Born in San Francisco, California on November 8, 1925. Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Kistler.

Attended Laurelhurst Grade School, Roosevelt High School, and U of W. Worked as a fashion copy writer 1946 to 1948.

Married Ted Rand, artist and illustrator, May 1st, 1948. Mother of Theresa Rand and Martin L. Rand. Grandmother of Sierra Schaller, Luke Schaller, and Roy Rand.

Author of children’s books. Member of Author’s Guild, Bellevue Club, and Woman’s University Club.

Loved and greatly appreciated her husband, her children, her grandchildren, and her privileged life.

Note: Our mom Gloria wrote this herself and wanted a party, so a celebration of her life will be held May 17 from 1:00-4:00 PM at the VFW Hall on Mercer Island.

In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.


More in Obituaries

Alice C. McIntyre | Obituary

Alice C. McIntyre | Obituary

Margaret “Peggy” Parietti | Obituary

Margaret “Peggy” Parietti | Obituary

Dean Bitney | Obituary

Longtime island resident, Dean Bitney, unexpectedly passed away on May 29. Dean… Continue reading

Evelyn Violet Reutimann 
Evelyn Violet Reutimann | Obituary

Born Evelyn Violet Iff in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 25, 1935 to… Continue reading

Janet Sterling
Janet H. Sterling | Obituary

Janet H. Sterling passed peacefully after a brief illness, still young at… Continue reading

Evea Lollie | Obituary

Evea Lollie passed away on Tuesday May 19th, 2020 at the age… Continue reading


Violet O. Jesberg, of Mercer Island, died on February 28, 2020. She… Continue reading


John Graves, 92, a longtime resident of Longbranch, WA, and previously a… Continue reading


Dave Syferd was born on July 4, 1945, and died on February… Continue reading

Most Read