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Joanne Irene Soltis

1944 ~ 2021 (age 77)


Joanne Soltis, 77, of Tumwater, WA died June 5, 2021 with her brother and niece by her side. Joanne was born March 27, 1944 in Tacoma, WA to Joseph S.P Soltis and Anna H. Soltis. She lived most of her life at Rainer State School in Buckley and later moved to Miner House (a SOLA Group Home) in June 2018. Joanne loved visits from family, hamburgers and milkshakes and always welcomed the singing of “Jesus Loves Me”.

Joanne is survived by her brother Les Soltis (Kathy) of Auburn, WA and nieces Rebekah Soltis of Tacoma, WA and Hannah Soltis-Kruse (Louis) of Salem, OR.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday July 3, 2021. 1:00p.m. at New Tacoma Cemetery 

SOLA team members or Rainier School employees who cared for Joanne, should contact Amy Dorsett-Holly (SOLA Program Administrator – Thurston County) to confirm your attendance. Phone: (360) 764-0516
Family members should contact Cousin Elaine for details and to confirm your attendance.
Note: Out of an abundance of caution and respect for others, the family asks that you wear a mask during the graveside service (except of course when eating cookies and/or drinking coffee/bottled water).



In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please consider a donation in Joanne’s memory to:


The Arc of Washington State

Attn: Stacy Dym, Executive Director

2638 State Ave. NE

Olympia, WA 98506


Or as an alternative, on-line donations can be made through the following:




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Graveside Service
July 3, 2021

1:00 PM
New Tacoma Cemetery


The Arc of Washington State
2638 State Ave. NE, Olympia WA 98506
Web: https://arcwa.org/donate/giving/

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