Glora Reese

Glora M. “Chic” Dorsett Reese


September 3, 1928- June 30, 2009

Born in Yakima, Wa. to parents Maude and Roscoe V. Dorsett Sr.

Survived by loving husband Karl Reese, Seattle Wa.

Brothers Ron Dorsett of Kirkland, Wa, and Virgil Dorsett of Mulino, OR.

Also survived by Daughters Nancy Craddock of Duvall and

Cheri Wagner of Quilcene, Wa, Sons: Fred Wagner, Monroe Wa., and

Brett Wagner, St Paul AK. 

Adored by 9 Grandchildren and 13 Great grandchildren.

There will be no memorial service at Chic’s request. 

A private family celebration of her

life to be held at a later date.


I have only slipped away into the next room.

I am I, and you are you,

Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name. 

Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.

Put no difference into your tone.

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed

At the little jokes that we enjoyed together

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.

Let it be spoken without an effort,

Without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.

It is the same as it ever was.

There is absolute and unbroken continuity.

What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am

out of sight?

I am but waiting for you,

For an interval,

Somewhere very near,

Just round the corner.

All is well.


-Henry Scott Holland


Love you gramma.  We will miss you.

70 Responses to “Glora Reese”

  • cheri says:

    Hey MOM, its been three years without you and it shows I really miss talking with you. Laughing alot and have dicks burgers for lunch miss you mama tell big brother hello and big Jer too.Im home alone and reflecting on all the things I miss Take care I love you Cheri

  • cheri says:

    miss you so much my hip has been fixed finaly

  • Nancy says:

    Hi Mama, Happy Birthday yesterday! I didn’t forget we were with Grampa, celebrating. Karly, Gracen and I went to visit Grampa for your day. Then Ron and Tony showed up and Tommy was home too! It was a nice visit. I always feel closer to you when I go to your house. I miss you, lots Mama. And I love you more than words can say. I can’t believe you would be 84 years young this birthday! It feels like you have been gone forever. Hugs, Nan

  • cheri says:

    Well another Thanksgiving gone by and still not the same when we use to come over and celebrate the holidays love you Cheri

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Merry Christmas Mama! this is Christmas number 4 that you’ve been gone. Thanks for all the memories because we sure need them to get us through! I miss you everyday. Love you, Mama

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Happy Easter yesterday, Mama! Yes, we gathered and ate as usual, but then you know that! Sure do miss you. Love you, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Mother”s Day isn”t the same without you, Mama. Love you

  • Midge Guinn says:

    Auntie Chic, it’s been 4 years and 1 day and I still feel like it was yesterday.I miss you so much, there has never been anyone on earth who I could talk to about any thing and know that you would not judge me, only comfort and give you wonderful advice. You left such a big hole, that will never be filled. So looking forward to that day when we can sit and talk and laugh and cry together. I often wonder if you really knew how your life effected all of us. Love you and miss you. Ishcabibble

  • Midge Guinn says:

    Auntie Chic, it has been quite a week, you guys are getting kind of crowded up there, give Virg and Donna a big hug from miss. I miss you all so very much. You are in my heart and thoughts daily. love you

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Another birthday for you come and gone. I hope you celebrated in the stars! I miss you so much, Mama. love you, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    well’ Christmas number 5 without you is approaching! I look around and see how all of us have incorporated a little bit of you into our holidays! It will never be the same without you, Mom, but we are begrudgingly moving on. I think about you everyday. Love you and Merry Christmas. Pass the word on to everyone up there! Hugs for you Mama, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Summer is comin up. I always think at this time of year, how we would plan my summers around days that we could spend together, goodies shoppin, or having high tea or just having a lunch together. I really miss those times Mom! I think of you every time I go to a goodies store or a specialty shop that has things in it I know you’d like and I just pray that you are standing there with me, enjoying it as we did so often. Love and miss you so much ,Mama.

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    well, your birthday came and you and Karl’s anniversary went by and we’re still missing you like crazy! Please step in on our Seahawks and give them a good push in the right direction! LOL! just lovin you, Mama. hugs, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    it’s 2015 all ready! It’s also my birthday. I just want to know, am I still your Valentine? Love and miss you, Mama

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Still lovin and missin you, my Mama.

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Merry Christmas, Mama. Miss you so, love you lots.

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Mama, you would be crazy over my grandkids! I so wish you were here to see them! We have a new grandson, Harrison, and Mama, hes so beautiful! but you know this, I know you are never very far away. I love you!! and miss you. love Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Hi Mom! Happy New Year! I still think about you every day and wish you were still here. Life is just not the same without you… Love you so, Nan PS My grandson has your beautiful blue eyes!

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Just missing you, Mama
    love you, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Hi Mama! checking in with you after the holidays and into the New Year all ready. Miss you so much! I hope you are enjoying all of your new great grandkids that have come along since you left!I know you have held and played with them all before they got here!! Theres Gracen and Harrison and Jodi Sunshine and Little Tommy and a new little girl on the way! Keep watching over us! Love you Mama, Miss you every day!

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