Viola Rose Cisneros Siestreem
A rosary will be held in honor of Viola Rose Siestreem, 95, of Coos Bay, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 16th Street, North Bend, Oregon, 97459. A Memorial Mass will follow at noon with Father Jorge Hernandez presiding. A Reception will be held the same day 1-3 p.m.at the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Tribal Hall, 338 Wallace Street, Coos Bay, Oregon. A Graveside blessing and internment will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 19 at the Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd. Happy Valley, Oregon. Please be mindful of COVID-19 protocols as we gather.
Viola Rose Cisneros Siestreem made her transition to be with God on February 22, 2021 in her home in Coos Bay, Oregon. She was surrounded by her family. Viola was born October 18, 1925 in La Feria, Texas. She was fortunate to be one of twelve children and is survived by a large family.
Viola married James Robert Siestreem March 3, 1946. They had three children, John, Pamela, and Julie, all of whom are still living. Viola was a grandmother to four children, Sophia, Sara, Joshua, and James William, all still living. She was great grandmother to six children, Isabella, Benito, Jorney, Sailee, Jordan and, Justus. She was auntie to twelve nieces and nephews and great auntie to twenty-one great nieces and great nephews.
Viola was a lifelong member of the Catholic church. She volunteered countless hours to the church as a reader, host minister, CCD teacher, sacristan, support staff person for baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals and rose garden gardener all throughout her life in each community she lived in; Holy Redeemer in North Bend Oregon, St. Rose in Longview Washington, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Kelso Washington, and St. John's Hospital church in Longview Washington.
Viola loved life and living every day. She strived to be better, kinder, and more loving each and every day. She made each person in her life feel like we could do anything we wanted to. She told us she will love us forever and for always. As happy as we are for her to be with God in heaven, we miss her deeply.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon, 541-267-4216.