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Teresa Farris Galban

February 20, 1949 ~ November 20, 2017 (age 68)

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November 24, 2017

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 N. Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Funeral Service
November 25, 2017

2:00 PM
San Jose Catholic Church
1002 De Baca St
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Interment following funeral service
November 25, 2017

  Teresa Farris Galban, 68, of Prospect Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Lakeview Christian Home. 

   Visitation will be 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Friday, November 24, 2017 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at San Jose Catholic Church with Deacon Tony Dominguez officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Teresa Farris Galban was born February 20, 1949 in Syracuse, New York to Richard and Carolla B. (Farris) O'Connell, Jr. and moved to Las Vegas, NM as a young girl with her parents.  She graduated from St. Scholastica Academy in Colorado.  Teresa received a bachelors and masters from Highland University, Las Vegas, NM.  She married Ralph Galban March 31, 1980 in Clayton, NM.  Teresa was a teacher for many years, retiring with the Alamogordo Public Schools in 1994.  She and Ralph moved to Carlsbad in 2007.  Teresa was preceded in death by her parents.

   Survivors are her husband, Ralph Galban of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Tessa Blakeley Silver of Minneapolis, Minnesota; grandchildren: Ruth Tamar Silver and Perel Shifra Silver; brother, Richard Leo O'Connell, III of Las Vegas, NM; sister, Siobhan Kathryn Croto and husband, Jim of Las Vegas, NM and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Pallbearers will be Sean Croto, Armando Rodriguez, Edwardo Rodriguez, Eddy Rodriguez, Miguel Garza, Sr., and Miguel Garza, Jr.

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