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Consuelo Galvan

October 12, 1928 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Consuelo Galvan Obituary

On  March 26, 2024 our beloved mother, Consuelo Chavez Galvan 95 years old of Sanderson, Texas was called by our Lord Jesus Christ.  Consuelo will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Born in Sabinal, Texas on October 12, 1928, when times were hard, to George and Juanita Aguilar.  It was decided that since Juanita was having twins Miguel and Santos Chavez would adopt the second child, that being Consuelo.  Santos could not have children, all were related.

Miguel Chavez worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, was transferred to Sanderson when Consuelo was 3 years old.  Santos was a homemaker, an excellent cook and a serious baker.  Since Miguel worked for the railroad the pay was decent and they were able to help others with food or whatever the need was.  It was said that a little boy in the neighborhood fell into a cesspool.  Miguel heard the commotion, people surrounded the pool but no one would jump in and Miguel jumped in to save the child.  He suffered skin infections for a long period. 

In 1950, Consuelo married Simon “Paul” Galvan.  Simon worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad.  After being relocated to several towns he decided he didn’t want to move around and settled in Sanderson.  He was hired by Don Anderson who owned the Eagle Lumber Company, a hardware store where Sanderson Bank is now located.  In 1967 the store was closed and Simon moved the family to Eagle Pass, Texas to work for Anderson who had a housing construction business.  After a year, moved back to Sanderson and worked at Kerr’s Mercantile until 1983, opening Dryden Mercantile for several years. 

Consuelo, a homemaker and also a good cook, decided to open a fashion shop in a small building adjacent to the family home, Connie’s Fashion Shop.  She carried all the latest women’s clothing.   Also a devout Catholic helping out with fundraisers, cleaning the church or whatever was needed to be done for the church.  She was a member of the Guadalupanas,  worked as an election officer for the democratic party for several years,  was a member of the Eagle Boosters and worked at the school cafeteria.   She loved watching western movies and shows, especially Gunsmoke and the Rifleman. 

Consuelo is survived by children; Diana Escamilla (and Rey Villegas) of Sanderson, Texas. Oscar Galvan of Sanderson, Texas.  Carlos Galvan (and Jeanine) of Sheffield, Texas.  Laura Rubio (and Rene) of Sanderson, Texas. 16  grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Simon “Paul”,  son Jose Juan Galvan and grandchild Little Angel Galvan. Her siblings; Miguel “Mike” Aguilar, Perfecta “Tita” Gutierrez, Herminia “Minnie” Etienne, Olivia Mays, Isabelle Aguilar, George Aguilar,  Josie Shamion and Guadalupe “Lupe” Johnson. 

The family would like to thank Brayden Park Assisted Living in San Angelo,  Texas and Schleicher County Nursing Home in Eldorado, Texas for the kind and professional care of our mother.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church
209 E Hackberry St
Sanderson, TX 79848

Rosary
Saturday
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church
209 E Hackberry St
Sanderson, TX 79848

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
April 6, 2024

12:00 PM
St. James Catholic Church
209 E Hackberry St
Sanderson, TX 79848

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
April 6, 2024

Santa Rita Cemetery
Terrell County
Sanderson, TX 79848

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