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GARLAND—Velma F. Gallagher, 84, died February 14, 2008 at her residence. She was born March 6, 1923 in Corinth, a daughter of Earl Goodwin and Myrtie (Goss) Goodwin Tracy. She worked for the State Unemployment Office and the Levinson Center both in Bangor.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dexter and the Garland Grange since 1937.

Velma is survived by 3 sons, Thomas Wyman of Biddeford, Timothy Washburn of Garland, and Mark and wife, Durice Washburn of Corinth; a daughter, Carlena and husband, Kendall Bean of Corinth; a stepson, Phillip Washburn of CT; a stepdaughter, Joan Tilton of Bangor; a sister, Carolyn Duckart of CA; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Ralph Gallagher, and a sister, Maple Bridge.

There will be no public calling hours. Spring graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Garland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, c/o Roger Wilson, 635 Old Town Road, Hudson, ME 04449.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guestbook go to

A graveside committal service for Velma F. Gallagher, who died February 14, 2008 will be held 1 PM Tuesday, May 20th, at Evergreen Cemetery, Garland with Pastor Arnold Schnell officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.

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