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Alice Gallogly


November 25, 2020

Dec. 17, 1930 – Nov. 3, 2020

Alice Grace (Rose) Gallogly, 89, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 3, 2020.

She was born Dec. 17, 1930 on the family farm in Lebanon, the daughter of Russell C. and Nellie G. (Meissner) Rose. She was one of six children: Truman, Allen, Martha, Harvey and Howard.

She married Custer Knurowski on Sept. 19, 1950 in Lucas, Ohio. In 1953 the two moved back to the family farm in Lebanon. They had four children, Julie, Barbara, Susan, and Stephen.

During the summer of 1960, Mr. Knurowski died in a farm accident.

On June 12, 1966, She married Don Gallogly and moved to Sweet Home. He had two daughters by a previous marriage, Nancy and Ruth Ann. Together they had one child, Donald.

In 1975, they moved to a ranch in Christmas Valley, where they lived for awhile without electricity or running water. They spent 10 years developing the ranch before returning to Sweet Home.

The Galloglys went on many cruises and trips. They traveled all over the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. They traveled through Mexico with a group, and visited Portugal, Spain, and Ireland.

Altogether, they were married 53 years at the time of Mr. Gallogly’s death in 2019.

Mrs. Gallogly is survived by her 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 Gallogly of Salem; sister Martha Hurst; brother Harvey Rose; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Boehmer; and siblings Clarence Truman Rose, Allen Rose and Howard Rose.

A private family graveside service has taken place.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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