, Port Arthur, Texas


May 14, 2014

Sheila Mae Galvan

PORT NECHES —    Sheila Mae Galvan, 63, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born on March 25, 1951, in Cheneyville, Louisiana, to Billie Jo Gaspard and Alfred Elsworth Townsend, and had been a longtime resident of the area.  Sheila was employed for the last twelve years as a nurse’s aide and ward clerk with Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.

   She is survived by her husband, Ismael Ramirez Galvan; son, Lloyd Bruce Ballard II and his wife, Terry, of Silsbee; daughters, Dawn Cherie Stroud and her husband, Scott, of Beaumont and Melissa Crim and her husband, Steven, of Nederland; stepdaughter, Estelle Maldonado of Bridge City; sisters, Mary McMillan of Beaumont and Linda Carol Townsend of Louisiana; grandchildren, Mecaéla Houston and her husband, Wesley, of Spring; Ashleigh Braquet of Groves; Taylor and Emily Crim, both of Nederland; Kya, Cameron, and Chloe Stroud, all of Beaumont; Rachelle Cormier of Nederland; Alicia and Michael Guilbeau, both of Groves; Jeremiah and Joshua Ballard, both of Silsbee; Caleb Crim of Nederland; and Randy Burden, Jr. and his wife, Andrea, of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Lillian Houston, and Kaitlin and Emily Burden; and several nieces and nephews.

   Sheila is preceded in death by her son, John Pat Gallier; mother, Billie Joe Gaspard; father, Alfred Elsworth Townsend; sisters, Delores Norment and Rhonda Steale; brother, Elsworth Townsend, Jr.; and granddaughter, Addison Stroud.

   A gathering of Mrs. Galvan’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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