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OBITUARY

Barbara E Galyean

November 17, 1948July 17, 2020
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Barbara E. Byous Galyean of Wichita Falls passed from this life and into the gates of heaven on July 17, with her loving husband holding her hand. She was 71 years of age. Barbara was born on November 17, 1948, in Commerce, Texas, one of four daughters of the union of Hubert Dorrell Byous and Glendora Forester Byous. She graduated from Rider High School in Wichita Falls and earned a Master of Education through Midwestern State University. She married the love of her life, James M. (Mick) Galyean, on February 13, 1967, and Barbara and Mick were blessed with a son Jim. Later their lives changed with the addition of their son by circumstance, Jeremiah Caudillo. Barbara cherished her family and she loved and faithfully served her Lord, yet somehow through living a very disciplined life she managed to give back through her chosen profession of education. As a dedicated staff member of Wichita Falls Independent School District, she served as a special education teacher, a diagnostician, and a counselor. She especially loved the teaching part. Through her position with the school district, she discovered a new purpose in life; his name was Jeremiah. Jeremiah was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, and Barbara and Mick found God had opened a door for them to make a difference in the life of this young boy. Barbara retired from public education to care for her mother, who passed away within six months of Barbara’s retirement. Her attention then turned to Jeremiah, which he received until the day he passed on August 3, 2011. Just as Barbara was proud to give her life to Jeremiah, she just as freely gave her time and talents to everyone who needed her. She embodied the term selfless. She was a people person; she enjoyed life to its fullest; she had an enviable sense of humor. She loved. Through her loving attention to Jeremiah, she became a tireless advocate for the CDLS (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation). She was a presenter focusing on educational advocacy at several of the Foundation’s national conventions held in major cities across the United States, and was named the CDLS Foundation’s National Volunteer of the Year in 2018. Even though she dedicated a great portion of her time to this passion, she found time to sing in the Glory Choir at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls and to work as secretary for Daybreak Community Services, as well as serve as a member of their Advisory Board and help with Special Olympics. Barbara was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, actively participating with the local Major Francis Grice Chapter. Those preceding Barbara in death are her parents; her loving Jeremiah; and brother-in-law Bill Mahoney. Those remaining to cherish her memory are her devoted husband James M. (Mick) Galyean; her son Jim and wife Cristina; two grandchildren, Ella and Nolan Galyean; and sisters Linda Mahoney of Wichita Falls, Darlene Polk and husband Terry of San Angelo, and Beverly Lee of Wichita Falls. A celebration of Barbara’s life is scheduled on Wednesday, July 22, at 10:00 AM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 21, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Expressions of condolence or special memories of Barbara may be shared at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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Willmington Wonsang

July 22, 2020

Mrs. Galyean was such a wonderful lady. I always appreciated how friendly and kind she was. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless y'all.

Ricky Nichols, Retired DPS

July 20, 2020

Jim and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss.

Jane Ogden Engbrock

July 20, 2020

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Barbara. I took her aerobics classes back in the 80's and she made them so much fun that we didn't even realize we were exercising! I never found another class I liked as much as hers. I would see her every now and then out and about some where and she always remembered me and was so friendly. By the way, Beverly was a student teacher at Old High my senior year and I think highly of her as well! Sending many prayers to the family.

Pam Humphrey

July 19, 2020

Mick,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Barb and you. She was definitely a very special lady.
May God's grace be with you, Jimmy, and your grandchildren.

Love,
Pam

Brian Byrd

July 19, 2020

I am truly sorry to hear of Barbara passing.. I have known Barbara since High School.,.. We were always close friends and reconnected through Becky Satterfield. She will be missed....

Alan Gensler

July 19, 2020

Very sorry for the loss of Barbara. God bless her and the entire family.

Bill Barber

July 19, 2020

Barbera was a former student of mine. I always found her to have a very outgoing and friendly personality , as well as being helpful to others. I am sorry of her passing. Mick and her family will be in my thoughts in the days and weeks to come and I hope that they find peace with the many fond memories they have of Barbara..

Bob Brotherton

July 19, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Delva Robb

July 18, 2020

Prayers for her family🙏🙏🙏🙏This was a beautiful life well lived and well loved by all who were in her presence. I was blessed to know her through work at Daybreak. She had a joyous and happy heart she shared with everyone.. Rest in peace Barbara ❤❤❤😪

Larry Shields

July 18, 2020

My sympathy to Mick, Jim and all the family in Barbara's death. May God surround you with His peace and love and bring you comfort in your loss.

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Biography

Barbara E. Byous Galyean of Wichita Falls passed from this life and into the gates of heaven on July 17, with her loving husband holding her hand. She was 71 years of age.
Barbara was born on November 17, 1948, in Commerce, Texas, one of four daughters of the union of Hubert Dorrell Byous and Glendora Forester Byous. She graduated from Rider High School in Wichita Falls and earned a Master of Education through Midwestern State University. She married the love of her life, James M. (Mick) Galyean, on February 13, 1967, and Barbara and Mick were blessed with a son Jim. Later their lives changed with the addition of their son by circumstance, Jeremiah Caudillo.
Barbara cherished her family and she loved and faithfully served her Lord, yet somehow through living a very disciplined life she managed to give back through her chosen profession of education. As a dedicated staff member of Wichita Falls Independent School District, she served as a special education teacher, a diagnostician, and a counselor. She especially loved the teaching part. Through her position with the school district, she discovered a new purpose in life; his name was Jeremiah. Jeremiah was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, and Barbara and Mick found God had opened a door for them to make a difference in the life of this young boy. Barbara retired from public education to care for her mother, who passed away within six months of Barbara’s retirement. Her attention then turned to Jeremiah, which he received until the day he passed on August 3, 2011. Just as Barbara was proud to give her life to Jeremiah, she just as freely gave her time and talents to everyone who needed her. She embodied the term selfless. She was a people person; she enjoyed life to its fullest; she had an enviable sense of humor. She loved.
Through her loving attention to Jeremiah, she became a tireless advocate for the CDLS (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation). She was a presenter focusing on educational advocacy at several of the Foundation’s national conventions held in major cities across the United States, and was named the CDLS Foundation’s National Volunteer of the Year in 2018. Even though she dedicated a great portion of her time to this passion, she found time to sing in the Glory Choir at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls and to work as secretary for Daybreak Community Services, as well as serve as a member of their Advisory Board and help with Special Olympics. Barbara was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, actively participating with the local Major Francis Grice Chapter.
Those preceding Barbara in death are her parents; her loving Jeremiah; and brother-in-law Bill Mahoney.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are her devoted husband James M. (Mick) Galyean; her son Jim and wife Cristina; two grandchildren, Ella and Nolan Galyean; and sisters Linda Mahoney of Wichita Falls, Darlene Polk and husband Terry of San Angelo, and Beverly Lee of Wichita Falls.
A celebration of Barbara’s life is scheduled on Wednesday, July 22, at 10:00 AM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 21, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.
Expressions of condolence or special memories of Barbara may be shared at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.