Vivian Anderson

Vivian Doris (Mayer)(Nelson) Anderson

The Dalles, Ore.

January 2, 1925 - November 30, 2014

Our wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother & friend lost her battle with Alzheimer’s on Sunday, November 30, 2014. She was born January 2, 1925 to John Henry & Katherine Mayer, both deceased, in Brentwood, SD.
Vivian moved with her husband Ray (preceded her in death) to The Dalles in 1960 bringing with them four children. She was a long time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, volunteering in many areas, including teaching Sunday school. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels until health issues arose. Vivian was employed for years by Stadleman Fruit in The Dalles. She later married Richard A. Anderson, and they loved to travel.
Vivian is survived by husband Richard A. Anderson, daughters Beverly (Tom) Davis, Donna Bowman, son Richard D. Nelson and former daughter-in -law and friend Sherlene Bowen. She was preceded in death by son Larry Nelson. She is survived by 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and one great great grandson with another on the way.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or Home at Last.


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