Ella Louise (Ariss) Korpi, 78, of South Bend, WA, passed away at home on May 7, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at the Raymond Elks Lodge #1292 on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2 pm. Ella was born in Seattle, WA on June 14, 1942 to William "Bill" and Ruth (Shaw) Edwards. She grew up with three siblings: Arnold Ariss, Margaret "Midge" Porter, and Carl (Teresa) Ariss. Ella graduated from South Bend High School in 1961, and worked for a short period of time as a nursing assistant in Seattle. Ella married the love of her life, Nick Korpi on January 6, 1973. They made their home in South Bend. She was a devoted homemaker and she enjoyed her time babysitting. She volunteered at the South Bend Chauncey Davis Elementary, at her churches, South Bend & Raymond Eagles, and the Backpack Program. She was a proud member of the Chinook Indian Nation. She enjoyed playing cards with the card club, going to Bingo & Casino, and shopping trips with her friends and family. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid baker and enjoyed gardening and her annual trip to Dennis Company to pick out her favorite flowers, double-headed pansies. Ella is survived by her sons, Douglas Sands and Nickolas Korpi; daughter, Cynthia Sands, granddaughter Kyra and grandson Joseph. She is also survived by her brother Carl (Teresa) Ariss, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ella was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Ruth, sister-Midge, brother-Arnold, daughter-in-law Tammie, and granddaughter Mariah. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Raymond Elks Lodge. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond, Washington. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.
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