OBITUARY

Mary Corrie Kirsis

April 20, 1943September 14, 2022
Obituary of Mary Corrie Kirsis
Mary Corrie Kirsis Mary Corrie Kirsis passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 14, 2022, from complications of COPD and congestive heart failure. Just as she did throughout her life, she was smiling and laughing until the very end. Corrie was born April 20, 1943, in Seattle to Bill and Neva Logan and graduated from Highline High School in Burien in 1961. During high school she worked as a model and then attended San Jose State for a year. She was married in 1962 and lived for two years in Washington D.C. while her husband served in the U.S. Army. They returned to the Seattle area after his service. In 1968 they had a son, Jack and two years later a daughter, Leslie. After her divorce, she married George Kirsis in 1981 and welcomed his two daughters, Holly, and Lori, into her heart. Together they created a loving family. Her professional career was fulfilling and successful. For many years she served as the secretary to the principal of Vashon High School—where she reportedly created order out of chaos. Her next career move was to serve as the sales manager for an employment agency located in Seattle. She finished her professional career as a purchasing agent for a small bank chain in Everett, a job she truly loved. It ended when the bank was bought out by a larger one, and she opted for early retirement. Corrie then started to volunteer at the Northshore Senior Center and eventually become the coordinator for the Bothell division of the King County Meals on Wheels program. She managed a complex program that coordinated meal requirements for about 25 people each week. That number surged to 50 during COVID. She supervised many wonderful volunteers that handled phone calls, packing, and customer deliveries every week for over 500 meals. She also volunteered with the YWCA Pathways/Working Wardrobe program. She and her lifelong friend, Sue Scott, provided clothing and accessories to help needy women prepare for job interviews. She worked with this program for over 15 years. Her favorite quote was, “Bloom where you are planted.” She certainly lived that sentiment. Corrie is survived by George, her daughters Leslie Kirsis, Lori Kirsis (Brian) and Holly Beste (Chris); her son Jack; grandchildren Erin, Jacob, and Reese Beste, Maiga Kenny, and nieces Laurie Brooke (Dennis) and Terry Scarrah. She is predeceased by her parents, her stepmother, Mae Logan, and older sister Sue Scarrah. Corrie’s Celebration of Life will be at the Northshore Senior Center (Bothell) on Saturday, September 24th at 2:30 to 5:30 PM. Join family and friends in remembering this special individual. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northshore Senior Center or Meals on Wheels. Go to https://soundgenerations.org/our-programs/food-security/meals-on-wheels/ or call 425-487-2441 for information.

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