A Sacred Moment


Nancy Lorraine McGladrey

November 25, 1937 - November 27, 2016

Explaining how much she loved her Grandkids is like trying to count the stars

McGladrey, Nancy, Age 79 of Newcastle, WA passed away Sunday Nov. 27th, 2016 in a loving environment at her daughter and son in laws home in Everett, WA.

Nancy was born Nov. 25th 1937 in Anacortes WA.  Her parents were Henry E. Thomas, (Red) and Esther L. Thomas.  Nancy graduated from Anacortes High School in 1956.  She soon met the love of her life and was married to Jack McGladrey for 47 years, he called her his, Little Chickadee.  
Nancy & Jack moved to the Renton/Newcastle area in 1962.  She was a stay at home Mom and Homemaker, raising her children was her number one priority that she loved.

After losing her husband in 2003, Nancy spent most of her time with family and friends.  One of her favorite activities, playing poker with her longtime friends.  It was quite the social event, numerous snacks, delicious home cooked dinners and fabulous desserts.  Nancy loved traveling to Aberdeen, where she would spend time with her sister and niece, they would drive to the coast and spend a few days.

Anyone who knew Nancy knew she loved the Casino, the Mariners and Elvis!  She would take trips up to Anacortes where she would meet all of her cousins and Aunt for lunch at the casino. Nancy traveled to Memphis to visit Graceland in 2004.  She never missed a Mariner's game on TV.  Nancy loved those times!  
Nancy was most proud of her Grandchildren, she loved to spoil them.  Trying to explain how much she loved her Grandkids is like trying to count the stars.

Nancy is survived by her Sister - Carolyn Smith of Aberdeen,  Son's - Brian McGladrey & wife Korinne of Ellensburg, Dennis M. McGladrey & wife Mayra of Modesto.
Daughter - Lori Sahay & husband Shek of Everett.

Grandchildren - Christopher Wilson & his wife Kristine of Puyallup,  Janelle McGladrey of HI, Gabrielle McGladrey, Dennis H. McGladrey & wife Jennifer, Tanya McGladrey and Tammy McGladrey all of Modesto.

Great Grandchildren - Olivia McGladrey and Aubrie Wilson.

Nancy has many cousins she was close with her entire life and having just one Niece, Kari Patton of Aberdeen WA.  Nancy has a special lifelong friend, she always referred to her as a second daughter, Loretta Huff of Renton, WA. 

"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved , still missed & very dear."


Nancy has requested no services.  She will have her immediate family take her cremated remains to the same location as her late Husband, Jack.

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