Marian Glover
Marian Glover
Marian Glover
Marian Glover

Obituary of Marian Glover

Marian was born to Milton Glover and Ragnhild Hansen (Glover) on July 24, 1937 in Tacoma Washington, much to the delight of her paternal grandmother, Mildred May Bandy as Marian was her first granddaughter and they shared the same birthdate. Marian spent her primary school years in Bremerton, WA, and had vivid memories of having kindergarten recess on the playfield she shared with soldiers and the military defense bunkers during World War II. For her high school education, she returned to Pierce County where she graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in June of 1956. After High School graduation Marian moved to Seattle to begin her adult life. Her first job when she arrived in Seattle was as a telephone switchboard operator. In 1958 she married Ronald Charlebois and they settled in West Seattle where they raised their three daughters. After her children were older and attending school, Marian went back to school to be trained as a medical assistant. She worked for many years at the former Public Health Hospital on Beacon Hill in Seattle before moving to UW Medical Center until she retired. In December of 2013, after living in West Seattle for more than 50 years, Marian sold the family home and moved back to Pierce County, WA, to the wonderful community of The Highlands of South Hill, where she lived out the last five years of her life. She enjoyed hosting guests in her two-bedroom home and continued her passion for gardening. Marian loved the sense of community, the friends she made and game nights and other activities in the community room. Another advantage to moving back to Pierce County was being closer to a large portion of her family who quickly included her in their daily lives. This included her Aunts Eveline Bixby and Viola (preceded) and their daughters, Marian’s first cousins Barbara McConville, Sharon Beattie-White and Kathy Coburn. Marian loved to travel. Because of this she met Doreen Wensley, who became a dear friend and travel partner. Doreen lives in Victoria B.C. and over the years besides Doreen she has many other friends in the Victoria area. Later in life Marian enjoyed traveling with her children and grandchildren to vacation in warm locations during the month of January, her favorite being Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Marian passed away on January 25, 2019 a few weeks after being diagnosed with adenocarcinoma. Marian is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia Druschba (John), Sue Holm (Chris) and Carol Stiles (Mark); grandchildren Andrea (Mike), Jennifer, Jessica (Drake), Joseph, Emily (Zach), Melissa (Vitaliy) and Gunnar; and great grandchildren Colin, Connor, Ava and Maxim. Please join the family for a Celebration of Marian’s Life on March 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Faith Covenant Church located at 1915 Washington St. Sumner, WA 98390. For people who cannot attend we are planning on having the sermon recorded and listed on the church’s website http://faithcovsumner.com/sermons Donations may be made in Marian’s honor to the Puyallup Senior Center.
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