Glidie Rainwater Mobley, 1936-2018

Glidie Rainwater Mobley passed away Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Louisiana to Bessie Reid and William Monroe Rainwater. She was predeceased by her parents (William and Bessie), her husband or “bunk mate” as dad referred to her, Charles Richard Mobley Jr.; a son, David; a grandson, Brady; her sister, June; and her brother, Edward.

She is survived by her children: Charles R. Mobley III, Harvey L. Mobley (Pam), Pamela Christensen (Lee), Robert A. Mobley (Deborah), and Sharon E. Siracusa (Pat); her grandchildren: Tina Fritas (Gary), Lance Wong-Mobley, Peter Davin (PD) Wong-Mobley (Krista), Nathan Christensen, Caitlin Christensen, Christopher Christensen, Blake Edward, Shaylene Mobley, Kristin Dion-Hosie (Jesse), and Lukas Siracusa; her great grandchildren: Kaden, Mason, Rachel, Davin, and Abbygale. She is also survived by her sister Mitchele Buffington (Guy), Allen Buffington, and Fay Bowe.

She spent her life with her husband flying all over the world and she raised five kids while working as a seamstress as well as being guide, mentor, example, and support to her children. She referred to herself as “the chief cook and bottle washer”. Her passion was helping other people find their ancestry through genealogy as well as searching for her own. She achieved a high level of expertise as a genealogist, and was able to keep thousands of family trees in memory and at her fingertips. Another passion was being part of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and she loved being with those ladies! She loved reading and gardening. She was always helping somebody. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Obituary from Premier Funeral Services

On a personal note, Glidie was a friend to this website for nearly three decades. If you peruse the records, you will find many of them marked [290], which indicates that the source for the record was Glidie’s original research. She was a tireless, generous, and fact-based researcher, who spent thousands of hours accumulating records and communicating with other researchers. Her knowledge of the family was remarkable and few of us ever found something she didn’t already have. She will be missed by the Rainwater research community. — Susan Chance-Rainwater

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