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”

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Mama, I will miss you all the days of my life! I know that this was your chosen time and you are walking with Jesus and there is so much comfort for me in that. Thankyou for being my Mom and for the friendship we shared. You are always in my heart. Love always, till we meet again, Nan

  • Brandi Wagner says:

    I will miss you forever, Gramma. I’ll see you again someday. I love you. ~Brandi

  • Virgil &Marie Dorsett says:

    I’ll see you soon, Little Sister
    Love, Virgil

    I also will soon be with you, until then I will miss you so much.
    Love, Marie

  • Cheri Wagner says:

    Thank you so much for always being my MoM
    a song by Rascal flatts says it all
    Here comes goodbye here comes the last time
    here comes the start of every sleepless night
    and every tear Im gonna cry Here comes the pain
    Here comes me wishing that things would never
    change and your always in my heart tonite
    So hear comes Good Bye. I love you mom see ya later Cheri

  • Eric Wagner says:

    Thank you for being my grandma. You will never be far from my heart and always with me in spirit. I love you and know that you are with jesus. We love you Eric,Jes,Tabitha,Dustin,isabella and Titus

  • Shannon Kaploski says:

    Even though I wasn’t your blood granddaughter you always treated me as if I were. I will miss you very much! I love you granma chick! Love Shannon

  • Danielle Musgrove from Alaska says:

    It’s hard to think of you not there, but I do take comfort in knowing I will see you again Auntie Chick and this time, for an eternity. Sending love to the rest of the family! Love Dani

  • Karly Kuecks says:

    My sweet Grams! I will miss our times; our tea parties, our chats, all of our wonderful moments together. there weren’t enough. I know you are shining down on me from heaven, you will be holding my hand through it all. You are my ‘electric’ grandma and will live forever in my heart and memory. I love you. -Karly

  • Rosalie Anderson (Scheidt) says:

    Remembering Chic will always bring a smile to my face. A very kind and genital soul. I will always think of her with fondness and goodness she showed my mother Audrey and and us kids.

    Rosie Anderson (Scheidt)

  • Ronee Poyneer says:

    Dearest Auntie Chic,
    Thank you for being such a loving and fun auntie. You always have spoken warm, caring and encouraging words to me. You have been deeply interested in each member of our large family, rejoicing in our happy times and sympathizing with us in our times of tears. You have been a wonderful example of a loving faithful mother through “thick and thin”.
    You have given me many interesting, sometimes surprising, insights into our family history. You have a wonderful sense of humor. Laughter is a good medicine and you have dispensed it freely. I can’t count the times I’ve had a good bellyache from laughing with you. Thank you for all the fun stories, especially about Papa(Virgil). Smile!
    I will miss you very much while I’m waiting for Heaven but I’m so glad you will be one of the ones who will welcome me. Until then, I hope I can bring some of the joy to others that you have brought to me.
    With deepest love and appreciation,

  • Jody Schmitz says:

    Sweet Auntie Chic,
    You were always so welcoming to all of us Leamer kids and we hold many fun & happy memories of each of our visits with you. You are greatly missed and remembrance of your goodness has left an imprint on our hearts… for a lifetime.

    My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family for their great loss.

  • Ron & Donna Dorsett says:

    Sister, We love and miss You-see you soon, Ron & Donna

  • Alicia KushinWagner says:

    I will forever Cherish the day that we All first met last July. I have this poem for the whole family. “May I Go” May I go now? Do you think the time is right? May I say Goodbye to endless lonely nights? I’ve lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be. So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free? I didn’t want to go at first. I fought with all my might. But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light. I want to go, I really do. It’s difficult to stay. But I will try as best I can to live just one more day. To give you time to care for me and share your love and tears. I’ll be not far, I promise that, and hope you’ll always know, that my spirit will be close to you, where ever you may go. thank you for loving me. You know that I LOVED YOU TOO. That’s why it’s hard to say goodbye and end this life with you. So, Hold me now just one more time, and let me hear you say, Because you care so much for me, you’ll let me go today. With Love Always,
    Alicia and Son Warren.

