Diana Galvan

August 5, 1958 - August 8, 2022
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“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy.  Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” – Maya Angelou

Diana “Deanna” Galván, who peacefully and surrounded by her loving family entered the regions of immortal felicity on August 8, 2022 in Laredo, TX, has certainly left her mark not only on those closest to her but on the myriad of alumna who entered her classroom doors at Martin High School.

To call Miss Galván a teacher would hardly serve her justice; for she was like a candle, consuming itself to light the way for others, a visionary and pioneer who took cheerleading and dance in Laredo to the next level, and a mentor who selflessly took many under her wing and molded them into the best version of themselves.

Throughout her life, she modeled principals of integrity, hard-work, and dedication for her nieces and nephews who lovingly considered her their 2nd mom.  Her incessant encouragement fueled many of her loved ones’ personal achievements.  Being the gifted writer of the family, each member could always count on a poetic birthday message, for her thoughtful nature ensured we’d each feel loved on our special day.  She will always be affectionately remembered as “The Diva” of the family for her spirited personality, gypsy heart, sharp-witted sense of humor, and her fashion-forward sense of style which often saved many of us from fashion faux pas.

Though her passing leaves an immense void in our hearts and lives, her good example, the fruits of her labor, and her “mark” will endure.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Inés and Antonia Galván and Juan and María de Jesús López, father, Marcelo Galván, Sr., and niece, Dyla Licon Ventura.

She is survived by her mother, Evangelina López Galván; siblings: Consuelo “Connie” (Raul) Ventura, Estela (Alfonso P., Jr.) Miranda, Juan Gerardo (Dora Elia) Galván, and Marcelo (Analicia) Galván, Jr.; nephews and nieces:  Raul (Lizette) Ventura, Jr., Estela Marisol (José) Lozano, Mónica Elizabeth Ventura, Veronica (José Javier) Villanueva, Juan Gerardo Galván, Jr., Marcelo (Jessenia) Galván III, and Issa Galván (Salvador Gutiérrez III) ; 8 great-nieces & great-nephews, and numerous other relatives.

A private rosary was held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  The funeral mass was held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Fr. Jose G. Cadena as the celebrant followed by Interment at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Alfonso P. Miranda, Jr., Raúl Ventura, Sr., Raúl Ventura, Jr., Juan Gerardo Galván, Jr., Marcelo Galván, Jr., Marcelo Galván III, José Javier Villanueva, Jr., and alternate pallbearer, Vicki Jalomo.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the MD Anderson Medical staff including John V. Heymach, M.D. (Oncologist) and staff, in particular Melody, Laredo Hematology & Oncology Associates including Mohsen Ghadimi-Mahani, M.D. (Oncologist) and staff, Benson Y. Huang, M.D. (Pulmonologist) and staff, Adonis Zuñiga-Goldwater, M.D. (Internal Medicine) and staff, Amistad Home Health and staff, in particular Consuelo “Connie” Martinez, and Nurses on Wheels Hospice and staff  in particular Sylvia Flores.

A special thank you to Mr. Fred Dickey and staff for the unparalleled service provided to the family.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Born: August 5, 1958
Died: August 8, 2022

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Nancy Grah posted on 5/7/23

I remembered Ms. Galvan today and am so saddened to learn of her passing. Rest in peace, Ms. Galvan. Thank you for being such a wonderful dance teacher and friend when I was in high school. Your encouragement, kind words, caring nature were always uplifting and encouraging. You are one of a kind. I will always remember this about you. My condolences to Ms. Galvan’s family ?


Diana Garcia posted on 2/19/23

I just found out of my mentor Ms. Galvan and I wanted to celebrate her life. She was a beacon who brought out the very best in her students, especially me. I learned how to become the woman I am today. Ms. Galvan was amazing in dance and how those she coached, learned to troubleshoot and know what it meant to be a team. Ms. Galvan took the time to show me how to keep evolving and how to better serve community. I have been trying to reconnect with her for the last 10yrs yet, little did I know… May God bless you all and I know she’s in our heavenly fathers embrace. Cheers to our beloved.


Betty Kramer posted on 8/20/22

Dear Estela, Poncho and family, I was deeply saddened at the news of Deanna's passing. My brother Walter "Gogi" said," She was one of my class." She was a shining star that is now beaming down on us. Sincerely, Betty Kramer


Sylvia Guerra posted on 8/19/22

In memory of Diana Galvan, Sylvia Guerra lit a candle


Amanda "Lucy" Garcia posted on 8/17/22

My condolences to Galvan Family. Diana was a very fun loving person full of life. I have many fun memories from High School years and being in Golden Spurs with Diana and my sister Yvonne. REST IN PEACE my Friend. Heaven has a bright star.


Michael Elizondo posted on 8/17/22

I consider myself fortunate to have had Miss Galvan as one of my teachers during my time at Martin High School. She was a very positive influence, and am forever grateful for meeting her. My sincerest condolences to all her family and friends.


Belinda Chamness posted on 8/16/22

Dear Galvan family, I am so sorry to hear about Diana’s passing. I was in high school with her at Nixon and we both were Golden spurs together. She was a wonderful friend. I was the class of 75 and she was 76. Once again I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May God be with you all in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Belinda G. Mata Chamness


Rebeca Reyes posted on 8/16/22

In memory of Diana Galvan, Rebeca Reyes lit a candle


Rebeca Reyes posted on 8/16/22

My sincerest condolences on the passing of my friend and colleague, Deanna. I was so saddened to hear that she has passed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this very sad time. She was a beautiful soul and she will always be remembered fondly. May perpetual light shine upon her always. May she Rest In Peace ???


Lulu Jimenez posted on 8/15/22

My Condolence to her Family members I was her Classmate (teacher) From My botton Heart , I want say I will miss you a Lot My dear Deanna!!


Kicked Pena Turener posted on 8/15/22

In memory of Diana Galvan, Kicked Pena Turener lit a candle


Kicked Pena Turener posted on 8/15/22

RIP Diana you were a good friend. From Kike and Rosa Pena of Laredo Texas.