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Michael Galvan

August 29, 1960 — May 29, 2023

On Monday May 29, 2023 Michael Dominick Galvan left this world to join both of his parents, George and Elisa "Licha" Galvan in the Kingdom of Heaven.

He departed while lovingly surrounded by his wife Denise Rae Galvan, daughters Michelle Marie Galvan, Alyssa Jo Galvan, Sara Dawn Huddleston and husband Chance Lynn Huddleston.

Mike was a jack of all trades. He played guitar, was a mechanic, welded, and he was a fine woodworker. He was a roustabout, among several other positions in the oilfield, worked at the potash mines for many years, and finished out his working career as a pipe fitter for Navajo Refining Co. He saw it all, did it all, with a big smile and great sense of pride.

Not only was Mike a hard worker in the field, but he was a hardworking husband and father at home. He gave his whole heart (well most of it, per him) to his family, friends, and often to complete strangers. The rest, as his girls were always told, belonged to their mom, Denise.

He was a 'one of a kind' sort of guy, and treated all with love, respect, and kindness. Probably some smart ass to go along with it. He set the the bar for his kids, who have all grown up to be as loving and generous as he was. Despite a massive brain aneurysm in January of 2005, he pulled through to be able to pass on his knowledge and remarkable ways to three grandchildren; Azuriah Diego Perez, Madison Jade Huddleston, and Brooke Rae Huddleston. And on May 20, 2023, he got to see and speak life and love to his first great-grandson, Ezrah Knight Perez.

Above all that Mike accomplished in his short time here, there wasn't anything or anybody he was more proud of than "All of his girls," and his grandsons.

Though we will miss him everyday, we are blessed to have had him this long. We are forever grateful, and take comfort knowing "Papo" is whole again.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Memorial services to be announced at a later time.

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