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Happy Birthday Mom! I miss you so much! In the words of one of my favorite songs, One more day, one more time, one more sunset maybe I’d be satisfyed. But then again I know what it would do…Leave me wishin still for one more day with you.
    If only, Love, Nan

  • cheri wagner says:

    Happy Birthday , as you all ready know I was visiting today and drop off your gift and of course Henry peed on my leg thought you would laugh about that. we all miss you very much. love you always Cheri

  • Tommy says:

    I Love You Grandma

  • cheri says:

    Hi, MOM the holidays are coming and its been hard to think about them but im doing the best I can. Love and MISS you so very much

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Merry Christmas Mama. It was so hard to not have you here with us. It was spagetti at my house and Grampa was here with us. Yes, we are taking good care of him. I love you and miss you so much. Love, Nan

  • Karly Grant says:

    Hi sweet grams,
    I’ve just been missing you. I wish that you could see this preggo belly that has your precious great ganddaughter inside. I know you would be tickled to see me like this. I know that you have something to do with her being a girl, and for that I thank you. It will be precious, we will have gramma chicken tea parties and will be sure to save you a place everytime. I can’t wait to share all of my stories and memories of you with her. She will know what a great and wonderful woman you were. love you gramma.

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Hi Mama, I so wish you were here now to help me through this. I am still missing you so much and now my Jerry is gone too. Will you watch out for him, Mom? You know He fought so hard to beat the cancer but it took him anyway. I feel so empty inside. First my Mama and now my husband, both in less than a year! It is almost too much to bear! But I know that God won’t give us more than we can handle and He knows me better than I know myself so I put my heart in His hands. Take care of my Love, Mama, I’m sure he misses me as much as I miss him. I love you too. As ever, Nan

  • karl says:

    Hi hon.
    I MISS YOU SO MUCH. There is so much to do around here
    I justdont fell like doing anything. I just dont know
    where to start.I just miss you so much. karl

  • cheri wagner says:

    Hi Mommy I miss you I miss talking to you every week.i just miss you love you heri

  • cheri wagner says:

    I Miss You very much HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM

  • nancy craddock says:

    Hi Mama, It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and I miss you so much it hurts. Cheri and I sent flowers to you, I know you would love them! I know you are telling me to knock it off and get on with things. You always told me not to carry on grieving and stuff but to remember the good things about you. But you were such a presence here that it is hard not to be sad that you are gone. I love you, Mama. Happy Mother’s Day. Love, Nan

  • nancy craddock says:

    Mama, It’s been 1 year ago today that you got sick. I remember it like it was yesterday. We spent time together early that day and I remember wishing you didn’t have an appointment that afternoon so we could go play some more. But we made plans to get together again some other time.We will have to wait till we meet again now. I miss you so much. I can’t believe it has been a whole year without you already! It feels like a million. Love you so, Nan

  • nancy craddock says:

    Hi Mama, I just wanted to tell you that my grandaughter was born healthy, strong and beautiful! I know you know that though, there’s no way she could have come into our lives right at the right moment when we needed her most without you having a hand in it! And God, He is so awesome! Karly is a wonderful mother, just like you always said she’d be. We miss you, Mama. You should be HERE for this! I know you are but you know what I mean! You would be so proud. Hug Jerry for me, Mom, We miss you both so much and love you more. Loves, Nan

  • karl reese says:

    I miss you still it dosn’t seem like a year. Still need you here to tell me what to throw away. Ever thing i pick up i think throw away or not it’s still a hard thing to do.
    love karl

  • nancy craddock says:

    Happy Birthday,Mama. I still miss you as much today as I did when you first left. Not a day goes by when I don’t talk to you about something just as if you were standing here with me. I hope you are… Love you so, Nan

  • nancy craddock says:

    Happy Halloween, Mama, love you so.

