Reuben Kiplagat Chesire was born on March 27TH 1941 to the great patriarch and matriarch, the late Isaiah Chemwetich Chesire and the late Elizabeth Kobilo Chesire in Kabarnet. Reuben was brother to 11 siblings: Mrs. Rebecca Tomno, the late Mrs. Rhoda Kiptui, the late Daniel Chesire, Hon. Zipporah Kittony, Mrs. Lily Maiyo, Mrs. Betty Kipsaita, Mrs. Magdalene Chelimo, the late Esther Chesire, Mrs Emily Taruru, Mrs Margaret Kibogy and Mr Stephen Chesire. When his father passed away in 1963, Reuben took on the mantle of the family, taking on the role of a parent and provider at an early age, to his younger siblings.
Reuben leaves behind his beloved wife Alice who was also his best friend of 25 years, Lydia, Caroline and Francisca and his children. He was the cherished father to Rose Kilele (PPD Consultants); Kiptoo Chesire (Learning Resources); Belinda Chesire (Canadian High Commission/CIDA); Janet Boit (Lawyer); Connie Asiyo (Businesswoman); Pamela Otieno (U.K.); William Chesire (Longleat Holdings, Nairobi); Renee Chesire (USA); Jerono Chesire (Calgary, Canada); Timothy Chesire (Leeds University, U.K.); Toroitich Chesire (St. Andrews University, Scotland) and David Chesire (St. Andrews, Turi). All will attest to the fact that Reuben loved his children very much and he strived to give each one the best foundation possible. In his wisdom, he selected the U.K & Canada as the destination of choice for their higher education.
He was further blessed with 16 grand-children: Chepkirui, Kibet & Nanette; Kiptala and Elizabeth; Sean & Jason; Chemutai, Timbi, Philip, Joshua & Angel; Richard, Warren and Tawo; and Maya.
He is father-in-law to Ronald Kilele, Anabelle Chesire, Peter Boit, Caesar Asiyo, William Otieno and Mumbi Chesire. He was brother-in-law to the late Wesley Tomno, Joshua Kiptui, Catheline and Constantine Chesire, the late Paul Kittony, the late Edward Maiyo, late Stephen Kipsaita, Joel Chelimo, Dr. Darius Taruru, the late Jonathan Kibogy and Irene Chesire; He is also brother-in-law to Richard Kipchillat, Prof Prisca Tuitoek, Dr. Cynthia Kipchillat and other members of the Kipchillat family.
The in laws include the Kileles, the Khatembwes of Uganda the Boit family, the Asiyo family, Hon Dalmas Otieno family Humphrey and Grace Mwaniki.