The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Fifty years after combining two families, local couple ‘blessed’ by time together


July 5, 2016

DON AND ALICE GALLOGLY, are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The two, both widowed, wedded in 1966 and combined their families, for a total of six children, below. They eventually had a seventh, Don Jr. Pictured are, from left, Ruth Ann, Julie, Susan, Nancy, Alice, Don, Stephen and Barbara.

Fifty’s a big number for any married couple, celebrating their golden anniversary, but for Don and Alice Gallogly, June 12, 2016 was even more significant.

That’s because the Galloglys started life together in their 30s, with six children between them.

“We put two families together,” Don said.

They met thanks to a match-making friend.

Don, who is actually a third-generation Oregonian, moved to Lebanon in May of 1962 from California “because I wanted to get the heck out of Dodge” after his wife had died, leaving him and two children.

He began working as a machinist for Linn...

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