It is with great sadness that the family of Dolores (Dee) Glaze announce her sudden passing on April 30 at age 84. Dee passed away while resting comfortably surrounded by family members at the Peace Health Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, OR. Dee is survived by her loving husband (Warren Glaze), her sister (Doris Federico), two children (Lisa Bradley and Albert Compton), one daughter by marriage (Sharon Grossetti), two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren by marriage, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dee absolutely adored every one of her family members, as they did her.
Dee was born in San Francisco, CA and lived in the Bay Area until she retired from a career in educational secretary work. In every position where she was assigned she was promoted to the most senior level of that position. During the school summer vacations she and Warren commercially fished out of the Crescent City, Ca harbor. After retirement in 1984, she and Warren sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge on 42 foot sailboat and cruised the Pacific Coast from North Vancouver Island, Canada to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. During the two years of that, Dolores too her turn standing watch at the helm even during stormy seas at night. When at anchor she got busy in the galley preparing the most delicious meals with fresh fish they sometimes caught.
Before Dee and her husband settled in Brookings, they had three separate 1-year adventures in Africa. They explored the many countries and their game parks, met and visited with the native people, and photographed a variety of wild animals while traveling in a Volkswagen Camper.
But, it was in beautiful Brookings which she loved and lived for twenty-six years where she made her most significant philanthropic and political contribution to the community.
In 2003 Dee founded and was president for two years, of the Curry Coastal Republican Women organization that campaigned for Republican Candidates.
Most of all, Dee loved being a participating member of the Soroptimist International of Brookings organization. She found it so satisfying to be a part of such a generous and thoughtful philanthropically minded group of ladies. She loved participating in the “Live Your Dream” committee which located and financially helped disadvantaged ladies who had, on their own, taken the initiative to further their education.
Dolores Glaze touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life and was often described by her husband, family, friends and acquaintances as the most lovable and loving person they had ever known.
A Celebration of Life event will be announced when COVID restrictions have relaxed enough to allow group meetings.