Olive G. "Babe" Galus

  • Born: May 30, 1929
  • Died: February 5, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family


Olive G. "Babe" Galus, 91, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of the late Eugene J. Galus,Sr, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 5, 2021. Due to the pandemic, services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Babe was born May 30, 1929 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, daughter of the late Harold Greenwood and Ethel Morse Greenwood. Her work experience was in accounting, bookkeeping and finance manager. Babe was employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. and Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company and as finance clerk for Fluvanna County Public Schools. She was also the secretary for Roper Hospital PN School and a greeter at Walmart and Chick-fil-a on James Island.

Babe enjoyed the outdoors, camping, playing golf and loved writing and was a published author of Poetry. Her inviting smile and laughter, which evidenced her love of life, was well known by many. She credited her positive attitude toward life to her faith in Jesus Christ.

Babe was a Christian who loved our Great, Good God, and was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ; she was a part of James Island Baptist Church. She was a devoted loving Mom and an instant friend to all she met.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynda V. Glover (Norty) of Charleston, SC; her son, Paul Vander Vliet (Joy) of Levittown, PA.; her step-daughter, Candice L. Brown of Johns Island, SC; her step-son, Eugene J. Galus, Jr. (Janet) of Seabrook Island, SC; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert W. Vander Vliet and second husband, Eugene "Gene" J. Galus, Sr., a grandson, Justin Allen Brown and her sister Betty Ruth Atema.

We want to thank the many wonderful people at Savannah Place Senior Living for the love and care that they provided Mom over these past years. Thanks also to the compassionate professionals at Crescent Hospice for providing awesome support, kindness, and love as they helped walk us through these past months.

Memorials may be made to James Island Baptist Church, 2023 Wappoo Dr, Charleston, SC 29412.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our family wished to extend our sincere condolences to the entire family. Babe has surely gone on to a better place, may she rest in eternal peace. The Wright Family

Posted by Raymond Wright    February 17, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Lynda and the entire family. Babe was a wonderful person with a great smile and sense of humor. She will be missed.

Posted by Beth Stone, RN - Charleston, SC - Coworker   February 09, 2021

May her soul rest in peace. Such a sweet lady who rightfully deserved the nickname of "Babe". You can now rest in the arms of Gene again. Blessings and God's comfort to the family. Former co-worker, Elise

Posted by Elise Cromwell    February 08, 2021

Lynda and Norty, we were sorry
to hear about Babe. We do rejoice that she is whole again. We lived seeing her beautiful face it Savannah Place.

Posted by Mike and Nancy Inabinet    February 08, 2021

Lynda and Norty, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kay Hanna - Charleston, SC - Friend   February 07, 2021

It is tough sharing our Mothers with God but we know He has a divine plan. He has a new angel in His choir. Dear Lynda and Norty we feel your loss but share your belief that she truly is in a better place. I like to think she is the newest member of my Mother's Sunday School class in heaven.

Posted by JOHN & JOAN BERRY - CHARLESTON, SC - Family Friend   February 07, 2021

Such a fun and loving person. I remember Babe and Gene as friends of my cousin, Belva Dawkins. She thought the world of both of them and cherished their friendship. May you share many fond and loving memories.

Posted by Tensie Campbell - Charleston, SC - Acquaintance   February 07, 2021

What a wonderful soul and inspiration to so many. Babe will be missed by so many but I'm sure Gene is glad to be reunited with her again. Both are now in the arms of our Jesus in Heaven, where we will see them again someday. My prayers are with Lynda and Paul as they deal with the loss of their sweet mother. <3>

Posted by Candice Brown - Johns Island, SC - Daughter   February 07, 2021

I'm saddened to hear of your loss and pray God's comfort to wrap around you and fill your soul and keep you in His peace.

Posted by Ralph Plumley - Wilmington, DE - Friend   February 06, 2021


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