A fond family memory: In 1971 I moved from Santa Barbara and attended UPS in Tacoma. My school breaks were spent at home (Seattle) with my dad, Chandler Jones (first cousin of Lew Hughes and Marjorie Anderson). Each year we were invited to Marjorie and Andy's lovely Christmas Day family gatherings. Early '70s attendees also included Lew and Vivian; Vivian's mother (Mary Ellen Hall); my dad's parents (Wat and Mary Jones of Tacoma, spending Christmas with us in Seattle); Marjorie and Lew's mother (Dell); and Marjorie and Andy's son Len and wife Leslee. Happy times!
My family and I are so sorry to hear about Vivian. The last time I saw her was at Lew's sister's memorial service at the Hearthstone. Vivian and Lew and Vivian's aunt, Lottie East were great friends of the Conner family in Bryn Mawr, and I know that my father, Charlie and uncle John(same age as Vivian) went to school with her at Bryn Mawr and Franklin. My dad and I used to visit them, and I remember the old car in Lottie's garage.
John and I send abundant blessings to your family. Your mom is resting in His arms now. Blessings to you!
I did not know Grandma Vivian very well because our family moved a lot but regrettably never to Washington.
For as long as I remember, I always got a card on my birthday from her and grandpa Lu. The cards were always signed 'Vivian and Lu.' When Lu passed, she still never missed a birthday. Even though it is only small event after something so big of a loss, she still sent a card. This time it only was signed 'Vivian'. I could not imagine not including Lu's name.
Even through the heart ache and then becoming sick, she was a determined women to live and love. I am honored to be part of her family and have that same blood run through me. Hopefully I will am/become that strong of a person. My heart goes out to her daughter and my grandma Mary
We can grieve for the ones we have lost, but I know that what I still have is precious. Don't forget the man who died to save us. Thanks to him we can be certain in heaven.
Ps. I will try never to forget a birthday card or call.
I love you family. Stay strong.