Philis Ann Piotto, 79, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on April 5, 2017 at Harmony Haven.
Philis was born on July 30, 1937 in Everett, the daughter of Philip & Johanna (Zevenbergen) Strand. She was raised in Seattle where she attended Catholic School until the family moved to Santa Barbara, California where she completed her education.
In March of 1959 she was united in marriage to Valentino Piotto and they made their home and raised their family in Santa Barbara until moving to Treviso, Italy in 1964, returning to Santa Barbara in 1966.
Besides raising her family Philis worked as a residential housekeeper for 30 years until her retirement. She moved to Mount Vernon in 1994 and to Sedro-Woolley in 2015.
Philis is survived by her daughter, Stefania Wack and her husband Peter of Mesa, AZ; her son, Peter Piotto and his wife Beth Ann of Sedro-Woolley; two grandchildren, Samantha Wack and Libby Piotto; her sister, Sandy Underwood and her husband Bob of Lacey; a niece Molly Underwood; close friends, Peggy Suryan and Arlene Ludwig. She was preceded in death by her husband, Valentino, a daughter Annamaria Piotto and granddaughter Jaclyn Piotto.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Bradford House and Harmony Haven for their care and love of Philis and to our family and friends who mde Philis feel loved and special. Memorials in honor of Philis are suggested to The Landing, c/o United Peace Health Hospital, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.
A Graveside Inurnment service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 12:30 P.M. at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel Sedro-Woolley.