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A Mass of Christian Burial for Martha Cumpian Galan age 85, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Jacksonville. She will be laid to rest at Meador Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Martha was born January 30, 1932 in Mumford, Texas.
Mrs. Galan went peacefully to be with our Heavenly Father January 14, 2018 at home surrounded by her daughter Eva and Simon Rios.
Martha was a wonderful, loving, strong soul a fighter. Anyone who knew her knew she would go out of her way to help them if needed as so many people knew that she helped.
She was a wonderful mother who worked hard to bring her children out ahead the best she could and she loved her children unconditionally. She was a terrific Ama as everyone called her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Isidro and Manuela Cumpian; siblings, Perfecto Cumpian, Juana Cumpian, Guadalupe Guillen and Valentina Torres; sons, Jose "Yoca" Galan, Rodolfo "Rudy" Galan; and son-in-law, Rodolfo Martinez.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Eva Rios (Simon), Mary Lou Martinez, Noe Galan (Alma), Ray Galan (Elvia) and Gabriel Galan (Carolyn). She is also survived by a sister, Lorenza Torres; 23 grandchildren, Micaela, Rachel, Amanda, Honorio, Jessica, Amylu, Noe, Alejandra, Selena, Israel, Chris, Estrellita, Joe, Martha, Rogelio, Angelica, Rosa, Isidro, Gavino, Margarita, Juaquin, Rene, and Irma; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
A very special thank you to Ruby Garcia for all your help.
Pallbearers are Honorio Trujillo Jr., Israel Galan, Ricky Trujillo, Joel Aguilar, Chris Galan and Joe Galan Jr. Grandchildren are honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 and the Holy Rosary recitation will begin at 7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on January 17, 2018
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