Ronald Wayne Galyean |

Ronald Wayne Galyean

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Ronald “Ron” Galyean died July 15, 2008, peacefully at home in Rifle, finally ending a long battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 5, 1945, in Miami Beach, Fla., to Ronald and Jean (Powell) Galyean.

Ron moved from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1987 and remained there until February of 2006, when he moved to Rifle.

Always striving to make the world a better place, Ron was an active member of People First of Glenwood, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, and served as a client advocate on the Mountain Valley Developmental Services Board of Directors. He was a talented weaver and a vital part of the Mountain Valley Weavers team. Ron was a good-natured, thoughtful man who cared deeply for his friends and family.

His determination to live in spite of his agonizing battle with cancer was an inspiration to all who knew him. Ron was loved by many and leaves a legacy of hope and perseverance. Ron will be missed by his many friends, his family and by the residents and staff of Mountain Valley Developmental Services who have many wonderful memories of the time they have shared with him.

Ron is survived by his father; sister Donna Bingham of Dove Creek; and brother Bryan Galyean of Cortez.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations be made to Bookcliff House in care of Mountain Valley Developmental Services.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the side yard at Mountain Valley Developmental Services, located at 700 Mt. Sopris Drive in Glenwood Springs. All are welcome to come and share their memories of Ron.

Interment will be held in Dove Creek.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood is handling arrangements.

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