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Information for Alta D. Chaney Galvin

26 July, 1901 - 23 June, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1994

Contributed by Helen Strine

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Alta Galvin

    Alta Chaney Galvin, 92, of Middleton, passed away June 23, 1994 at a Nampa nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 1994, at the Middleton Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

    Alta was born July 26, 1901 at Middleton to Fred and Amelia Thomas Chaney. Her two grandfathers, Samuel F. Chaney and John Thomas, were early Idaho pioneers who were prominent in developing ranching and commerce in the Caldwell and Middleton areas, as was her father.

    After graduation from Middleton High School in 1919, she attended business school in Boise and worked in the Caldwell office of Idaho Power before her marriage to C.H. Galvin in December of 1923. They resided in Middleton, Cabarton, Caldwell, Emmett and Pocatello until Mr. Galvin retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1948 and purchased a motel in New Plymouth. Following his 1956 death Alta returned to her family’s ranch at Middleton where she was born and raised.

    Alta was formerly a member of the Middleton Baptist Church which her grandparents helped to found; she had served in all offices of the Pansy Rebekah Lodge in Middleton, was a charter member of the Cabarton chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; past president of the Middleton Old Timers; an Idaho Native Daughter; Vice-President of the Caldwell and Middleton Senior Citizens and she had appreciated the honor of serving as a Grand Marshall of Middleton’s Idaho Centennial Parade in 1990.

    In addition to her husband, preceding her in death are her three brothers, Samuel, Donald and Orval.

    Surviving are a daughter, Maxine Behrman of Issaquah, Washington; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Patricia Galvin of Middleton; 4 grandchildren, Cynthia Powell and Sandra Alexander of Middleton, Gloria Galvin of Boise and Bradley Behrman of Seattle, Washington; and 3 great-grandchildren.


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