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 www.parkinson.org/ways-to-give. The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support through this difficult time.