Genevieve Eleanor Corliss

March 1, 1920October 3, 2012

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Seattle, WA.


Genevieve Eleanor Corliss

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Jennifer Busch

October 16, 2012

Absolutely Beautiful! Genevieve was a sweet heart that I adored from the second I met her. Everyone here truely "loved her so..." Bonita, she couldn't of asked for a better daughter to be here for her. You are a real blessing as well.

Leah Hunkins

October 11, 2012

Your tribute to your Mom would make her proud! You have all the wonderful traits and characteristics that made your Mom so strong too. Your Mom lives on in you. Hugs & love, Leah, Jo & Sam

Bob Zappone

October 9, 2012

Great pictures and a loving obituary. Bonita, you gave her your best.

David Wright

October 8, 2012

She was a great women and Bonita lovingly cared for her.

Terri Walton

October 7, 2012

You did a wonderful job with the photos and obit - she sounds like a very strong woman! Love to you all.

Bonita Corliss

October 6, 2012

Genevieve Eleanor Corliss was born in Danville, Illinois on Marc 1, 1920 and passed away on October 3, 2012 in Burien, WA at the age of 92.

Mom grew up during the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. As a young woman she joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp during World War II. She served as a telephone operator. She returned to Seattle and continued to work for the telephone company. In 1946 she met Robert T. Corliss and they married in August 1947. In the years that followed they had two children, Mark and Bonita.

Mom was always up to try something new. As a family we skied, ice skated and played tennis. Mom and Dad both loved golf, which they played for many years. They were both accomplished "hole in one" golfers during their years of retirement in Arizona. They lived there for the next 28 years, but always found time to come back to Seattle to visit many times over the years.

With Dad's passing in June 2007, Mom lost her companion and friend of 60 years. She adjusted to living full time in Seattle and spent many happy hours with her daughter Bonita shopping, going to lunch, and enjoying the scenery on long car rides.

Mom struggled with ill health in the last years of her life, but proved to a strong and determined person. She lived her life the way she chose to live it. One example of her determination occurred two years ago when she was recuperating from a broken hip. She decided that she wanted to go home before her release date from the rehabilitation facility. She escaped from the facility and took a cab home! Mom could be a force of nature!

She was preceded in death by her father Clifton, Mother Carolyn, sisters Helen and Juanita, and her husband Robert T. Corliss. She is survived by her son Mark (Sharon), daughter Bonita (Pamela) and four grandchildren, Danny, Josh, Lizzie and Haven.

The family would like to thank her caregivers at Highline Hospice, Scott, Rosie and Sharon. The family would also like to thank all the staff at Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation and Dr. Buttitta. They provided Mom with the best of care over the last several months of her life.

Mom's favorite phrase as I left the nursing home each time was "I love you so". I loved her as much as she loved me and will always be grateful she was my Mom.

Bonita Corliss

October 6, 2012

Bonita Corliss

October 6, 2012

Bonita Corliss

October 6, 2012

Bonita Corliss

October 6, 2012