Rebecca “Becca” Galloway

Rebecca “Becca” Galloway

Becca Galloway passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 27th in the company of her entire family at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born on January 12th, 1997 in Grand Rapids, MI, as the daughter of Scott and Tracy (Matuk) Galloway. Becca graduated from Otsego High School in 2015 boasting multiple years on the academic honor roll as well as awards regarding her kindness and love towards others. Becca then attended and was about to begin her final year at Grand Valley State University, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Following graduation, she had planned on beginning a journey of working at a therapeutic equine riding center and eventually wanted to found and run her own. She had a passion for helping people and her heart desired to help convicts on probation become productive members of society. She also wanted nothing more than to rescue horses from dire situations and help them recover from the sufferings of their previous situations. Her first and strongest love was for horses and it showed in her passion for harness racing first and foremost and was followed by four years of 4-H with her beloved horses Lace and Luke. For the past few months, Becca had the pleasure of working at Hopewell Ranch in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a Christian-based therapeutic riding center that reaches out to at-risk youth, veterans, and many others with the use of rescued horses, which was everything that she wanted to do with her life. Becca was a beautiful young woman full of kindness, selflessness, and a fire of determination to never stop fighting.

Surviving are her parents; sisters, Brooke and Kendra Galloway; grandparents, George and Joyce Galloway and Dave and Marge Day; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Dolores Rebecca Galloway.

Friends may visit with Becca’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Martin Reformed Church with Pastor Mark Heijerman officiating. Burial will follow at the Trowbridge Cemetery in Trowbridge Township.

Contributions in memory of Becca may be made to Hopewell Ranch of Mount Pleasant. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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  1. Addison Jackson says:

    Becca was such a kind a gentle soul. Many prayers to you and your family. I love you all. ❤️

  2. Zach VanPutten says:

    To the Galloway Family,

    Peace and love to each and every one of you. A beautiful soul taken too soon, but we know that she’s with you always. Love you all!

  3. Steve & Mary DeMann says:

    Blessings to you dear Scott &Tracy. Our thoughts have been with you and Rebecca for many years now. We shed tears but pray for God’s strength to get thru this. We don’t always understand God’s ways…much love Steve &Mary DeMann

  4. Amanda sherwood says:

    My deepest sympathies, I pray you all find peace and comfort and the memories can bring a smile inspite of the tears

  5. Denise Davis says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family

  6. Jackie says:

    Becca was a pure soul, always looking out for everyone else and lending a helping hand.
    Becca understood the struggles of illness and surgery and provided my daughter with a shoulder to lean on and the most heartfelt care package I’ve ever seen.
    Until we meet again, Becca❤️

  7. Debbie Anderson says:

    Tracy and family my heart breaks for all of you with the loss of Becca. I remember in elementary school when her health issues began and what a sweet and brave fighter she always was with the wonderful support of her loving family always beside her. I pray that God gives you strength and comfort in the days ahead. With all my love.

  8. John & Earleen Barber says:

    Our prayers and love to all the family.

  9. Amy Nieuwenhuis says:

    Galloway Family – my heart is so full when I remember what a fighter Rebecca was and how we shared our deaf left ears. Love and hugs to each of you. Heaven is a brighter place tonight because of its new angel.

  10. Tom Lohr says:

    My thoughts & prayers go out to the entire Galloway family. I didn’t know Becca personally, but have known George, Joyce & Scott for years. She sounds like a wonderful young lady. I can truly feel your loss. Condolences,

  11. Becky and Russ Deaton says:

    Words fail us at this time, but please know that our hearts and prayers are with all who loved Becca.

  12. Christa (Gardiner) Braun says:

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious daughter. Sending prayers of strength and comfort to all who loved her.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Becca was one of the kindest and most gentle of souls! Our hearts are broken. Sending love and prayers of peace to your precious family.
    The Richardson’s

  14. Cathy Springstead says:

    I only met Becca a couple of times, but she was a very special lady and will be missed by everyone at HopeWell Ranch and beyond. You and your family are in my prayers.

  15. Cheryl Putnam says:

    So sorry for your loss, Galloway family. She was such a sweet girl. Hugs and prayers, Love, Cheryl and Rex Putnam

  16. Mark & Gail Ver Hage says:

    Gallaway family—- Words can’t express loosing a child, very sorry you an your family has to go through this loss. Just know that we are keeping you in our thoughts an prayers.

