Alice L. Thixton Galbraith, 91, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
Alice was born Aug. 28, 1925, in Beech Grove, the firstborn of five children to George and Addie Michener Peachee.
Alice was a graduate of Shawswick High School in Bedford, Class of 1944. She married Raymond E. Thixton on Nov. 17, 1944, and he preceded her in death in Feb. 1968.
She then married Frances “Bud” Omer Galbraith on May 25, 1985, and he preceded her in death in March 1988.
Alice worked in the photography business for over 30 years. She first worked for the deMercado Photography Studio located on California Street in Columbus. The studio was moved to the corner of 17th Street and National Road and was later purchased by Bud Galbraith. When The Commons in Columbus first opened she, along with Bud Galbraith, opened Galbraith Photo Center, which was on the corner of 4th and Washington streets. After marrying, they moved to Florida. Alice lived a total of 19 years in Lake Worth before moving back to Seymour in 2005.
Alice loved the photo business and loved working outdoors where she enjoyed planting and working with flowers. She was well known to have a green thumb. She loved to fish and one summer took a fishing trip to Alaska. She loved to travel and made trips to Japan, Israel and took a long trip out west.
She is survived by her children, Vic (Cindy) Thixton of Seymour, Phillip M. Thixton of Seymour and Rodger Thixton of Jacksonville, North Carolina; two step-sons, Gregg (Theresa) Galbraith of Goodlettsville, Tennessee and Terry Galbraith of Columbus; two sisters, Julietta Weddell of Pineville, Kentucky and Marilyn Mumford of Columbus; one brother, George L. (Shirley) Peachee Jr. of Salvisa, Kentucky; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by three half brothers, Leon Peachee, Roland Peachee and Homer Peachee; and one sister, Hazel Willcutt.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Seymour with Pastor Jeffrey Stuckwisch officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time service Friday at the church. A luncheon will be provided immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Internment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Lutheran Community Home, 111 W. Church Ave., Seymour, Indiana 47274, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201 or Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour, Indiana 47274.
Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Alice’s family at barkesweaverglick.com.