Estes, Janet Galvin (2009)

Obituary of Janet Galvin Estes ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Janet Galvin Estes, age 76 of Marion passed away on Tuesday February 3, 2009 at Autumn Care of Marion.  A native of Northhampton, Mass., she was born on April 11, 1932 to the late John H. Galvin and Eva Cartwright Galvin and moved to Marion in 1955.  She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Marion and Story Memorial Presbyterian Church in Marion.  She retired from McDowell Technical Community College as an instructor having been associated with the college from its inception.  Janet was very active in McDowell County civic affairs but will be more importantly remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.  Her husband Charles Estes preceded her in death.

Survivors include her two children, Kevin Charles Estes and his wife Sandra of Marion and Kimberly Estes Leverette and her husband Bruce of Spruce Pine; a brother John Galvin of Napa, CA; two sisters, Shirley Brandt of Indiana and Joan Dowling of Fairfield, CA; and four grandchildren, Kyle, Brooke, Heather and Andrew.

A funeral service was held on Friday February 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Bill Dages officiating.  The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association at 31 College Place Suite D-320 Asheville, NC 28801.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 11, 2008 Volume 15 # 6