Violet E. (Vi) Hess, 90, of Glendale, AZ, peacefully departed this life on March 21, 2021.
Vi was born December 7, 1930 to Clifford and Esther Sullivan in Riverside, CA. Soon after, the family moved back to AZ. Upon graduating from Phoenix Union High School in 1948, Vi married Elmer D. Hess.
While in her early years of marriage, Vi was actively involved with the Fire Bells, an organization through the Phoenix Fire Department that helped families who had lost their homes to fires.
In 1956, they adopted twin boys David and Donald and in 1958 adopted their daughter Laura. While Vi had 3 young children to raise, she dedicated her life to being a wonderful supportive mother.
In 1973, Vi attended Glendale Community College then went on to Arizona State University to earn her teaching degree. After graduation, she worked as a Special Education Counselor in the Washington School District for many years. Vi had a passion for gardening, dancing, traveling with Elmer, and hosting parties for family and friends.
After 55 years of marriage, Elmer passed away in 2004. She is survived by her sons, David Hess (Karen) and Donald Hess (Kelly) and daughter Laura Teague (Martin) as well as grandchildren Christopher Hess, Brandon Hess, Stephanie Hess and Ryan Hess, and great-grandchildren Piper, Seth, Madyn, Hunter, Kira and Fallyn. Also surviving Vi in death are her siblings, Betty Stephens, Barbara Heyer, and Cliff Sullivan; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Due to COVID restrictions a memorial service will be held at a later date TBD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to - Thema Health Services (Hospice), American Heart Association or National Kidney Association.