Crystal Lynn Gallant

OAKLAND – Crystal Lynn Gallant, 51, unexpectedly passed away on July 28, 2022, at her home in Oakland, Maine.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1970, in Waterville, Maine to David “Dick” R. Thebarge, Sr. and Marlene M. (Marcoux) Howard.

Crystal was predeceased by her parents, Marlene, and David; stepfather, Lewis “Picky” Howard; brother, David R. Thebarge Jr.; grandparents, Andrienne (Roderick) Marcoux and Donald Marcoux; and her fiancé of 15 years, Ronnie McBreairty.

Crystal married Donald H. Gallant in 1990 and had two beautiful daughters, Angelena Gallant (age 31) and Courtney Gallant (age 27). Crystal loved seeing her daughter’s accomplishments and listening about their adventures. It always brought a smile to her face.

Later in life, after Crystal and Donald separated, Crystal found love with Ronnie McBreairty and his two sons, Lowell, and Ryan McBreairty.

Crystal loved listening to some country music and gathering with family members. Crystal sought out the good in everyone and made many friends along the way.

Crystal’s occupation was a food service worker at Dana Dining Hall located at Colby College. She worked closely with many beloved coworkers since Oct. 1, 2008.

She is survived by her daughters, Angelena, and Courtney; siblings, Lisa Thebarge, and Joshua Thebarge; nieces, Amber Oakes, and Hannah Moody; alongside many other family members and friends.

A graveside burial ceremony for Crystal will be held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery; 78 Grove St., Waterville, Maine, on Thursday, August 18, at 11:30 a.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church Street, Oakland, where condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

Flowers or donations to the family can be sent c/o Wheeler Funeral Home.

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