Pamela (Pam) M. Galliart, age 77, passed away peacefully at home on January 1st, 2020. Pam lost her 2 year battle with Leukemia, but through her fighting spirit was able to extend her life on this earth beyond all expectations. She leaves a legacy of strength and has given an example to everyone on how to face adversity. Pam expressed many times how grateful and blessed she was to have family and friends to help her through this difficult time.
Pam is survived by her beloved husband, Clancy. They were married after a brief courtship, and recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Together they built a life of great memories. In her early years, Pam was known to have big gatherings for birthdays and “Old Settlers Day” at their home in Halstead. After retiring from a career in banking, she and Clancy moved out to the country where they spent their remaining years together.
Pam didn’t care for the hustle and bustle of the big city. She was a small town girl through and through. She lived her life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as conversations with family and friends, playing her favorite card game of “pitch”, and watching her favorite quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, play for the Kansas City Chiefs. Of course, Pam’s true passion was caring for her many animals both big and small. When talking with Pam, she would share stories about how each animal came to be a part of her life and was quick to offer a tour of the farm to all who visited.
Pam is survived by her husband, Clancy Galliart, her sister Micki L. Akers, her brother Bill J. Graham, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceeded in death by her sister, Jayne L. Dettwiler. A visitation will be held at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton on Thursday, January 9th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, with family receiving from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 10th, at 2:00 pm. Contributions can be made in Pam’s memory to Caring Hands Humane Society and/or Cancer Center of Kansas.
Feeling a huge hole in my heart! Going to miss Pam for so many reasons. What a great friend! Clancy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Clancy, Micki and family,
We were so sorry to hear that Pam lost her battle with cancer. She was such a trooper through all of this. Pam will truly be missed! Please let us know if we can do anything to help. Love to all of you!!
I am sorry to learn of Pam’s passing, but know that she is at rest and at peace. Memories of her positive attitude and her fierce spirit will be treasured by many of us. Her physical presence will be missed, but her spirit will guide the class of 1960 for a long time.
So sorry to hear about Pam’s death, but am glad she suffers no more.
The animals of the world lost a great friend and weep with us. Thank you for being my friend, Pam. You have earned that trip across The Rainbow Bridge to be with your beloved animals.
Such a special lady. I’ll sure miss that smile and sense of humor – she was a dear best friend. Rest In Peace Pam – you earned it.j
Oh I just loved Pam and just found out today on the 17th that she passed on the 1st. I missed the funeral. We texted on Christmas and I sent her little notes now & then since then. We were kindred spirits with animals. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known and always thought of others. She will be missed dearly.
I will miss Pam. One thing I haven’t heard mentioned was her artwork on Halstead business windows at Old Settlers time. They always brought a smile. She will be missed for her lively spirit and contagious laugh . We miss you Pam. Class of ‘60.
I will truly miss Pam. One thing that hasn’t been mentioned is her wonderful art work in the business windows in Halstead during the Old Settlers celebration. They made me smile! We will miss her! Go! Class of ‘60!