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Barbara Ruth Gallagher



Barbara Ruth Gallagher, age 89 of Ada, went to be with her Lord Saturday, December 21, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Bob Dean and sister, Shirley Dove.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Charles “Bud” Gallagher; 5 sons Dan (Kris) Gallagher, Jim (Juli) Gallagher, Bill Gallagher, John (Sherry) Gallagher, Chuck (Rebecca Tyke) Gallagher; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; her 94 year old brother, Jim Dean. Barbara loved to dance, enjoyed rollerskating, tennis and bridge.  She had the prettiest blue eyes!

Family will meet with friends and relatives from 5-8PM on Friday, December 27 and a memorial prayer and celebration will be held at 7PM at O’Brien Eggebeen Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids. The family will also meet family and friends from 9-10AM on Saturday, Decmber 28  at the church,  with The Mass of Christian Burial being offered at 10AM at St. Roberts of Newminster, 6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, Rev. Leonard Sudlik presiding.   Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Michgan, 989 Spaulding Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301.

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9 Responses

  1. So sorry to hear about Barbara’s passing. May all the memories you’ve made through the year be with you now and through the years to come.
    Sincerely, Don and Karen Johnson
    Michago Beach

  2. Aunt Barb was one of the true joys in my marrying into the McBride/Gallagher clan. What a cheerful, friendly person she was, and I bet she is bringing smiles to people in heaven as I type. And how about Uncle Bud-he showed the rest of us what it means to love and care for a spouse no matter the cost, and he is my role model for how I would face a similar situation. I’m sorry Maureen and I won’t be able to be there for the visitation and the funeral, but I know you already know how much she loves her aunt and uncle. My prayers are for the entire McBride/Gallagher bunch, of which I am proud to call myself a member.

    Jim Townsend

  3. Surrounding you all with love & sympathy. We most certainly would have come on Friday, but we will be in Seattle with our grandsons. May the Mass and having family & friends gathered all around you bring you much comfort. Warmly, Dolly & Jim Brien

  4. So sorry for your loss, one of the coolest ladies I’ve ever met. prayers for Bud and entire family.

  5. 69 years ago my father Paul Shober was Bud & Barbs best man! He loved you two like he was your brother Bud! I met Barb & You at my fathers funeral and thought you & Barb were the nicest people. I was so happy to meetyou two! So glad to be your cousin( 2nd). My consolences to you and your great family!
    Patty Shober House

  6. Sorry for your loss. May God fill you with peace as your loved celebrates her first Christmas with Jesus.

  7. Barb was a BLESSING to all who knew her. She had beautiful blue eyes,and a smile that was so Angelic and INFECTIOUS! Bud you were a Loving and Faithful Husband to Barb and took very good care of her. Barb was a Great Mother to her children (Barbs Boys).. She will be missed! I miss her dearly and Thankful for the time we spent together.

    May GOD give you all PEACE,COMFORT and STRENGTH at this time.(Gallagher Family)

    Deepest Sympathy, Love
    Mr.Mrs. Jim, Vikie Jennings

  8. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God give you the peace and strength to get through the difficult days ahead. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    With much Love,

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