Let the memory of Ilene be with us forever
  • 75 years old
  • Born on November 7, 1942 in San Luis Obispo, California, United States.
  • Passed away on December 25, 2017 in Orange, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ilene Gallagher who was born in California on 07 November, 1942 and passed away on 25 December, 2017 at the age of 75. We will remember her forever.

Ilene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Ilene enjoyed traveling and meeting new people and experiencing everything life had to offer.  Ilene traveled alot with her husband.  She also enjoyed just relaxing at home.

Ilene loved her family and was very giving.  She did so much for everyone and who ever knew her, knows what a truly unselfish person she was.  I am sure everyone would have a different story to tell you about how thoughtful, loving, caring, and giving she was.  Ilene was truly a one of a kind person.

It is hard to imagine what life is going to be without her beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor.  She meant different things to so many different people.  I am sure there would never be two stories that are the same.

Ilene never met a stranger, she always made them feel welcome no matter who they were.  Ilene was also an inner strength and that naturally drew people to her. 

Ilene (wife/mother/grandmother) was a massive loss to our heart and our family. We never imagined that I/we would have to say goodbye so soon. We are crushed beyond any words. Words cannot describe the emptiness inside each and everyone of us. We know you are at peace now with our heavenly father and always know you will never be forgotten forever in our hearts. With our love always. Until we meet again my dear mother.

