March 18, 1978 - October 2, 2021
On October 2, 2021, Amanda Elizabeth Colletti Amend, passed away due to Covid. Amanda is the daughter of the late Frank A. Colletti, and Sharon (Martinez) Parker of Tacoma, WA. Step- daughter to Armando Martinez of Grandview, WA. Amanda was born in San Diego, California on March 18, 1978. Amanda attended public school in Grandview. She was well-liked in Grandview and had many friends. Amanda moved to Yakima when she was a young adult and worked as a manager for Papa Murphy’s Pizza for a few years. In early 2000, she moved to Western Washington and met her husband Steve Amend. Amanda started working at Fred Meyersaround this time. She worked there for many years and she was loved by so many. In 2006, Amanda gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Meira Lynn Amend. Amanda was a devoted mother to Meira and loved her very much. Amanda and Meira enjoyed spending their time at concerts, going out to dinner, watching the Seahawks and creating memories. When Meira was about seven years old, Amanda and Steve chose to separate. In late 2014, Amanda and her sister Phyllis Ermey lost their little brother, Frankie Colletti at 32 years old. It was a very hard time for both Amanda and Phyllis and they leaned on each other a lot to help get through that difficult time. Mostly, working together to help their mom get through losing her only son. In 2017, Amanda with her partner, Martin Kucia opened up their own business, Pacific Shotcrete. Amanda and Martin worked tirelessly together to build their business and make it a success. Amanda was very proud of the business she created and often expressed it to others. Next to seeing her business grow, Amanda enjoyed her family and spending time with them. Christmas and Thanksgiving were her favorite time to eat and hang out with her brother-in-law, Steven, her niece Clare, Clare’s husband Nicholas and Clare’s step-daughter Chloe. Amanda was especially close and loved to dote on her two nephews Steven III (who Amanda nicknamed “Bean”) and Nicolas (who Amanda nicknamed “Nico” or “Nicolletti”). Amanda’s loved her little Nicolas who is also Amanda’s godson. Amanda’s Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday October 16, 2021 at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, WA 98499. The service will be an open casket so that friends and family can see Amanda and give condolences. A reception will immediately follow. Amanda will be cremated however; she will not be buried at this time. A second service for Amanda will be at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1201 Missouri St., Grandview WA 98930 on Saturday October 23, 2021 at 2pm. This will not an open casket service so anyone wishing to see her is asked to attend the Lakewood service. Amanda’s mom, Sharon, recently expressed her sadness in a note to her daughter; To my precious daughter, Amanda, the good Lord needed our angel, and he took you away. There was never a more loving friend to all. You were someone who cared about others deeply and who showed love to everyone. It is with such sorrow that I have to say goodbye to my little girl. Your daughter, Meira, and I must carry on without her but knowing that you are watching over us from above. Your sister, Phyllis, is heartbroken. You two were so close to each other. To every person you touched, Amanda, you gave love and friendship. I know that you will never be forgotten, my beautiful daughter, we love you.
On October 2, 2021, Amanda Elizabeth Colletti Amend, passed away due to Covid. Amanda is the daughter of the late Frank A. Colletti, and Sharon (Martinez) Parker of Tacoma, WA. Step- daughter to Armando Martinez of Grandview, WA. Amanda was... View Obituary & Service Information
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