CASPER – Homero Gutierrez Galvan, 89, died on December 13, 2021 in Casper with his wife by his side. He moved to Casper in 2019 to be closer to his family, having lived the previous 48 years in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He was born on May 3, 1932 to Joe and Elodia Galvan in Harlingen, Texas. The eighth of nine children, he left the “Rio Grande Valley” to join the Air Force at the age of 17. While stationed in England, he met a Welsh girl, Lorna Duggan, at a ball. They were married in London in 1954 and traveled the world together until their last posting at USAF Academy, Colorado.
First and foremost, Homero was a family man and had three daughters: Anita (Matthew Dodds), Linda (Chris Erskine) and Sandra (the late Jim Hathaway). He was a beloved grandfather until nine years old and a great-grandfather until four years old.
Humble and kind, he was an active man who enjoyed fishing, racquetball, volleyball and handball. Much to the chagrin of his family, he could beat his adult children, nieces and nephews in most sports. He enjoyed riding flies for fishing, creating many beautiful stained glass windows, gardening and watching his family grow up. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to those around him and his sweet tooth was legendary.
The world would be a wonderful place if all fathers were as kind and good as we are.
A celebration of life will take place in the summer of 2022.