Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 PM to 4:00PM Impala Bar & Grill PSP 333 South Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 1A, Palm Springs, CA Join us as we celebrate Judy Galloway.

Appetizers will be served with a cash bar. Donation will be accepted to purchase Women’s All-Around Buckle for this year’s IGRA finals in the name of Judy Galloway.
Please RSVP to Glen Dickard 760 464 6219 text or email [email protected]

If you would like to join in remembering Navy Chief Judith Diane Galloway visit the memorial page at Through this site, you are invited to view cherished photos and videos, add a memory, and share the obituary with others via social media and email.

Obituary Navy Chief Judith Diane Galloway passed away on January 19, 2024, in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 85. She was born in Joplin Missouri on September 2, 1938, to William F. Galloway and Jessie Sowersby Galloway. After graduating high school, Judy joined the U.S. Navy and served proudly for over 25 years in various installations including Kaneohe Naval Air Station, Naval Base Point Loma, and NAS Midway Island. Judy held various positions such as drill instructor and material management during her years of service and was awarded with a national defense service medal, two sea service deployment ribbons, six good conduct awards, and two expert pistol shot medals.

Growing up, Judy helped in all aspects of the family’s agricultural business, Rainbow Florist and Galloways’ Greenhouse.

Following her military retirement, she followed her love of horses and western lifestyle by being an active member of the San Diego chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association. Upon moving to Palm Springs, she was a founding member of the Palm Springs chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association in 1991. Two years later, Judy started her first Rodeo in the desert.

Judy had a welcoming heart and a contagious smile and was always an advocate for increasing the role of women in any organization. Judy always saw the best in people and would help them strive to be even greater. Judy was an avid reader and had a commitment to excellence in everything she put her mind to it.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and two older brothers, Rollin and Larry. She is survived by her brother Richard, and sister Donna Sparks. Judy also leaves behind a family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends that will forever be better for having known her.