Barbara Behrens Galloway

November 15, 1955 - January 27, 2021

Barbara Behrens Galloway, 65, of Hemphill, Texas, passed away with her children and partner by her side on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 15, 1955, in Beaumont, Texas, to Paul Behrens and Maurine Ener Behrens.

Barbara is survived by her children, Shay Galloway and Sophie Galloway of Hemphill, Texas; parents, Paul and Maurine Behrens of Beaumont, Texas; partner, Bill Vernon of Hemphill, Texas; siblings, Beth Behrens Christal of Buda, Texas and Paul Behrens Jr. (Tanya) of Beaumont, Texas; and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Barbara graduated from French High School in Beaumont, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University and The University of Texas where she received her Pharmacy Degree. She practiced Pharmacy at several locations until settling in Hemphill, Texas. In Hemphill she purchased and lovingly restored the childhood home of her mother. Here she raised her children and became an active member of the Hemphill community. Before moving to Hemphill Barbara was an active member at Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont and was a valuable contributor to the creation of the Christmas presentation of “Road to Bethlehem”. Barbara made many friends at WUMC through her engagement in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Barbara was very passionate about helping others and giving back to her community. She was very involved in her church and in local organizations of the school. Some of the organizations she helped were the Hemphill ISD Education Foundation and the “Seed Patch,” after school program at the First United Methodist Church of Hemphill. Barbara was loved by many and cared greatly for her family and friends.

There will be a private family gathering held at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021, at First United Methodist Church, 181 Milam, Hemphill. Barbara wanted to protect the community she loved, so coronavirus precautions will be in place.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Seed Patch” of the First United Methodist Church in Hemphill, P.O. Box 287 Hemphill, Texas 75948 or an organization of your choice.


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Memorial Service
  • 181 Milam, Hemphill, Texas 75948
  • 02/27/2021
  • 11:00 am

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Patricia Baggett

I have many memories playing with Barbara during my childhood. We spent the night many times over the years. She will be missed. Prayers to her children and family

JoLynn Augsburger

Barbara was an amazingly strong woman and I will always remember how she took care of my mother as she battled cancer. I always looked up to her. She set an example of how to live life. Love ya!!!

Butch Spafford

Condolences...Barbara was always a friend to me.

Charlotte Graffagnino Morgan

This breaks my heart. Barbara was one of the kindest people I knew. She always had a smile on her face and always had something kind to say to others. Praying for her family and friends. She will be missed. FHS ‘74 ♥️


Prayers and many good thoughts to families who loved Barbara she affected so many through her career, community and church families, God be with all of you during this time and God Bless.

Retha Duke

Prayers to her family..

Patrick Handy

Very Special lady

Karen Neild

What a wonderful gift of love Barbara was to so many, I know she will be missed.. prayers for her family.

Carrie Lynn Welty

God love Barbara and her family. She was a childhood friend through high school. Years later we lived down the street from one another with busy young families.. It’s nice to know she lived in her family home in Hemphill. Prayers of comfort for Barbara’s family and community.

Renee and Mickey Covington

Barbara has been my dear dear friend for most of my life. I have so many wonderful memories to keep her close. She inspired me with her strength, faith, and love. Praying for comfort and peace for Bill, Sophie, Shay, and the rest of her family and friends..

eileen TINDALL

Deepest sympathy to Barbara's family and loved ones. Once she left to Hemphill we never saw her or the babies (at that time) again. She was always missed in our SS class but never forgotten. Thoughts and prayers with all of you.

J Glenn Cummings

Barbara was a very class person. Always admired her.. condolences.

Gerard Giardina

Mr. & Mrs. Bergen’s, P.D. and Beth, Very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. . May the peace of Christ be with you all in this time of grief.

Linda Leger

My dearest friend and community advocate. What a beautiful person whom radiated tge people around her to make them their best. A loving and giving person. Leaving a void in my heart.

Susan Flanagan Lopez

My sweet Barbara you have made such a difference in so many lives including mine! Your beautiful children are such a testimony to your love and great parenting. You will be so missed here on earth by so many. FHS ‘74❤️

Joe M and Pam Davis,Lovoi

We are so sorry for your loss, and pray that God brings you, and your family comfort..

Pat Friese

My deepest sympathy for Sophie, Shay, Bill and all her family. Barbara was a precious friend and leader of our Agape Sunday School class. at Hemphill FUMC. Her devotion and service to her church will be a wonderful and lasting legacy. My prayers and love are with you all.

Terry McGraw

So sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara. She did a great job of designing and painting the "Seed Patch" Sign.

Helen Falgout Baker

So sorry for your loss. Will keep all the Behrens family in my prayers.

Johnnie Watts & David Watts

Our sincere sympathy to Barbara's family and the Behrens. We are proud of her life, contributions, and sacrifice.