June 17, 1988 – October 23, 2019


Christopher Kenneth Galbraith was born in Spokane, Wash., on June 17, 1988.


He leaves behind his daughter, Harper, who was his greatest joy and proudest accomplishment. He is survived by his mother, Lori Watson; his father, Jeff Galbraith and step-father, David Watson. His sisters, Jessica Zijlstra and Sarah Galbraith, brother-in-law, Johannes Zijlstra and step-brother and sister, Billy and Lacey Watson. His grandparents, Donna Goldston, Diane Wilson and Janet and Clifford Gunsolus. He also left behind a niece and nephew, and lots of cousins, aunts and uncles. His friend and Harper’s mother Marsie Solis and his partner in life Brittny Fairburn.


Chris graduated from Fox High School in 2006. He joined the United States Marines Corp and served overseas in Okinawa, Japan. Chris worked as a service supervisor for Xtreme Coil and Drilling since 2013.


Chris loved his family and friends deeply. He was a baseball fanatic and recently visited Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He was a geek through and through — often found traveling the realms of World of Warcraft or day-tripping to the Iron Throne.


Harper was the light of his life and his greatest gift to us all.


Chris, we love you and take solace in your peace. We’ll see you in Valhalla. “Well, that’s the one thing we’ve got.”


Honorary pallbearers will be James Henry, Justin Graves and his brothers from Xtreme Drilling.


A memorial will be held at 4 p.m on Friday. at 1120 Clover Court Adkins, Texas 78101. In lieu of flowers, please share a donation in Chris’s name to the Stop Soldier Suicide Foundation. (https://stopsoldiersuicide.org or @stopsoldiersuicide on Facebook)