OBIT: Yvonne ‘Rose’ Galliher – longtime Pacific Beach leader and volunteer
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 03/19/19 - 08:10 AM | 1972 views | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Yvonne (Rose) Galliher
Yvonne (Rose) Galliher
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Yvonne (Rose) Galliher, 78, described as a “volunteer extraordinaire” in Pacific Beach, died peacefully at her home on Feb. 19. 

She was born in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 1940 to Felipe Gomez Lopez and Rosa Molina Sandoval.

“Galliher was known to many in PB as a leader, mentor and friend of so many,” said Ellen Citrano, deacon of Pacific Beach Woman’s Club. “Her two main service groups were PBWC and the Pacific Beach Town Council where she served on the board of directors and as president for 2010.

“The PBWC was lucky to have her as one of their most active members for the next 10 years until her passing in February. She is known, loved, and will be missed by residents, organizations and businesses alike,” Citrano said.

“Rose Galliher was an advisor and mentor to me,” noted Greg Daunoras, immediate past PB Town Council president. “She got me interested and involved in joining the PBTC board of directors back in 2010. She will be well remembered and sorely missed.” 

Galliher stayed active after stepping down from the PBTC duties and immediately became one of the most active members of the Pacific Beach Woman’s Club, established in 1895. She served as the rental chairwoman for more than eight years, garnering a healthy rental business to help the club raise money for donations to charitable causes. She also chaired many of the fundraising programs at the club, and kept a strong relationship with local business owners, many of whom treated her like their mom, affectionately calling her "Momma Rose." 

“One of the things I want to do is make sure all the different organizations work together because it takes all of us to work and make Pacific Beach beautiful,” Galliher said during her term as PBTC president in 2010.

Galliher is predeceased by one child, Juliette Felhauer; survived by two brothers, Richard Sandoal and Robert Lopez; six children, Victor Arreguin, Renee Arreguin, Christine Arreguin, Yvonne Pardo, Richard Harrison and Tracy Nelson; and 13 grandchildren.

A memorial service was held for Galliher on March 10 at PBWC.

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