Thursday, May 19, 2011

Loss

Galen Southwick of Missouri City, Texas went to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the age of 66.


He is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Sylvia Southwick.

Daughters:

Abra Leah and her husband Michael Cross, of Missouri City, Texas

Erin and her husband Daryl Keith Nicholas of Missouri City, Texas

Son:

Matthew Southwick, of Missouri City, Texas

Grandchildren:

Alexis, Alec, and Alyssa Nicholas

Chloe and Bradley Cross

Brother:

Jack Southwick and his wife, Jan, of Overland Park, Kansas.

Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Ethyl Joyce Southwick.

Galen was born in Cherokee, Iowa on May 18, 1944. He graduated from California State University with a degree in History. He married his wife, Sylvia on July 26, 1969. He was retired after working for Nielsen & Bainbridge for over 30 years. He worked closely with the group Young Life both in Southern California and Fort Bend County. He loved to play golf, watch football, and was an avid bowler. As a Level Two bowling coach, he spent many years coaching his son and then continued coaching numerous other kids at AMF Stafford Lanes. He was also a mentor and coach for adults with disabilities with The Arc of Fort Bend. He enjoyed countless hours fishing with both his children and grandchildren. Ever the proud grandfather, he was always ready to share news about his grandchildren who filled his life with joy.

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