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Vivian Gallington


10/06/1923 - 04/02/2014 Obituary
Vivian Gallington Obituary
Vivian Marie Rule Gallington passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2014 at the age of 90. Vivian, the daughter of Lillian S. Eshleman and Lloyd L. Eshleman, was born in Saskatchewan, Canada on October 6, 1923. Vivian's father homesteaded near the town of Eastend, Canada where he built a barn, family home and farmed. Tragically, in 1928, he died at an early age from tetanus and his wife and two children returned to the Nobles County area of Minnesota. Vivian, along with her brother Glenn, was raised on a farm. After graduating from Fulda High School, in 1941, she moved to southern California and met her future husband, George Custer Rule. They wed in LaVerne California on November 25, 1942. The couple lived in Tehachapi, Bakersfield, and Arvin while George taught school. He later became the Di Giorgio School District Superintendent. George and Vivian raised three daughters Barbara, Georganne and Rebecca. Vivian was an excellent homemaker, seamstress, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed playing cards, golf, long walks, and being a member of the Arvin Congregational Church and its Woman's Fellowship. She was especially proud to have finished her AA from Bakersfield College. For many years, she worked for Kern County Schools in the Arvin High kitchen and later as the secretary for the Arvin High Ag Dept. She also volunteered many years as a Pink Lady for Mercy Hospital.
Her husband, George, of 56 years, passed away in 1998. After a move to Kern City, she met and married Thomas F. Gallington in 1999. She and Tom spent 41/2 years together traveling around the world.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Glenn Eshleman, her husbands George Rule and Thomas Gallington.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Scheimer (John) of Arbuckle CA, Georganne Smith and Rebecca Leech (Carl) both of Bakersfield. She has five grandchildren, Courtney and Kelsey Scheimer, Matthew Smith and his wife Robin, Victoria Smith, and Taylor Leech. She also has 2 great-grandchildren, Cruz and Harper.
Vivian will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother who was always caring, thoughtful and polite. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A celebration of life is planned for a later date.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 5, 2014
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