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Doris Louise Galloway December 6, 1928 - January 5, 2020

Doris Louise Galloway

December 1928  ~  January 2020

Doris Louise Galloway was born and raised in Modesto to Bernard and Ruth (Coey) Farr.  Doris and her husband Clifford worked for her parents in the family store, Farr’s Department Store on Yosemite Blvd. in Modesto for 40+ years.  Doris was passionate about music, she played piano and sang for various music groups such as “Challenge to Faith Trio” with three of her sisters, on KTRB Radio in the 50’s and 60’s. She also sang in “Mother of Note” in Modesto and sang in a sextet with her 5 sisters while her brother accompanied on piano.  Doris opened her home to 33 foster children. She wanted to give these children a glimpse of love, peace and happiness even if it was only temporary. Doris was a charter member of First Church of the Nazarene in Modesto where she was a Sunday School Teacher and sang in the choir.  Presently she belonged to Connecting Point Nazarene Church in Denair, CA.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Judy Louise (Galloway) Lewis of Turlock; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Janet (Farr) Bertuat of NC; brother, Harvey Farr of Elk Grove, CA; and sister, Carol (Farr) Allen of Turlock.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Duane Galloway Sr.; son, Clifford “Duane” Galloway Jr.; son, Bernard “Barney” Galloway; daughter, Lori Ann Galloway; her parents and four siblings, Elaine Thomas, Mariel Priest, Leona Strong, and Bernice Millen.

Memorial contributions can be given in her name and sent to: Connecting Point Nazarene Church, 3200 E Monte Vista Ave, Denair CA, 95316.

A Memorial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Connecting Point Nazarene Church in Denair, CA.

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  1. Don and Janie Schneider says

    Dear Doris, what a beautiful lady. We had so many wonderful times together in the church events and in our lunches with all the other part of the “gang” in Modesto.
    We know you are in a better place and thank you for your beautiful life and your love.
    Don and Janie Schneider
    Loup City, Nebraska
    P.O. Box 26, 68853

  2. Shelley Gendernalik says

    Such a sweet, sweet lady. She is missed by everyone at Crane Terrace. Here is one very fond memory: Doris and sister Leona played cards with a group of us at Crane Terrace every afternoon – 7 days a week every week for years. We played one particular game only; it’s one that was made-up by someone here. Whenever Doris won the game (and it was often!), she was always sssooooooo surprised!! This used to crack everyone up . . . . . And still does just remembering those times!

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