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 Chad McKinney on 14th October 2018
Mom... I want to thank you so much for the thousand kisses I can still feel on my face! You were the best and I miss you so much... I love you so very much xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 11th October 2018
Tonight I'm going through old stacks of mail and found a letter you wrote to me and I responded back. You're so sweet. I love all the little love notes you used to leave me. I miss you with all my heart. XO
Posted by Chad McKinney on 8th October 2018
Mom, I sure do miss you! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and wish we still had you on planet earth. I know you are in a far better place than us living here. Thinking of you more and more the closer we get to your birthday and of course the holiday's and the fond times we had together. All of us miss you! Love you so much and always.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 8th October 2018
October 9, 2017 6 AM, One year ago we arrived at St. Joseph's hospital for what we were lead to believed was a simple lung surgery. Oh my God baby, if I would have only known. I'm so sorry, so sorry. Looking back if the fires would have been a few hours earlier we would have never went to the hospital. I went home and gathered all your prize pocessions; watered down the vents, called 911 when the the fire was on our slope; continually prayed for you and ask God if I had to loose something please let it be our house, everything but you. I remember returning to the hospital and waiting a couple more hours before you were in recovery. I was so happy to see how well you were doing. It was like nothing happened; I knew God was with us...
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 1st October 2018
This time last year we were headed to the Entegra RV Rally. You were felling so good, the best you had felt in a couple of years. I'm looking at your picture with the halo around you - wow, who would have known, my angel. Everytime I take the RV out I still fist bump with you, our thing - inside joke. I adore you baby. XO
Posted by Lori Lane on 30th September 2018
Mom the more time that passes I seem to miss you even more and more
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 29th September 2018
Deep Purple Hush, Lazy, Smoke on the Water, Space Truckin, Burn, Highway Star, My Woman from Tokyo. .. I haven't listened to this old time Rock n Roll in so long. You didn't really like it. So if you don't want it blasting out of our speakers get your ass home and yell at me! Love you baby.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 29th September 2018
It's me again. I'm not looking forward to November and December, birthdays, and holidays. Thank God we are still a month away... WTF, it was October when the doctor's starting cutting on you. It's going to get better. So sorry baby, but yet so thankful you are out of pain. I miss you XO
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 28th September 2018
Hey baby, I miss you. Looking at your pictures and can't belive you're gone.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th September 2018
MISS YOU!
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th September 2018
It's been nine months since you went home to Jesus. I woke up thinking about you and inparticularly about your memory - your memory was an awesome gift. Your recall was off the charts. You had a big brain and an even bigger heart. You remembered so much detail, clothes people wore, what we talked about, birthdays... I have a list and still don't remember... I miss you little pie. Still waiting for it to get easier. My true comfort is knowing you are in Heaven. I'm so glad we had time to pray together and with pastor Martin. I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS XOXO
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th September 2018
Oop this didn't post last week... Hey Pumpkin Pie, down in Santee Lake and just thinking about you. I miss you baby
Posted by Chad McKinney on 25th September 2018
Mother, I miss you and love you! xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 17th September 2018
Hey Pumpkin Pie, down in Santee Lake and just thinking about you. I miss you baby XOXO.
Posted by Lori Lane on 15th September 2018
Missing you mom so much!!! I still can't get over the fact that you're gone I'm trying to deal with it! it's difficult I miss you I miss your voice I miss your advice I miss your sarcasm I just I want it all back! I love you
Posted by Lori Lane on 15th September 2018
I miss her too! Feeling empty without you Mom! I Love you❤
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 13th September 2018
Went to dinner with Steve and Joyce tonight. They are looking good. Seems like they are enjoying their retirement. Talked about old times, new adventures and life in general. God knows I wish you were here for another 30 years, kicking my ass. Getting real tired of the daily grind and associated BS. Can't belive the stupidity of some people. Funny, while cleaning the trash out of a few drawers I had such a hard time tossing things out. We have too many thing. I really need to do what we've talked about and downsize. Get your sweet ass back home and help me!
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 12th September 2018
I miss you sweetie. God bless you, I'm praying Angel's all around you.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 12th September 2018
Thank you for being the perfect wife and taking care me for 30 years. I miss you little pie
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 6th September 2018
Thinking about you little pie
Posted by Lori Lane on 5th September 2018
I miss her too! Feeling empty without you Mom! I Love you❤
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 5th September 2018
So sorry baby. Can't see a life without you. As Neil Young said, "damage done" 30 years my life is over. Nine months, 9 × 3 = 270 days the longest time without you. I don't want to say goodbye yet.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 4th September 2018
Hey Baby Girl, I feel, I see, I experience your love every day. I pray Angeles around those you have left behind. God bless and strengthen those who miss and love you.
Posted by Chad McKinney on 3rd September 2018
I love you mother, I sure do miss your laugh, your smile, your love. You are one of a kind and will never be forgotten by all who were privileged in having you in their lives. It's been a really tough go for all of us! We think about you and all the many reminders. I know you are looking out for us and I'm so fortunate to of had you in my life. Thank you, I love you and miss you so much always. Xoxoxo
Posted by Lori Lane on 1st September 2018
Mom I miss you so much life is just not the same without you I feel empty like something is missing it's you!! I had a dream last night and you were in it gosh it was great to see you and hear your voice. I love you Mom
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 31st August 2018
Hey baby, getting ready to leave one of our many favorite places, Morgan Hill. Can't wait to get back to our home. The Orange Street Fair is this weekend, guess what I'm going to eat? Yes, corn on the cob. I know what what you would want to do, shop, shop, shop... not going to be the same without you. But such is life, life goes on, it finds a way. XO
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 29th August 2018
At your very favorite place in Mogan Hill, Maurizio's. I ate your favorite meal. It was really good. God bless you little love. Thinking about you XO.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 28th August 2018
Another day, another dollar. Work is getting old. Trying a new place for dinner here in Morgan Hill. Really no fun without you. No motivation, to many problems, just f*ing sucks without you. If you hadn't heard, I MISS YOU PIE!
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 27th August 2018
Long day at work. Thinking about you and our thirty wonderful years together. That's seems like a long time but for me it was to short, a blink of an eye. It's the longest time I've ever been with anyone. You knew me better than anyone and I knew you better than anyone. Thirty years, day and night, thick and thin, hard times and many God blessed good times. I miss your smile, your sweet touch and even your sarcastic comments. I adore you sugar pie, XO.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th August 2018
Went through Paso Robles today. Many memories of bike rides, RV Rallies, wineries. I think this was one of our most favorite areas. All the memories of of your mom and our trips up to SLO. The Thanksgiving dinners, that little steak house, Modonna Inn.... Your Dad's tomatoes, the Galley in Morro Bay. Many years of fun times up in this area. You left to soon, we had so much more to do. Love you, XO.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 25th August 2018
Thank you baby for taking care of me. I'm still getting coffee delivered, food still in the freezer. Sweet notes you left me. Love ya XO.
Posted by Nichelle Wierson on 24th August 2018
Thinking of you Nana so much I want to share missing you love you
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 23rd August 2018
I listened to you're last voicemail to me. OMG my heart is bleeding.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 23rd August 2018
I miss you baby.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 23rd August 2018
I can't believe it's almost 8 months. Thank God for distractions and the daily battles that keep my mind somewhat occupied. I miss you and can't wait for the day I leave this place of desolation and disperse. So tired of being in pain and so thankful you're out of pain. Praying Angles around you little pie. Daddy misses you. Going to be a tuff night. Stay close, XO
Posted by Lori Lane on 14th August 2018
Mom I miss you so much still hard to believe your gone sometimes I have to actually look at this memorial for it to sink in, you were such a strong presence in all our lives. Mom I love you much ❤ I am so grateful that I had you for my mom, I have so many beautiful memories of you
Posted by Lori Lane on 14th August 2018
Thinking of you alot today as I tour Graceland mom
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 13th August 2018
Thinking about you, missing you. You left me way to soon.
Posted by Chad McKinney on 11th August 2018
I love you mom, I sure do miss you! it's been a very difficult time for all of us. Sure do miss hearing about all your stories and just staying connected. Love always mother and until we meet again xoxoxo
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 7th August 2018
Rapidly approaching eight months. Still not accepting your departure. Tuff day, missing you and trying to stay distracted. Our house has so many beautiful memories. Your imprint throughout. You know how much I loved you and appreciated all you did, even more so now. I love you sugarpie.
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 3rd August 2018
Another day without you my love. God help me. God bless you. Gods will be done in our lifes. I miss you sugarpie, forever and always xo Todd
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 30th July 2018
I miss you baby. I can't believe you're gone. So painful without you. The distractions only go so far... You did such a good job keeping the house, decorating and OMG just keeping up with all the birthdays. You and I made a great team. Looking forward to reuniting in heaven. Forever & Alway, XO...
Posted by Todd Gallagher on 27th July 2018
Distractions are helping ease the pain but coming home without you is tuff. I miss you sugarpie. Forever & Always XOXO P.S. a couple more days July 29th and it will be your mom's 104th birthday. Give her a kiss for me.
Posted by Nichelle Wierson on 26th July 2018
Hi Nana I thinking of you all the time but for the last two weeks a lot more miss you like crazy you are an amazing woman I love your heart your soul & Who You Are & everything about you I just love . I miss you so much I love you so much I wish you were here I wish I would have spent more time with you I wish I would have got to say goodbye I hope you know how much I love you
Posted by Lori Lane on 26th July 2018
Missing you mom I thought it would get easier with time but it seems to get harder miss you so much gosh i have so much to share with you My heart is broken
Posted by Lori Lane on 26th 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 Chad McKinney on 23rd July 2018
I sure do miss you mom! I love you, you are never forgotten. I appreciate the time I had with you! Xoxoxo
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.

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