Tim Gallagher passed away at Renown Hospital on April 30, 2022 at the age of 72. Tim was born in Pasadena, California on December 23, 1949 – the son of Thomas L. and Imogene Cashbaugh Gallagher. Tim grew up in Fallon. Tim was very active in 4-H and FFA and was Nevada State FFA Vice President. Tim graduated from Churchill County High School in 1969. He attended California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, graduating with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture.
After college, Tim returned to Fallon and worked with his father, Tom at Gallagher Livestock Auction Yard. After each lot of livestock was sold, the auctioneer would proclaim “Let `Em Go” to clear the arena, this quickly became the slogan of the family business.
He was a member of the Churchill County Volunteer Fire Department, Fallon ambulance crew, Nevada Farm Bureau, Nevada and California Cattleman’s Association, Elks Club, and Los Rancheros Visitadores in Santa Ynez Valley. He married the love of his life Debbie Beck in Fallon, May 11, 1997. They were proud to carry on the ranching legacy residing in their historic Harmon House built in 1906. Tim and Debbie raised alfalfa and cattle.
In 2005, Tim retired from active participation in the Auction Yard and purchased a Sea Ray 42 foot boat. Tim and Debbie kept the boat at the Sacramento Delta, where they enjoyed entertaining friends and family with barbeques and boat trips. They loved mini vacations on the waterways. They enjoyed fishing and dinner with friends using a Boston Whaler.
Tim is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Beck Gallagher; his sister, Cyndia A. Gallagher; step-sons Jason Bermingham, Dustin Bermingham, Larry (Tami) Boyce and Donald (Jennifer) Boyce; grandchildren Luke Boyce, Sydney Tyler and Alex Boyce; and cousins Jim Cashbaugh and Alonna (Gary) Giacomini.
Donations may be made in Tim’s memory to Churchill County FFA % of Churchill County High School.
A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion Hall, 90 N Ada St. Fallon at 12:00 on Saturday, May 14th.