- December 23, 1919 - September 8, 2013
- Fowler, Colorado
of Galen's Passing
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“Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your families. God Bless you all. My brother Scott and I loved all our visits to Holly and LaMar and...Read More »
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“Uncle Galen was a sweet man. He was always interesred in what I was doing and was so happy when I got married and had a good husband. He will be...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Patricia (Hallinan) McGinn - CO
“my sincere condolences to Galen's family . Galen was a good friend of over 20 years . we had many interesting conversations over the years about...Read More »
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“My condolences to all the family of Galen, he was such a joy to me in my life. always had time to give me a smile and let me know how much he cared...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Liz Lucero - Fowler, CO - friend
Galen Norris Sears passed away September 8, 2013 after an extended illness at the age of 93. Galen was born December 23, 1919 in Holly, Colorado to Harold and Mabel (Fowler) Sears. After he graduated from Holly High School he married Audrey Adellene Hart on June 16, 1937. Galen worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in California until he was injured in an accident. He enlisted in the US Army during WWII, but due to his injury was released from the military at which time he moved his family back to Holly and began farming northwest of town. Later, Galen and Audrey opened and ran a successful floral shop and agricultural seed sales business in Holly. Galen also enjoyed a very lucrative career as an insurance Manger/Agent for Farm Bureau. Galen was also very active in the Prowers County Republican Party, and for a time served as the Prowers County Party Chairman and also served as a member of the 1988 Electoral College for George H. W. Bush. Galen also enjoyed music and sang at weddings, funerals and just for the love of singing. In 1972, Galen and Audrey sold the flower shop business and moved to Lamar, CO. Audrey passed away in March of 1975 after a brief battle with breast cancer. Galen remained active in both the local and state Republican Party where he met Barbara (Bobbie) Rains of La Junta with whom he had a relationship until his death. He lived in La Junta until he was moved to the Fowler Nursing Home after succumbing to Alzheimer's.
Galen is survived by his sister, Laurene Williams of Westminster, CO; Sister-in-laws, Roberta Hallinan of Arvada, CO, Ida Williams of Denver, CO; son, Winston Sears and wife, Amy of Anchorage, AK; daughter, Karen Benson and husband, Stephen of Aurora, CO; daughter, Rita (Galene) Cutts and husband, Craig of Rogers, AR; son, Stanley and wife, Jo D of Lakewood, CO; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mabel Sears; wife, Audrey (Hart) Sears; and two grandchildren.