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Donald Ray Gallogly

November 14, 1930 - December 13, 2019

U.S. Veteran

A memorial service with military honors will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge. Private interment took place at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Donald Ray Gallogly, 88, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away in Albany on Friday, December 13, 2019. He was born in Highland Park, California to Ronald and Lillian Ruth (Maynard) Gallogly.

He served in the United States Air Force in Amarillo, Texas from 1954 to 1958. He was an Airman First Class.

Donald moved to the Sweet Home area in early 1960s and bought a farm on Highway 228 near Holley. He worked at Linn Gear, Co. in Lebanon.

He married Alice Grace (Rose) Knurowski on June 12, 1966.

In the early 1970s, he opened a machine and custom fabrication shop with Bill Wheeler on 18th Street in Sweet Home. In 1975, he bought 960 acres in North Lake County and developed an alfalfa hay farm. He moved back to the Willamette Valley in 1987 and bought Slip-N-Snip Scissors from Ed Selander.

Donald served as Exalted Ruler of the Sweet Home Elks Lodge in 1998 and 1999. He was, at various times, a classic car enthusiast, a private pilot, a world traveler, a camper, and a local politician.

Donald is survived by his wife, Alice, of Sweet Home (currently at Clairebridge Memory Care in Albany); children Julie Knurowski of Cottage Grove, Barbara Stevens of Sweet Home, Susan Olson of Salem, Stephen Knurowski of Lebanon, Nancy Gallogly of Albany, and Donald P. Gallogly of Salem; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Francis; daughters Pamela Ann Gallogly and Ruth Ann Boehmer; and sister Dorothy Nicholson.

A memorial service with military honors will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge. Private interment took place at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.