Obituaries Sept. 13, 2005

Richard James Gallagher Sr.

Richard James Gallagher Sr. (Dick) passed away Sept. 7, 2005, at 83 years old peacefully at home following a long illness, in the presence of his loving wife, Esther C. Gallagher.

Richard was born Nov. 11, 1921, to Doris May Wilcox and James P. Gallagher of Waverly, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945. He spent his life as a welding engineer for Mc Donald Douglas, retiring from Bowing.

Richard was a longtime member of the Elks Local #1468. He loved traveling in his motor home and spending years as a chapter member for F.M.C.A.

Dick spent the last five years of his life out of retirement as a salesman for a longtime friend, Perry Trotter, of Trotter's R.V. in Kingman.

Mr. Gallagher is survived by his wife of 18 years; three sons, Richard A Padilla and three children of Stockton, Calif., Michael A. Ellis and two sons of Peach Springs, and Larry A. Ellis Jr. and his four children, and five grandchildren, all of Kingman; one beloved daughter, Diruie Thurber and three children, Randy Thurber, Lisa La Rocco and Lorie La Racco, and their five children, all of San Diego; and son, Richard James Gallagher Jr. and his four children and their two children of Quitman, Texas.

Mr. Gallagher is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and his daughter-in-law, Loraine Ellis.

There will be no services or visitation for Mr. Gallagher. His cremated remains will go home with his loving wife.