Gary H. Galligan, 52, of Payson, Ariz., and formerly of Loves Park, Ill. died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. He fought the complications of Gulf War Syndrome for many years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was born March 11, 1955 in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of Howard and Cleo Galligan. Gary was a veteran of the Desert Storm/Gulf War and served two terms with the U.S. Army as a military policeman and in communications.
He worked many years for the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks. He was known for his kind heart and love of nature and the outdoors.
Mr. Galligan is survived by his brother, Mike (Marilyn) Galligan, Machesney Park, Ill.; sisters, Debbie (Tom) Silletti, Rockton, Ill. and Lori Mills, Rockford, Ill.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved dogs, Blu and Zack.
A private family service will be held. Memorials may be made to the family or in Gary's name to Veterans Helping Veterans, Ponderosa Manor, 212 W. Wade Lane, Payson, AZ 85541.