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Another Christmas gone by without you, Mama We all miss you so much! At the same time, so much says you are still here, watching over us all! Nothing will ever be the same without you here because you put so much of yourself in everything you did. And we all can appreciate that. Love you more than words can say, Merry Christmas Mama. Butterfly kisses, Nan

  • Brandi Wagner says:

    Hey Gramma,
    Yesterday was Christmas, I was in Duvall with Nan, Karly, Jeromy, Gracen and Jeromy’s mom Faith. We had a nice Christmas. We went over to the house and had some of Grampa’s famous spaghetti. It was a very nice day, I got in trouble for getting Grampa a present, but I was expecting it. I missed you a lot, I’m sorry we never got a chance to spend Christmas together, but in a way we did. I felt you here with us. Talk to you later.
    Miss you and love you lots,

  • cheri says:

    Hi Mama, Its New Years EVE and Im missing you so much I decorated for the holidays Just like you would do jojo really loved the christmas stuff it was good to see him smile at everything.I just wish you could have met him hes a real good boy I miss you everyday and every minute the holidays are the worse but grandpa really outdid him self this year it always feels like home. love you always Cheri

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Happy New Year, Mama. Take care of Jerry for me, ok? Love you so and miss you bunches, Nan

  • cheri says:

    Hi MOM, I miss you so much I could really use someone to talk to like we use to do Just to let you know James has turned his life around it took alot for him to see But now he does. we miss you much love me

  • cheri says:

    Hi Mom , Well as you already know Fred went to visit you so you and Jerry take good care of him we will all miss him very much love and miss you all

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Well, he never would listen to you Mom! And now he is up there with you and Jer. Take care of Fred, I will always miss him. And you and Jerry. Watch over us too, ok? There’s such a big hole in my heart these days. I love you all dearly. Till we meet again, love, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Well,it’s Easter time again. Grampa and I are trying to put together yet another family dinner without you!Only this time it’s without you, Jerry and Fred. We will miss all of you and hope your spirits will be near us and together. Hug each other for us! Miss and love you, Mama, Happy Easter

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mama! The world is just not the same without you!! Love you so, Nan

  • cheri says:

    Happy Mothers Day, love you , miss you BIG HUGS FOR ALL love CHERI

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Hi Mama, My thoughts are with you today. It has been 2 years since I last saw your beautiful face. This life just isn’t the same without you here. Though I see you every day in moments of one thing or another. I see you in my Granddaughter’s eyes and smile. But I still ache with missing you. I will always miss you. Loving you so, Nan

  • cheri says:

    Well its been two years and still not the same without you I love you and Miss you very much tell everyone hello from me hugsfor all love cheri

  • nancy craddock says:

    happy birthday Mama! I know you would tell me to quit missing you and carry on and quit fussing about you…it ain,t gonna happen! We just plain love you too much to let go! I still pick up the phone to call you whenever Gracen learns something new or something exciting is happening. I just miss our time together, and the sharing of our lives. I guess we will just have a lot of stuff to catch up on when we meet again! I love you, Mama and I hope they have choclate cake in heaven! As ever, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    I’m REALLY missing you Mama. love you. Nan

  • nancy craddock says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Mama. I hope I have told you how thankful I am that you were my mom and how blessed I was to have you for as long as I did? I hope so! I love you, Mama.

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  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Merry Christmas, Mama. Just missing our fun holidays together with everyone. It will never be the same again. I can’t believe this is our 3rd christmas without you! I know you are telling me to quit counting and get on with starting new traditions for crying out loud! But it’s still hard. You are a hard act to follow!! Just know I love you and miss you and will think of you every day especially on Christmas! Love you so much, Nan Hug that brother of mine for me too!

  • cheri says:

    Happy Valentines day love you

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Mama…I just miss you so bad!

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    Hi Mama, another Easter has come and gone without you. I really miss having you here for all the good food and especially the “butt” rolls every year. whats left of us still gather together every year and remember whenever you and Jerry and Fred were here. We miss all of you so much! Loving you, Nan

  • Nancy Craddock says:

    it will be Mother’s Day on Sunday, Mom. I love you and miss you every day. But Happy Mother’s Day to you. I know you would be here if you could be. Butterfly kisses to you, Love, Nan

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