae. He was extremely proud his children graduated college and would often say he thought he did “okay” with raising his children. Gary enjoyed being outdoors, woodworking, spending time with his animals, riding ATVs, and planning his next get rich adventure. He kept a small circle of close family and a few friends. Gary was admired for his ability to be honest and stay true to his colors, despite the adversities that would come his way. His favorite quote was “Well that didn’t go according to plan. Hang on this could get a little western!”
The past few years were not always easy for Gary. He was grateful for his family, friends, and neighbors that were willing to lend a hand. The Galey family would like to extend a special thanks his neighbors, Tim and Connie Bosak, Aaron Young, and his dear friend, Dale Ray Rising.
Gary is survived by his father, Gary Sr., who was always there for him; his two children, Dezarae (Jason) Brandt and Chance (Jenna) Galey; five grandchildren, Ava, Jaxson, and Charlie Brandt and Ayden and Kellyn Galey; his brother, Jay (Meloni) Galey; nephew, TJ Galey and nieces Jaycy and Kelsey Galey; uncles and aunts, Bob and Naomi Galey, Larry and Karen Miller, Margaret Galey, and Kay Galey; and many cousins.
Gary was preceded in death by his mother Zoleta Galey and grandparents Doris and Tom Hamaker
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Zoleta (Hamaker) Galey (1943-2019)
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Bob Galey returns to the Railroad....for a day of memories!
While at the museum, Bob also re-visited the Galey Family tile (shown at left) commemorating their support of the Dawes County Museum when it was under construction. "Selling" tiles to be exhibited on the museum floor – and some on the walls – was one of many fundraising initiatives shortly after the museum moved to its present location south of Chadron. Click on the photo to take a closer look.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Family and friends say good-bye to Kenny Kritenbrink
Read Kenny Kritenbrink's obituary. For a few family photographs, visit our Galey Gallery.