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 Galya <I>Swansen</I> Gunderson

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Galya Swansen Gunderson

  • Birth 23 Mar 1933 Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 2008 Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Tigard, Washington County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Block 1209, lot i, grave 7
  • Memorial ID 92857578

Galya "Nigh" Gunderson March 23, 1933 - July 13, 2008
Galya Gunderson, age 75, of Beaverton, formerly of Cascadia, Oregon, died Sunday, July 13, of natural causes.
Galya Gunderson was born as Diane Elizabeth Swansen in Pasadena, Calif. The family moved to Klamath Falls where she was raised. She attended Southern Oregon State College before graduating from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Galya had a 30-year career as an elementary schoolteacher in California before her retirement. She then served as librarian and book shop manager at Bosch Baha'i School in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She moved to Cascadia in 1992, where she was an active member of the local Baha'i Faith community. Galya was the Mysticism Editor of the Planet Baha'i website, a contributing member of Millennial Mystics, and she was the author of Birds of the Heart, a book about the Baha'i Sacred Writings for young people.
Galya moved to Beaverton, Oregon in March of 2007, where she became a member of the Beaverton Baha'i Center until her death. She will be missed by her family, friends, and many members of the Bahá'í Faith community.

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  • Created by: Joel Simmons
  • Added: 30 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92857578
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Galya Swansen Gunderson (23 Mar 1933–13 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92857578, citing Crescent Grove Cemetery, Tigard, Washington County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Joel Simmons (contributor 47865683) .