Clair Galloway Obituary

Clair  Galloway
Clair Galloway
Clair Galloway

September 28, 1924 - March 30, 2008
Born in Mishawaka, IN
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Clair was born September 28, 1924 in Mishawaka, Indiana, one of eight children of Jacob Galloway and Vilara Fox.

He attended Graceland College in Lamoni and received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Missouri. He met his wife, Esther Morrison, at Graceland and they recently celebrated 58 years together.

Clair served three years in the 2nd Armored Division in Germany. After his service, they made their home in Des Moines, where he became a partner in the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young. After retirement, he started his consulting firm with his son Joseph, who is also a CPA and Attorney at Law. They co-authored the "Handbook of Accounting for Insurance Companies", along with other articles and books in the accounting field.

Clair was a 33° Mason, National Vice-President of the Disabled American Veterans, and as President of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants in 1976, was honored to be able to sign the membership certificate of his son, Joseph, who became a CPA at the age of eighteen, the youngest in the United States.

He was also a 25-year member of United Way, as well as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Des Moines Civil War Roundtable.

Clair cherished his country and the unlimited individual liberty given to each of us to be the best that we can be in all our endeavors. He was thankful for the sacrifices others made to preserve our freedoms.

He is survived by his wife Esther, son Joseph and wife Amy, and his grandson Carson. Just before his injury, he was proud to be informed that Carson had earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

The family plans a private graveside service with burial in the family plot at the Eden Cemetery in Rhodes, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, 6 – 8 PM, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes any memorial offerings be made in Clair Galloway's name to:
Friends of Des Moines Parks Foundation, 602 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, April 4, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Friends of Des Moines Parks Foundation
602 Robert Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309