Dolores "Dee" Stella Reilly
July 30, 1928 – April 12, 2018
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Dolores Stella Reilly, known to her friends as “Dee,” passed away at the Tiffin House in Georgetown, Texas.
Born and raised in England, Dee was followed home from the British Underground (subway) by Ed Reilly Jr while he was serving in the US Army Air Corps, during World War II. Chocolates and stockings soon won over her grandmother Aurigo and within a year, Ed and Dee were married in a bombed out London church. Eighteen months later, Dee was aboard the first of two HMS Queen Mary sailings which brought only war brides to the States.
Always the adventurers, Ed & Dee chose to drive a Suburban from London, England and followed the oil pipe line into Dhahran, Saudi Arabia waving to the Romania soldiers from her porta potty as they passed through Eastern Europe. They would spend 32 years working in Saudi Arabia before retiring to Round Rock, Texas. Here, Dee spent many years as a teacher volunteer at Deepwood Elementary School.
After married to the love of her life for 52 years, Ed preceded Dee in death. Now, she leaves behind her family including brother, Michael Adams and his wife Lettie of Orlando, Florida, and sister, Anne Harris and her husband Harry of San Antonio, Texas. Ed and Dee had two children, Ed Reilly III and his wife Mary, formally of Round Rock, Texas, and Kathleen Garnett and her husband Greg of Liberty Hill, Texas, who all in their great sadness will never forget her. Dee will also be lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren, Sean Reilly, Anna Bergeron, Chris Garnett, and Gretchen Davis, along with six great grandchildren.
Although she will be greatly missed, her family will also have tears of laughter from the countless hilarious memories she has given them. Reading was her passion, spirited debate about anything, a zest for life and gift of gab. She led a remarkable life here on this Earth and is now undoubtedly causing some havoc in heaven.
A celebration of Dee’s life will be forthcoming in the following months once the entire family can be together.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.