Lillie Galiga Himmel passed away on April 19, 2017, at her home in Midlothian. She was 79 years old. Lillie was born on September 19, 1937, in Waxahachie, TX to P.T. and Margaret Galiga. Both of her parents were school teachers, and her father was a football coach. Lillie lived in Hillsboro until she was in the 8th grade when they moved to Comanche, Texas. They remained in Comanche until Lillie was to be a senior in high school when they moved back to Hillsboro. She became reacquainted with her future husband her senior year, and they were married immediately after graduation from high school. Lillie and her young family moved many times as her husband furthered his career in law enforcement. She lived in several towns in Texas, Colorado, and California prior to moving to Midlothian in 1987. Lillie studied and earned her Real Estate license then her Brokers license. Lillie loved the real estate business and since she was the owner of her company she set her own hours and took a personal interest in each and every customer. Lillie loved little children and was a lifelong Girl Scout. She served as a volunteer, trainer and also worked as a professional with the Girl Scout Council in Corpus Christi, TX. She spend many years in volunteer service in the communities she lived in. Lillie was a member of the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 2011. She will be greatly missed by all the people whose lives she touched along the way. Lillie is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Robert Himmel, children, Robert Himmel Jr., Baytown, TX and Margaret Jane Sowell of Waxahachie, TX, grandchildren, Stephen Rains, Venus, TX, Randa Warton, Edmond, OK, Brandon Himmel, Carlsbad, CA, Stacey Ramirez, LaPorte, TX, Josh and Jake Bolton, Waxahachie, TX, 6 great-grandchildren and siblings, Patricia Galiga Terry and Joseph T. Galiga.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church marked to Children’s Programs or the Jesus Fund.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017, with services at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Midlothian, TX.