Alice L. Thixton Galbraith


Alice L. Thixton Galbraith, 91, of Seymour, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Born Aug. 28, 1925, in Beech Grove, she was the firstborn of five children to George and Addie Michener Peachee, both of whom preceded her in death.

Alice was a 1944 graduate of Shawswick High School in Bedford. On Nov. 17, 1944, she married Raymond E. Thixton, who preceded her in death in February 1968. She then married Frances “Bud” Omer Galbraith on May 25, 1985, and he preceded her in death in March 1988.

Alice worked in the photography business for more than 30 years. She first worked for the deMercado Photography Studio on California Street in Columbus. The studio was moved to the corner of 17th Street and National Road and later was purchased by Bud Galbraith. When The Commons in Columbus first opened, she and Bud opened Galbraith Photo Center, which was on the corner of Fourth and Washington streets. After marrying, they moved to Florida. Alice lived a total of 19 years in Lake Worth before moving back to Seymour in 2005.

Alice loved the photo business and loved working outdoors, where she enjoyed planting and working with flowers. She was well known to have a green thumb. She loved to fish and one summer took a fishing trip to Alaska. She loved to travel and made trips to Japan and Israel and took a long trip out West.

Survivors include her children, Vic (Cindy) Thixton and Phillip M. Thixton, both of Seymour, and Rodger Thixton of Jacksonville, North Carolina; two stepsons, Gregg (Theresa) Galbraith of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and Terry Galbraith of Columbus; two sisters, Julietta Weddell of Pineville, Kentucky, and Marilyn Mumford of Columbus; a brother, George L. (Shirley) Peachee Jr. of Salvisa, Kentucky; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three half brothers, Leon Peachee, Roland Peachee and Homer Peachee; and a sister, Hazel Willcutt.

The funeral service will be at noon Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Seymour with the Rev. Jeffrey Stuckwisch officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. Internment will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Community Home, 111 W. Church Ave., Seymour, IN 47274; Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201; or Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour, IN 47274.

Barkes, Weaver and Glick Funeral Home in Columbus handled arrangements.

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