HOULTON - Alma Rita Gallop 93, passed away Jan. 14, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. She was born Aug. 18, 1921 at Houlton, the daughter of Frank and Harriet (Rugan) Crawford.
Alma was a graduate of Houlton High School. She met and married LeForest Gallop in 1941 and was the bookkeeper for Houlton Truck Garage. Alma was a communicant of Saint Mary of the Visitation Church and the Houlton Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary, the Houlton Promenaders and as a volunteer at the "Good as New" store. Alma was a cheerful, affectionate and selfless woman who was never happier than when surrounded by her family and caring for her grandchildren. Her other enduring commitment was to her church.
Alma is survived by her three sons Gary Gallop and his wife Gertrude of Hermon, Alwyn Gallop and his wife Karen, Dennis Gallop all of Houlton; her daughter Kathy Chase and her husband Peter of Houlton; twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her daughter Michele Dianne.
Friends may call Saturday 10:00A.M., at the Saint Mary of the Visitation Church until 10:45AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM with Rev. David Raymond celebrant. Gifts may be made in Alma's memory payable to Saint Mary of the Visitation Church c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com