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Viola Louise Battista

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Battista, Viola Louise
92, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on September 26, 2015 in Spokane, WA. She was born on January 17, 1923 in Warren, OH to the late Albert and Mary (Hudson) Lanning. Viola was a dance and music teacher. She was also a Cub Scout leader, home maker and caring mother to her two sons Thomas and Victor Battista. After retirement, she moved to Spokane, WA to be close to her family. She loved to travel and was proud of her Grand Canyon river rafting trip. Vi is survived by her two sons Thomas (Annette) and Victor (Debbie) Battista of Spokane, WA; grandchildren Diana, Courtney (Bryce), David (Mallory), Lisa (Thomas); great-grandchildren Forrest, Skyla, Alex, Finn and Ryan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J Battista; sister, Gene Guelich and brother, Albert Lanning. Family and Friends will gather at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, AZ for grave site burial to share memories at 10:00 am, Monday, October 12.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 13, 2015
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