Nancy Lynn Galvin, 78, of Colorado Springs, CO, passed January 26, 2019.

Nancy was born to Richard and Ann Galvin, December 24, 1940, in Michigan City, Indiana. She graduated from Sheffield High School in 1959 and received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Iowa in 1963, a Master’s in Education Degree from the University of Colorado in 1979, and a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the University of the Rockies in 2008.

She leaves behind two children: daughter, Barb Barnett and her husband Chris Barnett; and son, John Stickney and his wife Gretchen Stickney. She also leaves two granddaughters, Grace Nesselrode and Lily Nesselrode. Her children remember her as a strong, independent, fierce woman who never gave up.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ann Galvin; and sister, Diana (lost at birth).

Nancy began her teaching career in 1963 at Ellis Junior High School in Elgin, Illinois. She then moved to Colorado Springs where she was an English teacher, guidance counselor, and at-risk advisor for District 11. She was passionate about affecting the most positive change in students and continued her passion by becoming a licensed clinical psychologist in 2010. She was honored with numerous awards throughout her teaching career and changed thousands of lives for the better with her unparalleled insight and sound advice. 

A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 2 PM at the Broadmoor Community Church located at 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO.  A reception will follow. The family requests that donations be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation at The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support through this difficult time.

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  1. My deepest condolences to Nancy’s children Barb and John. I worked with Nancy for many years at Palmer High School and remember her as a deeply caring counselor. She had a “student first” mentality and nurtured students through some of the most difficult times in their lives. She mentored many of the Palmer staff and was the guiding reason I became a counselor. Nancy will be greatly missed.

  2. To the Galvin family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Nancy. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5

  3. Barbara and Jon, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. You may remember me as I was out to visit her a few years ago. She was one of my best friends in high school. She was a good friend and a lovely lady. I have many fond memories. She fought a good fight against a horrible disease. You have my deepest sympathy.

  4. To Barb & John: Even though we’ve never met I would like for you to know that your mom and I grew up together and we’re friends from the 1st grade on. We were 2 Tom-boys who had a lot of laughs. We were each other’s true friend and it is a very sad time for me right now and a feeling of a very heavy heart. She was a rock when my husband, Bruce, was going through a very rare cancer treatment. I think I probably heard from her at least every week for 6 months with encouragement. Please know that you and your families are in my prayers at this very difficult time. I pray that God surrounds you with his strength, comfort and love. Sharon (Shorty) Evans.

  5. I just discovered this posting in memory of Nancy. I loved working with her as an Assistant Principal at Palmer. We were magical together and could double team kids and get them back on track. My best to the family; I sure wish I could talk with her again.

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