Bea was born in Mason City, Iowa to Rachel Laville and Clyde McKee. She attended Holy Cross School in Mason City, Iowa through 12thgrade. At age 19, Bea married Robert Bush and moved to Mississippi. They later divorced and she relocated to Huston, Texas. It was there that she met and married Leo Galvin on January 30, 1954. The couple moved to San Francisco, California where they purchased a home and raised their four children. They divorced in 1978 and a short time later she relocated to the northern California valley, where she remained until moving to Cottage Grove, Oregon in 2007.
She was a stay at home Mom and homemaker while raising children and worked in a variety of clerical, retail and food service jobs. Bea enjoyed socializing with family and friends, playing games and working puzzles. She enjoyed her church family very much and her faith was very important to her.
Bea joined her two sons, James and Joseph Galvin and her granddaughter Theresa Todd in Heaven when she passed peacefully in her home. She is survived by daughter Katie Haynes of Cottage Grove, Oregon, son John Galvin of San Francisco, California; 4 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held for Bea on Saturday, November 5th, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at The Old Time Gospel Fellowship at 103 So. 5th Street in Cottage Grove. Attendees are invited to a meal following the service.
Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Cottage Grove, Oregon.