Linda Laine Gallaher

August 1, 1948March 10, 2019

Linda Gallaher, 70, of Fruita, CO, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction, CO. Linda was born in Trousdale County Tennessee on August 1, 1948, to Don Shoulders and Susie Frances Presley. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University and her Master’s Plus from Middle Tennessee State University. She was a longtime Business Education Teacher at McGavock High School in Nashville, TN. Linda enjoyed sewing and playing Sudoku. Linda is survived by her loving husband, Bob Gallaher; daughter, Rachel Mack (Alex) of Denver, CO; step-son, Chris Gallaher of Nashville, TN; brother, Don B. Shoulders (Marilyn) of Adrian, OH; sister, Judy Chidester (Gary) of Blue Creek, OH; step-sister, Nancy Smith of Nashville, TN; and grandchildren, Drew and Jack Gallaher of Memphis, TN. Linda was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction, CO on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00am. A viewing will be held at the funeral home that morning from 9-11am. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Linda Maynard Holder

March 12, 2019

Wanted you to know that Linda will always have a corner in my heart. She was a beautiful friend and a wonderful Christian women that taught all of us who knew her so much about life and how to treat and love people. She will be greatly missed.


March 12, 2019

When I went through a divorce over 20 years ago, Linda was my go to girl for advice. I remember telling her about this one experience I had after I started dating that didn't go too well. Linda gave me a loooong look and then said, "Well, that's one idiot you don't have to worry about. Check him off and move on." She was my "spirit animal." And truly one of a kind.

Dale Sloan

March 12, 2019

I didn't know Linda. I knew Bob. Just a few years ago I invited them to come hear me play a songwriter gig at a club in Nashville and much to my pleasure they came. In fact, I ended up accompanying Bob who sang Eighteen Again. During a break I sat at their table to talk a bit and get some reinforcement for my performance. Linda candidly told me that she enjoyed my show, but added, "I didn't recognize any of the songs you played." I had to laugh. I thought it so cool that she felt comfortable enough to say that instead of just being artificially polite. Made me like her even more and gave me a good memory to recall from time to time.

Terry & Margie Wright

March 12, 2019

Linda was a Lady of GOD. We have lost a wonderful sister but Heaven has gained a Lady that has lots of crowns. She will be watching over Bob and waiting for him at the Gates of Heaven. Our prayers go out for comfort of Bob and the rest of the family.

Sarah Lawrence

March 12, 2019

Sending love and hugs to embrace your family during this time.

Charles Callaghan

March 11, 2019

Sorry for your loss!!! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Chuck Callaghan