• Deborah Newman

Senior Living Resident Spotlight: Midge Gallihugh

Updated: May 31


Midge has always enjoyed many hobbies such as puzzles, painting landscape scenes, crochet, and crafts.


She has had a very long love affair with her husband John who also lives at Dogwood Village across the parking lot in nursing care. They were known to fish, garden, golf and walk together. As recently as last year they could be seen cutting grass on "his and her" lawn mowers on their 10 acres in Reva, Virginia.

Midge loved being a mother and grandmother and had good training as she was an older sibling of 21 children who grew up on a potato farm in Alamosa, Colorado.


She always enjoyed music, especially her husband’s guitar playing and singing for friends, family, and the grandchildren.

She had numerous collections of interesting White House Christmas ornaments, glassware, and Precious Moments figurines.

Midge has two children Dan and Tammy, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is loved by the entire family and her friends for her thoughtful hospitality and infectious giggle, which she continues to share with all who visit in her apartment at Dogwood Village.