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Beverly Joan Gallagher

Beverly “Bev” Joan Gallagher passed away peacefully in Bakersfield, CA on April 11, 2022 after a long battle with lung cancer.

She is survived by her amazing and faithful husband, William M. “Bill” Gallagher. She was the daughter of Beatrice Roberts Rosencrance and the granddaughter of Leslie Roberts. She was the youngest of 3 children and grew up on Roberts Lane in Milford, PA. She graduated from Delaware Valley High School in 1962 and held the friendships of her classmates very close to her heart. Bev spent most of her career as Secretary at the First National Bank of Pike County. She was the first smiling face you would see when you walked in the door. She never knew a stranger; she was full of life and loved to talk to everyone she met. She loved country music, westerns and coffee. She was very active in the Milford community and served as member & deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Milford, member & secretary of the Pike County Republican Committee, and active with the local chapters of the American Heart Association, American Legion, and the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club.

In April of 2000, Bev and Bill moved to Los Angeles, to spend their retirement years near their daughter and future grandchildren. They explored small towns of California to find their forever home and eventually settled in Tehachapi, CA, a small town at the foot of the Sierra Mountains. Bev loved to share that Tehachapi meant the land of 4 seasons. Bev was active in the Tehachapi VFW woman’s auxiliary.

Bev, Bill and their animals were always up for a drive -- Bev spent many years driving the breakdown vehicle behind the VNVMC and each year they drove cross-country to spend summers in Dingmans Ferry, PA and at their campground in Mifflintown, PA. They also spent years driving city-to-city enjoying the First Marine Corps Division Reunions.

Bev was always so proud of her family and looked forward to seeing them each year at their annual family reunions. She leaves behind her husband of 38 years; William "Bill" Gallagher, daughters; Kathleen Marinaccio-DeAngelo (Brian) of Los Angeles, CA, Jackie Wolters (Jeff) of Stratham, NH, Jennifer Gallagher Fass (Adam) of Dingmans Ferry, PA, seven loving and talented grandchildren; Franklyn and Hudson Marinaccio Moreshead, Erik and Liam Fass, Thomas and Nathan Wolters, Rachel Wolters Bilodeau (Delaney); her siblings, Leslie Stewart Rosencrance (Christine) of Honesdale, PA; Kathryn Baumgardner (Chuck) Campbell, NY; James Gallagher (Irene) of Dingmans Ferry, PA; her nieces and nephews; Lori Ann Rosencrance Hines, Lynn Rosencrance Elko (Don), Luke Rosencrance (Baby), Chucky Baumgardner (Gina), Danny Baumgardner (Jacki),Theresa Baumgardner, Nicole Gallagher Vitale (Anthony) and Samantha Gallagher McLean (Billy).

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank V. Marinaccio III, and her mother, Beatrice Rosencrance.

In lieu of a funeral the family has planned a Celebration of Life for July 16, 2022 at Lake Labar Beaverbrook Rod & Gun Club. Please contact KathleenMDeAgnelo@gmail.com for more details.
Donations can be made in her name to any American Legion, VFW, American Heart Association, or American Cancer Society.




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James & Irene Gallagher Apr 17 2022 8:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Gallagher

Susie Siegel 💕😞 Apr 16 2022 1:18 AM

Kathy, I was shocked tonight when I opened my Facebook to see this. I am so so sorry for you and your family. I am so sorry we never had the chance to get together once she moved to California. We were such good friends in Milford and she was always in my thoughts. Kathy you were everything to her, she loved you and your family more then anything. She never told me about her lung cancer. I hope she didn’t suffer too much towards the end. She just recovered from her broken leg and I thought she was doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Where abouts is the memorial service. Is it in Cal. or Pa.?

Elaine Souchak Apr 15 2022 8:54 PM

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Nancie & Wyatt Apr 15 2022 7:35 PM

I\'m so glad that you were able to attend and be part of my wedding. I love you.

Kathleen Marinaccio-DeAngelo Apr 15 2022 4:00 PM

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Kathleen Marinaccio-DeAngelo Apr 15 2022 4:00 PM

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