Ann Gallagher - In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Long-Time GAOR Member Ann Gallagher

GAOR expresses its deepest condolences at the passing of longstanding member Ann Gallagher. Ann passed away on November 24, 2023 at the age of 77 after a period of illness. Ann was a REALTOR® at the brokerage Engel & Völkers, formerly known as Dilbeck Real Estate. As we approach the end of 2023, GAOR recognizes Ann’s continued loyal membership at GAOR and at the California Association of REALTORS® upon her recent distinguished recognition as C.A.R. Honorary Member For Life.

Ann had an impressive life not just in real estate. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, she was a White House staff writer during the administration of President Gerald Ford. She worked for a period of time as a stockbroker before dedicating herself to real estate. Ann was also an accomplished pianist and classical organist. Many years ago she and her good friend Ed Cline toured Europe giving concerts.

Ann is survived by family members including daughters Catherine (Katie) and Rochelle, sisters Betty Guthrie Matlock and Donna Henderson, and brother Tim Farrar. She sponsored and raised two adopted Chinese daughters known by their American names Leslie and Connie. Ann is also survived by former husband Jiggs Gallagher and her life partner of over 20 years, Brian Malone, who is also a GAOR member and agent at Engel & Völkers. Brian and Ann shared his home together in Burbank. He said that “she was my partner and the love of my life and my best friend we shared everything together”.

There will be no planned memorial service. In lieu of flowers you may consider a donation in her memory to your favorite charity or to a medical institution for the benefit of diabetes research and treatment such as the American Kidney Fund.

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