Gladys Mae Rash

March 27, 1930March 10, 2019

Gladys Mae Rash passed from this world on March 10, 2019, after a brave, and mercifully, brief battle with kidney cancer. She has lived the last year and a half with her son Bruce in the Portland, OR area and they shared many happy times together.

Gladys raised three sons while working at the Seattle Public Library for nearly 50 years, and retired, after heading the Mobile Branch division for 25 years, as the longest term employee in the history of Seattle’s library system. She and her husband Wayne, (who passed in 2013), lived on the Cedar River in Renton, WA for over 35 years, loved their walks with their little schnauzer ‘Joey,’ and traveled and camped out in every State and National Park in Washington for over two decades after retiring.

She is survived by her sons Bruce and James, 5 beautiful grandchildren (and 3 step-grandchildren), 4 equally beautiful great grandchildren (and 5 step-great grandchildren), 1 exceedingly beautiful great, great granddaughter, brother Ted Sunderland, sister Charlene Smith, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was loved by everyone who ever met her; the very soul of compassion. Her son Bruce summed up her sweet and simple philosophy with these words;

"Err on the side of kindness…

Err on the side of generosity…

And when you are seen as naive for doing so,

Err on the side of forgiveness…"


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Gladys Mae Rash

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