William Galliand

William Galliand

Nov. 14, 1957-May 21, 2022

Lifelong Alaska resident William “Wild Bill” Galliand passed away with his wife Clara Moonin fittingly at his side, as always, on May 21, 2022. He was 64 years old.

Funeral services were held May 27, 2022. William was buried in the Seldovia Cemetery. Pallbearers included Michael Tabios, Justin Tabios, Glenn Chartrier, John Jankowski, Alex Moonin, Ryan Toms and Dan Bennet.

Galliand was born Nov. 14, 1957, to the late Wilda Me Farley and William Galliand Sr. in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in Sacramento, California, and moved to Seldovia in the early 1970s. Bill worked as a commercial fisherman from seining, crab and salmon fishing, to long lining and set netting. His last season set netting was in 2019.

William Galliand will be missed by his immediate and extended family, along with the Seldovia community and the fishing industry brotherhood he worked in throughout his lifetime. He adopted most of his wife’s traditional Sugpiaq lifestyle and enjoyed living off the land and sea.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Moonin of Seldovia; brothers, Jim Boock and Chris Boock; daughter, Margaret Moonin; stepson, Mike Tabios; and grandchildren, Justin, Mayson, Raiden, Raphael, Mordecai, Rocket, Malice and Jace.

Arrangements were made by the Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.