  17. Bonnie Smith says:

    Scott an Tracy,
    For right now an all the days ahead- Wishing you strength an peace.

  18. JOANNE CHASE says:

    I remember Becca with a smile always on her face. My heart and prayers are with her family. God needed a new angel and he pick Becca.

  19. Dick & Sylvia Davis says:

    Scott and Tracy Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  20. Grant and Becky VanHeukelum says:

    Scott and Tracy, we are so saddened
    to hear of Becca’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Lana Elkins says:

    I, personally did not know Becca well, but what I saw was a genuine Sweetheart. What a blessing to encounter such a wonderful person. She was a genuine asset to our Cabela’s Family.
    Peace and comfort to you all during this extremely difficult time.

  22. Cindy Francisco says:

    Scott and Tracy, I’m so sorry to hear about Becca, she was such a loving and caring young lady.

  23. Barb Schreuder says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  24. Barbara Precord says:

    My deepest sympathy for you and family Tracy my heart goes out to you at your time of loss thoughts and prayers❤

  25. Dale & Sandy Morse says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Becca. Our prayers are with your family.

  26. Gary & Laurie Wray says:

    Scott, Tracy and girls,
    We are so very sad to hear of your loss. Please know that we are thinking of all of you in this time of grief.
    She will be the brightest star up in heaven.

  27. Judy Smalla says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to your family. Judy and Scott.

  28. Duane Gay says:

    We are so sorry to hear this our prayers are with the family! ^y^ ^y^

  29. Craig Phillips says:

    thoughts and prayers at this time.

    way to young to leave the earth

    God must have plans for her at the next level

    peace to all

  30. Kelly Canarr Haynes says:

    Becca you was a beautiful, kind and wonderful soul. A rare and amazing person. I am so proud to have known you and to have called you my friend. I will miss your smile, your laughter, and the few times we would hang out and just talk. I will miss you and your love for horses deeply. Sending Love and Prayers to all the Galloway Family and friends…

  31. Dawn Cook says:


    So very sorry to hear of Becca’s passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  32. Don and Shirley Brown says:

    Thoughts and prays to her family. Your in our prays. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time.

  33. Scott and Barb Edwards says:

    Scott, Tracy, and family, We were so sad to hear about Becca’s passing. Our hearts hurt for you. We remember seeing Becca with you at the fair stakes races and at Northville. She was a happy girl and loved the horses. We will be praying for you all.

  34. Joyce and Cindy Russell says:

    Scott and Tracy
    Sorry for your loss your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers

  35. Crystal Plowman says:

    What an awesome person Becca was. She was an inspiration to me. Parents: you must have done something right to raise such a strong & resiliant young lady. I will miss her so much, especially her laugh.

  36. Meggen says:

    Your girl will be missed by too many to count. She has always been a shining star. My prayers and wishes for your grief to be short lived,and turn the loving easy memories that bless your days.

  37. Maria Germain-Bush says:

    My heart goes out to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. What pain hurts worse than the pain of losing someone that you love? Though the pain you’re feeling must seem unbearable, please remember that you are not alone. Psalms 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.” Pray to Him for strength. Weep to Him when there are no words.

  38. Christopher Kierkus says:

    Dear Galloway Family,

    I was one of Rebecca’s professors at Grand Valley, and am deeply saddened to learn of her passing.

    She was an excellent student, and a genuine pleasure to have in class. I’m glad I had the chance to get to know her; albeit briefly.

    Please accept my deepest condolences and sympathies,

    Dr. Christopher Kierkus

  39. Kelli Rousseau says:

    Becca and I were hired at the same time at Cabela’s. She was a great person to work with. I’m glad I got the chance to meet her. I will miss her. Praying for the Galloway family.

  40. Chad Jackson says:

    Becca was a beautiful person, inside and out. Her passion to serve others was inspiring. Becca was genuine, thoughtful, and ambitious. It was an honor to know her.

