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Sandra Ruth “Sandy” Gallaher

Sandra Ruth “Sandy” Gallaher, 71, of Farmington traveled from this world on August 21, 2020 into the waiting open arms of Jesus Christ, her Personal Savior. Sandy was born November 7, 1948 in St. Louis to Carl Williams and the late Jean (Tipsword) Williams.

She leaves behind to mourn, her husband, Harold Gallaher; father, Carl Williams; children, Ryan (Stacey) Hitchings and Emily Hitchings; her “new kids”, Jonathan (Kathy) Gallaher, Nicole (Eric) Bennett and Shanna (Charles) Sloan; five grandchildren, Adriana, Chase, Carter, Eli and Duncan; sister, Susan (Jan) Broek. A vast host of relatives and friends also survive.

Sandy retired after teaching many years in the Arcadia Valley School District, where she made a positive difference in the lives of countless students and families. Her life was devoted to serving Christ in a myriad of ways.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM for anyone that is high risk and 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM for the public at the C.Z. Boyer & Son – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Parkland Chapel outdoor pavilion with Pastor Mike Harrison officiating. Those wishing to maintain social distancing may bring a lawn chair for the outdoor service. Masks or face coverings are required for both the visitation and Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center in honor of Sandy. View obituary and share condolences online at

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