Glory Gayle Corbett passed away Good Friday, April 15, 2022, and proceeded to dance her way to the light of heaven where she was surely met by her beloved dog Smoky, parents and those she loved that went before her.
She was born in Livingston Montana to Alida and Glen Grazier. Her younger years were spent in Montana where she loved the rolling hills and beautiful mountains. She was the middle child of 3 with Donna being the oldest and Diane the youngest.
She attended her school years in Malta, Montana until Junior High when the family moved to Seattle Washington. She was interested in early childhood education spending 2 years taking courses at Montana State University. In 1966 she took a job at Boeing where she spent the majority of her career as a Secretary there. It was at Boeing where she met her first husband Conrad Knopf. 2 years later in 1969 she had her first born, a son, Nathan Conrad Knopf. She was so proud of her boy and was always telling everyone how handsome he is. In 1971 Katie Susan was born. Her life was complete with 1 rambunctious boy, and 1 quiet shy blue eyed girl. She later divorced in 1975.
In 1983 a tall Scotsman walked into Glory's life, swept her off her feet, and they never left each others side. Ronald Corbett was the love of her life, a beloved father to her 2 children and his own son Brian Corbett. Glory was a lively, vivacious woman and with Ron's unconditional love, strength, and patience they stayed strong together for 40 plus years! To know her, was to know that she filled her life with adventure and change.
Glory has 2 grandchildren. Jake and Emmie Belleisle. She loved her grandkids with all her heart and was so very proud of them. She had plans to throw a big party for Emmie's college graduation and Jakes 25th birthday next month but we know she will still be with us cheering the kids on.
If you asked her she should tell you that above all else she was a "teacher". She didn't believe in taking life at face value and taught her kids to ask "why", to learn more, and to question everything.
Her passion in life was Folk Dancing where for years she taught free dance lessons to the hundreds. She felt freedom and belonging in her dancing and wanted to share that love with anybody that was interested. She passed her knowledge to her students and would expect them to carry on their passion and love for the dance. So please, always dance in memory of Glory, and continue to pass her knowledge down so that she may forever live on in the dance. Above all else, Glory would love just that!.
Glory had many interests and put 100% of herself into everything she did. She loved to dance, garden, grow vegetables, can food, paint, create pine needle baskets, travel to Mexico, Hawaii, and Yuma AZ. If that wasn't enough she also raised chickens and sheep! In earlier years she also raised Himalayan cats and chow chow dogs. Everyone loved Glory's cooking and knew she was an amazing cook. Nobody left her diner table disappointed or needing more. She enjoyed playing Mexican Train, Rummy O, and Qwirkle with friends and family for hours around the kitchen table with a big bowl of popcorn, flavored of course, with butter and lemon pepper. A bowl of Cheetos was a close second favorite to her popcorn and possibly some black licorice for later in the evening.
Glory was known by many names, the "flower" lady (her amazing flower and vegetable gardens were well known), "flower grandma", the "dance teacher", the "egg" or "chicken" lady, and the "sheep" lady. She was much more than a mother to her 2 children, she was a mother to many who are all a welcome part of our family today. Its comforting to know that there are so many people that loved her in the same way her family always has.
A visitaion will take place Friday, April 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., and Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will take place at the Riverview Cemetery, in Hamilton. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com
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