Patricia J. Gallaway, of Galveston, has fought a battle with brain cancer since 2003, finally losing that battle on February 13, 2007. She was born in Troy, PA, the daughter of Paul and Betty Welch. After graduating from nursing school, she moved to Galveston, TX, to work at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). At the time she was stricken with cancer, she was the Director of Operations for Family Practice at UTMB. Pat was preceded in death by her father, Paul, of Toronto, Canada. She is survived by her mother, Betty Vinti, of Watkins Glen, NY; brother, William Welch and wife, Monica, of Eugene, OR; and a niece, Bridget Welch, of Eugene.
Pat will be remembered for her generosity of spirit and benevolence toward others, her love of animals, her dedication to her work, and her fun-loving spirit.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm, Thursday, March 15th at Levin Hall North on the UTMB campus, with a reception immediately following. If you choose, memorials may be given in Pat’s name to your local Humane Society for animals or your local ASPCA.