R.O. Galloway 1963-1970

R. O. Galloway 1963-1970

Reuben O. Galloway, 92, Sheridan, died Wednesday at Sheridan Veterans Administration Medical Center.  He served as Sheridan County sheriff from 1963 to 1971.

                Born Sept. 25, 1896, in Adams., to John and Bertha Silvernail Galloway, he moved at age 7 with his parents to Indianola, Neb.  The family moved in 1909 to Pine Bluff, where they lived two years before moving to Rocky Ford, Colo.

                He attended high school in Morrill, Neb., and worked on various ranches including the XU near Lusk.  He joined the Army in 1918 and served in World War 1.  After the war, he worked for the 010 cattle outfit at Lusk.

                He married Mary Sturdivant on July 26, 1921, and they ranched southwest of Glendo and worked a mail route.

                Mr. Galloway moved in 1933 to Wheatland, where he was undersheriff for four years.  Starting in 1937, he worked two years as a Wyoming Highway Patrolman in the Lusk district. He then transferred to the Sheridan district, where he worked until 1952.

                He then served as patrol chief in Cheyenne until 1961, retiring as captain after 24 years.  His first wife died in 1960, and he moved to Sheridan in 1961.

                He married Lillian A. Yonkee on June 18, 1961, and served the next two years as undersheriff.  He belonged to American Legion, Masonic Lodge #8, Scottish Rite Bodies, Kalif Shrine, Wyoming Peace Officers Association and Eastern Star.

                A sister, Myrtle Fry, also preceded him in death.

                Survivors include his wife; a son, Louis Galloway, Story; a stepson, Larry Yonkee, Sheridan; a brother, Frank Galloway, Buffalo; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

                Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Champion Funeral Home, the Rev. Bill Thomas officiating, with burial in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery Masonic Section.

                Memorials may benefit Shrine Crippled Children in care of Sheridan Kalif Temple.

*Sheridan Press, June 1, 1989, Page 11 Columns 2-3*