Violet Elizabeth Summers died on Sunday, August 21, 2022. She suffered from congestive heart failure in the last years of her life, but it was exposure to COVID-19 that took her life. She was 86 years old. Violet was born on November 12, 1935 in Easton, Penn. and moved with his family to Southern California when he was five years old. She graduated from Redondo Beach High School.
Violet had many interests including sailing and even lived on a sailboat for a few years, watching her daily soap opera, and in her 50s studied and became a deaconess. Violet’s professional interests were equally broad, ranging from running a body shop to selling real estate in Newport Beach. She retired from working in a hyperbaric oxygen clinic after several years.
She was a very talented oil painter and could no doubt have become the next Kinkade or Monet. However, she became attached to her paintings and was never able to sell her masterpieces, preferring to lend her paintings to members of her family.
Violet had a larger than life personality and had a knack for chatting. She was proud of her Italian heritage and was a master of spaghetti sauce. She always had a perfect manicure with deep red polish. In her youth, she liked to drive her Cadillac around town. Her grandchildren fondly remember once she missed an exit onto the highway and backed up 700 meters.
Violet was predeceased by her father Peter Paul Affa and her mother, Sofia Julia Affa-Stewart of Redondo Beach. She was the mother of Diane Carey and her son-in-law Jack Carey of Oxford, Penn., and Denice Notter, her son-in-law Chuck Notter of Arcata. Violet was the grandmother of Mark, Robbie and Bonnie Carey, and Cassandra Kartashov (née Wagner), Sara Wagner and several great-grandchildren.
Violet is also survived by her brothers Steve Affa and his wife Anita of Idaho, as well as Roger Affa and his wife Marilyn of Colorado, and sister Joice Prince of Idaho. She will also be missed by her many cousins and friends.
She wanted to be cremated and have her ashes spread in the ocean. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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