North Powder, Union County, Oregon

Fern M. Galligan, 93 of North Powder, died in her home Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.

A celebration of her life and a rosary is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Baker City. Father Julian Cassar will officiate. A reception will follow at the Geiser Grand restaurant in Baker City.

Disposition is by cremation at Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory.

Fern was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Baker City to Windom H. and Catherine Wood Myers. She was raised and educated in North Powder, where she spent her entire life.

She married Michael J. Galligan June 14, 1933. They lived on their ranch on Wolf Creek where she remained after Michael died in 1984.

Survivors include a brother, Dr. Kenneth H. Myers and his wife, Betty, of McMinnville; daughters Mary Schaan of Seattle, Janet Clarke and her husband, Edward, of Brookings, and Joan Colton and her husband, Fred, of North Powder; 12 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, brothers Kermit Myers and his wife, Thelma, Jerome Myers, and sisters Marjorie DeMoss and her husband, Harvey, and Shirley Spence and her husband, Virgil.

Remembrances may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., PO Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 25,2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor