Karen Seely Galloway

Our loving mother, Karen Seely Galloway, 75, of Spanish Fork, passed away on April 10, 2017. She was born on May 28, 1941 in Brigham City, Utah to parents F. Leland and Grace Emily Thompson Seely.

In 1961, Karen was Brigham City’s Peach Queen. She was also Miss Utah National Guard and held many other pageant titles. Karen married Daryl Galloway on September 21, 1962 and they later divorced.

Karen graduated from Box Elder High School. She received her B.S. in Education from Weber State and her Masters Degree from the University of Phoenix. She taught Keyboarding and Business to high school students for over 40 years; 25 of which were in Niwot, Colorado. She served an LDS mission teaching students at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City.

Karen loved to travel and visited Australia, China, Europe, the Caribbean, and Panama Canal just to name a few. She was a cat lady and loved her fur babies Dusty and CC dearly. She was the life of the party and really enjoyed going out to lunch, shopping, dancing, and a good Diet Coke.

Karen is survived by her two daughters Brandi (Barry) Johnson, of Spanish Fork, and Wendy (Spencer) Hughes, of  West Bountiful, 5 grandchildren; Steven  Johnson, Megan  (Kalin) Olson, Devin Johnson, all of Spanish Fork, Katie Hughes and Hailey Hughes, both of West Bountiful.  She is also survived by her siblings; Glen (Nita) Seely, Gwen (Ken) Goates, Jim (Ellie) Seely, and Kent (Mary) Seely.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Joyce Richman, and brother Lee Seely.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Brigham City 4th Ward Chapel, 25 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah.   A viewing will be held one hour prior to services.

Interment will take place at the Brigham City cemetery.


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  1. Ruth Thompson

    Wendy….. Please know we send our love and heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. We loved you and your mother. She was fun to visit with and a sweet mother. I hope all is well for you and your family. Many wonderful memories of you. It has been too long since I saw you. God bless you and may the great memories you have of you and your mom dwell in your heart and memory.

    Ruth Thompson

  2. Diane Saltas

    Dear Wendy,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.
    You are in my thoughts. Take care.


  3. Sharon

    Your family has my deepest sympathy. I’m so very sorry to learn of the loss of Ms. Karen. I was thinking of something to say to ease the tremendous pain that your family is suffering. So I compiled this list of Scriptures that is sure to bring you comfort in this difficult time: Psalms 55:22; Proverbs 3:5, 6; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7; James 4:8; and Revelation 21:4. Be strong. Cherish the memories. May the peace of God be with your family always. And please remember to call upon His name found at Psalms 83:18.

  4. Karen Anastasopoulos

    Dear Wendy,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal.

    Take care.

  5. Kathleen Wright

    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. It is never easy losing your Mom. I hope the many happy memories you have will comfort you. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.
    Kathleen Wright

  6. steve payne


    I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Karen very well (especially when she was at Niwot High). She was a wonderful, caring lady with a heart of gold. Please cherish all of your memories with Karen.

  7. Vivian Bray

    Brandi & Wendy,
    I was sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I enjoyed working with her when yuwere my student and also at Niowt High School.
    She lived fully and I am sure was a wonderful grandmother as she was a mother.
    This time of sadness will pass and you will cherish you sweet memories. One day we will be with those who have gone before us.
    Know that my thoughts and prayers are with your u and your families.

    Vivian Bray (Mia B)