Violet Griffith

Former resident Violet L. Childs Griffith died Sept. 24, 2011, at the age of 82. She was currently a resident of Bradenton, Fla.

Raised in West Seattle, she became a renowned comedian and musician who loved making people laugh. She owned and operated Vi’s Place in Buckley, with her daughter Darlonna. She is a member of the West Seattle High School Hall of Fame and among her many awards, she was an Eagles Woman of the Year. She provided financial and emotional support to many nonprofit organizations and people of all walks of life. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter Darby, son Lonnie, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Memorials are suggested in her name for her son Lonnie’s care and can be sent to186 Bimini Dr., Palmetto, Fla. 34221.