Alison Lee Gleason


October 27th, 1952  –  September 3rd, 2022


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Alison Lee Gleason

On September 3rd we lost a beautiful wife and a wonderful mother. Alison Gleason was born in Seattle, Washington on October 27th, 1952 and continued to be a long-term resident of the area. Before becoming a mother and focusing on raising her daughter, she spent time working in the food service industry. Alison felt happiest being out in nature, whether that be walking through Discovery Park or taking trips to the ocean. Being quite sentimental at heart, she loved anything old–including movies, art, and antiques. Alison was also an avid gardener and an exceptional cook. She had a giving spirit and knew how to make every holiday and special occasion truly memorable. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her, including beloved pets and backyard creatures.

She is survived by her husband Michael, daughter Tara, brothers Tyler and Christopher, and sisters Pam and Noelle. She is also survived by her Aunt Patricia, in addition to many other family members. Alison was preceded in death by her mother Lucretia Celeste Bach and father Edward Swindlehurst.

Special thanks to Snohomish County Fire and the staff at Evergreen Hospital Kirkland.

2 Responses to “Alison Lee Gleason”

  • Tara says:

    Thinking of you always. ❤️

  • Kathy Johnson says:

    Over 40 years ago Mike introduced our family to Alison. There was never any doubt in my mind that Mike had met the love of his life and that the two would become “one”.
    Alison’s love for my brother would’ve been absolutely enough to satisfy my sister-heart, but our friendship turned out to be something so precious to me that it’s impossible to reduce it to words left on a memorial page. Alison was endlessly encouraging, patient and quietly wise. She added beauty and uniqueness to every floral arrangement she made, every gardening project she took on, and every holiday celebrated.
    Her love and devotion to Mike and Tara truly was immeasurable.
    My goodness, all the memories of meals we shared I will never forget. It was a humbling experience to be a guest at Alison’s dinner table. My heart understood that the food served was and expression of her warmth and nurturing, and that family time was sacred in the Gleason kitchen. Whatever was served without fail became the best version of that dish!
    Alison’s old-fashioned qualities always made you feel like you had finally arrived safely home.

    Thank you, my dearest sister, for all of the love you shared, and all of the wisdom and kindness you bestowed. I miss you terribly now, but I am confident we will see each other again.

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

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