Viola Anna Corlis Beach

Viola Anna Corlis Beach

Vi passed away July 18, 2013. She was born December 24, 1919 in Hecla, South Dakota to William Corlis Jr. and Jennie Sidman Corlis. She and her family moved to Renton in 1937 where she graduated from Renton High School, met and married the love of her life George R. (Bob) Beach. They were married on April 19, 1939 and celebrated the next 74 years together.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Gregory Lee Hallock, her sisters Donna, Doris and Iva her brother Arvid.

She is survived by her loving husband Bob, children Bobbie (Lee) Hallock, Iola (Paul) Rehn, grandson Jeffrey (Jessica) Rehn and two great grandchildren Hallie and Colton.

Our mother will always remain to us the most beautiful, fashionable mother possible. She was an experienced buyer for I Magnins, worked at the Renton Library, worked as a bookkeeper and later waitressed for Dad's mother's restaurant "Elsie's Lunch" in Renton. Mom had a passion for dancing and danced with such style and grace. She danced with Dad and to his harmonica and violin music right up to three months before passing. She loved all holidays and family gatherings and attended Sunday church services and church activities at the Renton Highlands Community church with Dad for over fifty years.

A Memorial service will be held at the Highlands Community Church, Renton, WA on August 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the . Please share your thoughts and memories of Vi at or

Funeral Home

Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home
350 Monroe Ave Ne Renton, WA 98056
(425) 255-1511

Published in The Seattle Times from July 24 to July 25, 2013