Dorothy CCorlett

Dorothy Jean Corlett, a longtime resident of the Enumclaw/Black Diamond area, died Oct. 11, 2011, at the Sunshine Gardens Care Facility in Spokane, Wash. She was 91.

She was born Nov. 23, 1919, to Albert and Selma (Ander-son) Franz in Seattle. She graduated from Black Diamond High School in 1939 and was valedictorian of the class. She devoted her life to being a dedicated wife and mother and was a charter member of the Black Diamond Historical Society.

She is survived by daughter Betty Visser and husband Les of Belgrade, Mont.; sons Robert Corlett and wife Pamela of Cheney, Wash., and Charles Corlett and wife Cindy of Gordon, Wis.; brothers Albert Franz of Enumclaw and Robert Franz and wife Lori of Seattle; sisters Margaret Pearce and husband Larry of Roy, Utah, and Betty Uhrig of and husband Ralph of Orinda, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles M. Corlett; brother Arthur Franz; and sister Louise Bertelli.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Evergreen Memorial Park in Enumclaw. The Rev. Larry Ellis of Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Tacoma will officiate. A reception with remembrances will follow at the Black Diamond Eagles Hall.

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