  41. Bardley & Janet Curry says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Galloway family. God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

  42. Ruth Stauffer says:

    Becca was a beautiful young lady I knew her from Washington St. school. I was pleasantly surprised a while back when she waited on me at Cabelas. She caught me up on what she was doing and some of her plans for the future. She minimized her health issues. She was so excited about working at the horse ranch. She touched every life she came in contact with for the better. She will be deeply missed. May God hold each of you close and give you a peace that passes all understanding.

  43. Gary and Donna Langford family says:

    Our heart breaks for you guys. There are no words that can be said that can fill the void that Rebecca filled. The Lord can give comfort , be sure to lean on Him. We are praying for your family.

  44. Amy Waring says:

    I met Becca when I was working with her at Cabelas. She was always a quiet soul and friendly. Becca was good at finding specific items I had questions about/knowledgeable about her area in Camo Clothing. At the Thanksgiving or Christmas meal(I forget which) we talked about her plans for the future. She had such a tender heart for others as well as animals. I really admire her kindness and generosity. She will be missed by all her family and friends at Cabelas, I know. When I remember her I will joy in the great times we shared and look to that great day when we meet again. God richly bless Beccas’s family and give grace and the comfort only He can provide at a time like this.

  45. Tina Kalleward says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  46. Cassandra Boyce says:

    Scott, Tracy, Brooke and Kendra,
    My heart is aching for you and I am praying The Lord shelter you in His strong embrace.
    Becca imprinted on my heart in elementary school with her strong spirit, positive attitude, and willingness to face whatever life brought her. As a young woman, she grew into beauty personified by adding a great sense of humor to the list. Heaven gained an amazing angel and she will be missed greatly!

  47. JR and Cheryl Sayfie says:

    Scott, Tracy,

    Wrapping you in love at a time when words fall short.

  48. Richard Kane says:

    God bless you, Rebecca.

  49. Bonnie Strand says:

    Becca was beautifully young with so many attributes, such a kind heart and “LOVED” by so many. It was an was a pleasure watching her grow.

  50. Jacqui and Jeff Heck says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  51. Sue Parsons says:

    Thinking of all of you during this sad time. So sorry for your loss.

  52. John Woniewski says:

    Becca was a such a sweet and wonderful person. She was kind and always willing to help anyone. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  53. Bob and Nancy Dyksterhouse says:

    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you . May you find strength and comfort through faith, family and your many friends.

  54. Steve & Amy Hayse says:

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family

  55. Pam Olson says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rebecca was a strong, beautiful young woman. So saddened by your loss.

  56. Julie Taylor says:

    Scott ,Tracy and family my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Heaven gained a Beautiful young Angel.
    Peace be with you all.

  57. Jake says:

    Becca was an amazing co-worker and never failed to put a smile on any of our faces; she was loved by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  58. Elaine Figel says:

    I remember Rebecca when she was an Allegan Street Student! She was always such a sweet and beautiful little girl! She was so compassionate with the other students and especially when Brooke started school she became her protector! Our prayers go out to the Gallaway family for peace and healing! Rebecca will be missed by all! But we all have many wonderful memories of her love for her animals and horses and especially her family!

  59. Kim, Brian and Kalee Sparks says:

    Becca was always smiling and always so kind to everyone. May God get you through this devastating loss and allow you to feel her love still surrounding you in the smiles of others.

  60. Penny Armstrong says:

    I didn’t know Becca or you but know your mother/mother in law Marge and Dave I’m the daughter of Eugene and Bonnie Pratt but deepest condolences to the family and may god bless and heal all of your hearts in time but never forget

  61. Bill Becki Billy and Michael Ruh says:

    We are very sorry for your loss.Becca was a very special young lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  62. Ramon Jon Zantello says:

    I am sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you all.

  63. ken and jane cash says:

    becca was a special coworker kind alsowilling to help others will be greatly missed thoughts and prayers are with you

  64. Sandra Massingill, Chapter ED says:

    Dear Holloway family, all the members of Otsego’s P.E.O, chapter ED, sends its love and condolences to your entire circle of family and friends. We are sending a contribution in memory of Becca to Hopewell Ranch in Mt. Pleasant. May The Lord bless you and keep you, may His light shine upon you.

  65. ken jane cash says:

    becca very sweet kind fun coworker will be missed thoughts and prayers be with you cabelas

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