Pamela J. Gallagher

June 9, 1955 – October 11, 2022

A wonderful light was extinguished here. A radiant light shines in heaven. A wonderful wife and mother. Pamela will be sorely missed by her loving husband, Robert; children: Liam, Conor, Nolan, Keenan and Caitlin; sisters, Sandy and Kathy; brother, Bruce, and many friends and acquaintances. One day we will all be united, over the clouds. Fair thee well, lovely Pamela.

Celebration of Life Service: Saturday, October 15th, 10:30AM at West Center Chapel

Pam was born to Chester and Phyllis Steves on June 9, 1955. She grew up with her two sisters, Sandy and Kathy, and her brother, Bruce, in Mechanicville, New York. Knowing at an early age she was going to devote her life to education, she was a member of the Future Teachers of America. After graduating high school in 1973, she earned a degree from the University of Buffalo.

In search of a good job and new adventure, Pam moved to Omaha, Nebraska. She began working for Omaha Public Schools and spent her professional career working with children, caring for them as if they were her own.

She married Bob Gallagher in 1983 at St. Pius X Church. They were married nearly four decades.

They had five children: Liam, Conor, Nolan, Keenan, and Caitie. Later, they had three beagles, Sophie, Phoebe, and Bessie, who they loved like their children.

Pam was a devoted wife and loved being a mom. She did everything for her family, helping them to succeed in any way that they desired.

Every summer, for the better part of two decades, Pam loaded her five children into the minivan and made the two-day long trek to upstate New York. She thoroughly enjoyed this annual summer ritual which allowed her to reconnect with her parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews. Pam and her family also enjoyed the beaches of North Carolina and the seafood of Maine. She spearheaded other memorable family camping outings with itineraries to Fort Robinson, Ponca, and Niobrara State Parks.

She was taken from family and friends far too soon, but she made the most of the time she had. A teacher by trade, she taught many people love, grace, and compassion.

We love you and will see you again one day, Pam. 



  • Sandy Delamontaigne Posted October 13, 2022 2:33 pm

    Sweet sister, Pam, we love you and always will! Send that beautiful smile to bring Bob and your kids peace.

  • Eileen Pickett Kivlin Posted October 13, 2022 4:52 pm

    My sincere sympathy to the Gallagher and Steves families. Pam was a good neighbor and friend growing up in Mechanicville, NY. I will hold all the wonderful memories in my heart. Rest easy, Pam.

  • Donna M Petronis Posted October 14, 2022 12:46 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. She was such an important part of one of the happiest times of my life. I was so fortunate to have her as my friend. My deepest sympathy to ya’ll.

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