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Rosalie Galvan

November 23, 1963 — March 11, 2022

Memorial services will be held at 11 am, Thursday, April 7, at First Baptist Church for Rosalie L. Galvan of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Galvan, 58, died on March 11, 2022 in Lubbock, Texas.

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

Rosalie was born on November 23, 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona; the daughter of Raymond Trueblood and Rebecca Martinez Trueblood. Rosie was a graduate of Artesia High School. In 1989 she married her husband of 33 years, Richard Galvan.

Rosie spent her life caring for others and she did so with a beautiful smile on her face. Her family was the reason she pushed through any obstacle that would come her way. Rosie was the backbone of her family and they depended on her strength, wisdom and love to get through the tough times and she was ever present for the good times. Rosie never missed her granddaughter Chela's sports activities and awards programs. Her new grandson Noah lit up her world and she was so excited to have another grand baby to love.

The last 12 years of her life Rosie served as a custodian at First Baptist Church where she worked with fervor and was considered family to the members and staff. Her incredibly positive demeanor throughout all of life's trials was inspiring to all who encountered her. No matter what was going on in her life she would always say, "But it's okay", with a huge smile on her face. She handled life with so much grace. Always willing to lend a helping hand, Rosie was the go-to person for finding things, setting up things and she always thought through things other staff may have missed. She is valued immensely by her church family and the following organizations she served weekly by setting up for their meetings and helping with whatever they needed: Lion's Club, Ladies Community Bible Study and Packs of Love.

Rosie had incredible initiative in her job; she often would go and check buildings when we'd have a freeze or a hard rain to be sure there were no leaks. She never complained about having to work extra hours or on weekends. She loved her job and it showed. At work Rosie kept a binder for her calendar and paperwork, among that binder was an article she had kept and underlined these statements, "Shadow Christians are people who work in dimly lit margins, in the shadows created by the spotlight shining on others. They are believers who serve quietly, often anonymously, doing the work that keeps churches, families, and communities functioning. Shadow Christians make an impact even when no one knows their may wonder if your service matters - to other people or even to God. The clear answer from the Bible is yes. Even though no one may notice your service, God does! He values people who serve in the shadows, making a difference in the lives of others." Rosie definitely made a difference in her workplace and in the lives of others and she is sorely missed by her family, church family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Trueblood, and a daughter Kelly Galvan.

Survivors include her husband Richard Galvan; a daughter Genevieve Galvan; mother Rebecca Trueblood; brothers Robert Trueblood and Raymond Trueblood; sisters Rebecca Gutierrez and Ruby Najar; grandchildren Chela Ortiz and Noah Cortez.
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