Vivian Darlene Pappas


Vivian Darlene Pappas On May 16, 2011, we lost a beautiful mom, gramma, sister and friend. Vivian Darlene Pappas is now in Heaven with God and her husband of 62 years, Lewis Pappas. Vivian was born on June 5, 1929, in Pilot Point, Texas, and moved to Renton in 1944. She was a vital part of the Renton community where she lived and raised her children. For many years she enriched the lives of Renton senior citizens during her employment at the Renton Senior Activity Center, first as the Volunteer Coordinator then as Site Manager. She was also a member of Renton’s Senior Advisory Board.

Vivian loved music; she played the guitar, piano and organ, recently was learning to play the ukulele and she ALWAYS had dancing feet any time music was playing. Vivian loved attending her kids and grandkids choir, band, musical performances and sporting events. She also loved the Mariners, crocheting, knitting, card making, Southern Gospel music and the ocean. Vivian liked to have fun, often at her own expense, and she attracted people to her side with her love of life and positive personality.Vivian’s life was rich with love and her proudest accomplishment was to love and support her family.

She is survived by her six children: Vicki (Norm) Miskin, Steve Pappas, Lora (Joe) Shannon, Sandy Frank, Linda (Gary) Stallman and Lonnie Pappas, ten grandchildren (Mike, Scott, Stacy, Stephanie, Jenny, Jake, Brianna, Andrew, Emily and Sam), 17 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many extended family members.Vivian’s riches are in the people in her life and she would want us all to NOT mourn her, but to listen to the music and dance…in her honor!

2 Responses to “Vivian Darlene Pappas”

  • Diane Lawton says:

    I loved my Aunt Viv. She had an inner light that you don’t often see people. She was funny and had a sometimes irreverant sense of humor that I found to be delightful. I will never forget you, and I know that I will see you again one day. love you always, Diane

  • Jerry Kilmer says:

    Aunt Vivian was a warm and wonderful woman. She always had an encouraging word for everyone that she came in contact with. I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face! You will be missed but I know you’ll be watching over the whole flock now. And I’m sure you’ll be making your presence felt even if its from a far. I thank God for bringing you into my life an I know he’s happy to have you with him. Love, Jerry

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