Posted by Todd Gallagher on 15th July 2018
Almost home baby. Miss you.
Posted by Lori Lane on 15th July 2018
Thinking of You Mom, I miss you so much!! I still reach for the phone wanting to share my day with you or something funny the grandkids did, looking back everything seemed to happen so fast, it was heartbreaking to see you in such pain, so thankful your with our Lord in heaven & pain free. I LOVE YOU MOM ❤ Thank you for your unconditional love and support
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 9th July 2018
Today I went to the movie theater we always went to and then went for icecream at chiefs. Currently eating dinner at the Essenhaus. All places we spent time together. Missing you baby.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 7th July 2018
Well the meat you froze was fantastic. Thank you baby, always thinking of me. In Middlebury was going to go to our favorite restaurant. The one I would get broasted chicken and would bring you chicken soup. You had such a tuff time here last time, so sick. Anyway, I couldn't go in. Missing you little love XOXO
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 5th July 2018
Hey Pumpkin Pie, thinking about you. I just ate some pulled pork you cooked and froze for me. Hope it was still good
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 2nd July 2018
God bless your sole. I miss you.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 1st July 2018
Not fair. I miss you little love. It would have been easier if we both would have went at the same time. You were cheated! and I'm sorry I wasn't able to do better and fix it. It's getting old thinking about if I could've, should've, would've... Bad night, sorry baby, just feeling lost, angry and pissed-off - I miss you. Need more distractions, actually I have more than enough but they are the wrong kind! God bless you and your sole. You were the best wife every and I miss you. XOX)
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 28th June 2018
Wild wind day of sites. You would have enjoyed Markers Mark
Posted by Karli Mckinney on 27th June 2018
Hey nana . I cant believe its been 6 months it feels like it was only yesterday when we last talked. I miss you I wish you were here to see me. I wish you were here to congratulate me. And most importantly I wish you were here to love me . It feels like your so far away from me I know your in heaven with God. And I know that he is taking good care of you for me . But sometimes I feel like he took you away from me way too soon. But I know that is not true . I know that he took away the suffering , the pain , and the misery state that you were in . I now know that he is a wise man with hard decisions . I just wrote this so I can Express how I'm feeling right now I hope that you can still see me in the future graduating high school . Going to college . Getting married. And having kids that you would've adored . Nana I miss you so much you are my home . I've got no one else here who will replace your love for me . Love you nana see you soon later in heaven . May God keep you safe and at peace .
Posted by Chad McKinney on 25th June 2018
My goodness mom, it's been 6 months and it seems like it's been an eternity. Not a day goes by that you are not in my/our thoughts. I continue to have those dreams of you and quickly realize that I am unable to talk to you. I love you so very much and what a void left behind for all of us. I know you are doing well now. That helps me cope with the life you left behind with us! Until we meet again momma. Always loved, Always missed and never forgotten. xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 24th June 2018
Well it's been a long six months baby. Still can't believe you're gone. It's also been a long road trip without you. I keep looking over to first bump with you...
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 19th June 2018
Happy Anniversary Baby. It's midnight here on the East coast. Today would have been our 30 years Anniversary. I miss you. Well this month is full of firsts: 1st Father's Day without you; 1st Anniversary without you; my 1st Birthday without you... in a few days it will be six months since you went to be with Jesus. I remember you saying "I want to go to Jesus now" I remember you looking up at me after talking to the doctor and seeing me cry; I think that's when you realized something was really bad. You gave me such a look. A look that will haunt forever. So thankful we were able to pray together, to pray with Pastor Martin, so thankful you went peacefully, so thankful you are out of pain. So grateful you joined our lord on his birthday, December 25, 2017 while we held hands and slept side by side. Forever, and always my love.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 16th June 2018
Went but Daytona Harley and the Pig Pen. Wasn't able to get my pork pulled this time. Just no fun without you
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 16th June 2018
Darling baby girl, long days and lonely nights missing you. Mom had so many pictures of you. You would love what she's done with the house. So beautiful here... going to the cemetery to see where we'll lay for eternity. Can't wait to be reunited. Love you baby.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 11th June 2018
Sad eyes and I are missing you little pie. God bless your sole.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 7th June 2018
Darling baby girl, long days and lonely nights missing you. Mom had so many pictures of you. You would love what she's done with the house. So beautiful here... going to the cemetery to see where we'll lay for eternity. Can't wait to be reunited. Love you baby.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 5th June 2018
Missing you pie baby
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 5th June 2018
On the road again. Tuff without you. I remember you seeing cry while you were in the hospital, the look in your beautiful eyes will forever haunt me. So sorry we didn't know the real cause that was making you sick. You were the only one that kept saying something is wrong. Now I know your leg issue was caused by your heart. I still can't believe the doctors were so incompetent. So sorry, so sorry, i miss you my love.
Posted by Lori Lane on 2nd June 2018
Momma today is your day, today we will celebrate your beautiful life, feeling blessed that I had you for my Mom, my friend I could always count on you for a nugde in the right direction, a positive word. I miss so much!!
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 1st June 2018
Yo Baby Girl, special day tomorrow to celebrate you and your life. You did so much for so many. You ment the world to me and so many others. You didn't put up with bullshit, you kicked ass and took names. You were the perfect wife, the best partner and my truest friend. We were so blessed we had time to pray as you prepared for your journey to heaven, to be with Jesus and our heavenly Father. I pray for your sole to be at peace. I pray for my pain and suffering to be eased. I pray for the day we are reunited. Lord be with us all. I pray for the family to be comforted knowing it is God's will and God is with us and Ilene is free from suffering and at peace. Dear heavenly Father be with us, guide us, strengthen us, prepare us, shower us with the gifts you know we need. I pray in Jesus's name, Amen.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 28th May 2018
Memorial Day weekend is when we would go on a long weekend Harley ride with our friends. Zion National Park was one of my favorite rides with you. Missing you baby.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 27th May 2018
Ilene, you left us all to soon. You were my everything. Painful week my love.
Posted by Lori Lane on 25th May 2018
