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Manuel Galaviz

April 9, 1939 — October 23, 2019

Manuel "Manny" Galaviz of Cozad passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the age of 80. Manny was born April 9, 1939 in Electra, Texas to Augustine and Delores (Valenzuela) Galaviz. He grew up on a farm west of Ogallala, Nebraska and loved training horses. Manny lived most of his life in Ogallala where he owned a trucking company, Galaviz Enterprises, Inc., for over 25 years, hauling sugar beets for Great Western. He retired in 2000 and moved to Cozad. Manny was a skilled mechanic and would stop to help anyone that was stranded with car trouble. He had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need, even feeding the stray neighborhood cats. Manny enjoyed watching old western movies and having daily coffee with friends at various places in Cozad and Lexington. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Pauline Wood. Survivors include his siblings, Domingo (Marcy) Galaviz of Gibbon, Toni (Raymond) Garcia of Lexington, Louisa (Nestor) Garcia of Ogallala, Josephine (Alan) White of Lexington, Carolyn (Mike) Smidt of Lexington, Rebecca Fitch of Lexington, Marilyn (Larry) Logan of Pacific Junction, IA, Anne (Dave) Wellman of Cozad, Ron (Cherie) Galaviz of Newbury Park, CA, Rita Linley of Lexington, Natalie (Mike) Burns of Albany, OR and Deb Mettenbrink of Kearney; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Nathan Rhea officiating. Cremation was chosen. Burial at Ogallala Cemetery will be at a later date. There will be no book signing. Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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