Name:   Reese A. DeGolier

From:  The Whidbey News Times, Whidbey, Washington
Date:  Saturday, February 19, 2005

Reece DeGolier of Bellingham died as a result of a cerebral aneurysm on Feb. 5, 2005, in Bellingham. He was 30, born in Bellingham on August 20, 1974, to Carla (Jorgensen) and Richard DeGolier.

For many years, his father owned and operated Smiley's Pizza and the Lighthouse Tavern in Oak Harbor and also Shakey's Pizza in Bellingham.

Reece graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1992.  He owned and operated The Factory on N. State Street in Bellingham, which he opened in 1998.

Reece knew how to live life and he lit up our world.  He was an absolute delight to everyone who knew him.  He loved people, making them laugh, doing his best to make them happy. He was kind and strong and helpful and always smiling. He will be so dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father Dick
DeGolier and grandmother Dorothy DeGolier.
Reece is survived by his mother Carla Brigmantas and husband Vic of Bellingham, sister Tonja DeGolier
of Seattle, and numerous other relatives and close friends.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Jones - Moles Funeral Home Chapel in Bellingham.