Mom I cant believe its 5 months since you have passed I feel so lost without you it still feels unbelievable I will say this you were absolutely an amazing mother always gave all that you had never judgemental which I appreciate it now I did not at the time appreciate that! I love you Mama ♥I miss you so much I'm planning your Memorial this Saturday I'm going to make it happy cuz I know that's what you want
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 21st May 2018
Hey baby, at the Entegra Rally. It's no fun without you. I fell like going home, home to you. I don't want the RV anymore, just meaningless without you. I'm tired of all the bad day and pray for our speedy reunite. Missing you baby.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 13th May 2018
Happy Mother's Day my love. I miss you. You were the most wonderful Mother, Nana, Great Grandma, Auntie and most of all the very best wife. Hugs and kisses for ever and always.
Posted by Shellie McKinney on 13th May 2018
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Love you and wishing you were here with us to celebrate. It has been a long 5 months without talking to you or hearing your voice. Always know we love you and will never forget what a blessing you were to us.
Posted by Chad McKinney on 13th May 2018
Happy Mothers day mom! I miss you you so much xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 9th May 2018
Tuff night without you sugar. I have your sad eyes puppy across from me - can't stop thinking about you and what could've, should've. So sad we didn't have more time. God has you now and I'll join you in due time; per God's will. I know you use to pray angels all around me. Now to can just tell them to watch over me XO.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 3rd May 2018
Tuff day sweetie. Wish you were here to help me through it. God blessed me with you and i miss the blessing
Posted by Lori Lane on 2nd May 2018
Mom I just miss you so much the more time that goes by I feel like I miss you even more I miss talking to you I miss your advice I miss your laughter you're bitching, I'm planning a memorial for you it's not going to be anything spectacular cuz I know you wouldn't like that its going to be a celebration of your life I love you mama and I miss you so much and I'm looking forward to seeing you in Heaven some day
Posted by Chad McKinney on 29th April 2018
I love you Mom, I sure do miss you! xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 26th April 2018
Sad few days as I'm preparing for the trip we were suppose to do together. The only comfort I'm finding is knowing you're out of pain and with God in Heaven. Life absolutely sucks without you. I guess Social Security thought the same thing because they listed me as dead too. Looking at all your dolls and trinkets.. I loved spoiling you rotten pumpkin pie. Hugs & Kisses
Posted by Chad McKinney on 21st April 2018
Hi Mom,tough day here. So far the past several months have been full of firsts. Today not hearing your voice say "I love you baby boy, I'm wishing you the happiest of birthdays" is another one to add to that list. Although it saddens me, we now celebrate your life and all the many memories you instilled in our memory bank. I can hear your voice... I love you momma... rest in peace xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 19th April 2018
Getting close to the time we were going to leave for the RV Rally. It's going to be a long loney trip without you. Wishing you were still here. I'm missing my best friend
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 18th April 2018
Yo baby, thinking of your sweet kisses. I miss your delicious tacos, I miss you
Posted by Chad McKinney on 17th April 2018
Mom, I miss you so much! I miss hearing your voice, your laugh! Such a void in my heart. I just wanted to say I love you. Until we meet again! Xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 16th April 2018
Thinking about you and all the wonderful things we did together. I miss you and wish we would have had more time together. Hugs and kisses forever and always my love.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 10th April 2018
Thinking about you. Looking at the picture of you and Lori where you're laughing so hard.
Posted by Lori Lane on 9th April 2018
Mom I miss you so much I still can't believe you're gone forever and it breaks my heart:( but I wanted to tell you I went to a grievance class tonight it last 6 weeks I'll actually liked it , was good I heard a lot of sad stories and I'm going to continue but I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you and all the things you sacrificed for me and all your support & advice Mom you were 1 of a kind I miss you and I love you so much more than you could ever know rest in peace Mama♥♥♥
Posted by Chad McKinney on 9th April 2018
Mom, I sure do miss you! I love you so very much xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 6th April 2018
Pumpkin pie I'm looking at sad eyes and thinking about you. You are so special, my everything; you where the best thing that in my life for 30+ year, i miss you. I pray to God for your sole and pray for your spirit to be in peace. XO
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 3rd April 2018
Hey Baby on another work trip. I brought your sad eyes puppy. It reminds me of all your pain and suffering in the hospital.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 1st April 2018
Tough day, even being over tired from lax of sleep and trying to concentrate on taxes - can't stop thinking about all the wonderful times we had and all the wonderful things you did for everyone during the holidays, the cards, candies... Taxes went much better with you kicking my butt to get them done. Looking forward to being with you some day, God willing.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 1st April 2018
Easter morning missing you my love.. Life isn't the same with this big hole in my heart. I thank God your suffering is over. Easter service down here was good but i bet it's much better in heaven
Posted by Shellie McKinney on 1st April 2018
Happy Easter Mom! I miss hearing your voice asking about your grand babies and what were we going to do for Easter! Sure wish you could be here with us! Rest In Peace. Until we meet again, you will never be forgotten. Love you always
Posted by Chad McKinney on 1st April 2018
Happy Easter Mom... It’s been rough of late, you’ve been on my mind so much! Todd is doing really well for himself in your absence. You would be so proud of him. We miss you so much, things just don’t seem the same however. These holidays are especially rough! I know the kids use to get so tickled by all your love and affection. Anyway mom, I love you and can’t express how much you meant to me and all of us! We love you always and you are forever missed.
Posted by Jillyan Mckinney on 26th March 2018
I love you nana, I know you're in a better place, but I still think of you and how long you've been gone for. When I see pictures of you, I have to keep telling myself that you're somewhere safer, and I've been dreaming of you a lot lately... it doesn't feel right without you. I wish i could bring you back. I wish i could stop these things, but I know it's not my choice, and i will see you again soon. I love you and miss you!!!
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th March 2018
Just watered your flowers - I can't believe I've been able to keep them alive this long. You would be happy...
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th March 2018
I miss you. You did so much for us. Lonely, in pain, f* pissed! Bad day here I come.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th March 2018
3 Month, 90 day, 2160 hours, 129,600 minutes, 7,776,000 seconds. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and others it fells like an eternity. I was thinking about your ashes today and for many years you wanted to go to Alivia Beach to be with your mom and dad. The last year you didn't care and said it would be okay to hand with me...

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