Garner, Vivian Anita Vivian Anita Wendeborn Garner, 90, passed away peacefully in her Dallas home surrounded by her loving family on December 2, 2012. Vivian was born on March 1, 1922 in Waco, Texas to Ida Mae and Jack Wendeborn. She attended Crozier Tech and shortly afterward met her sweetheart, Lloyd Hayes Garner. They married on October 16, 1941 and had two daughters. Vivian took pride in her career at established Dallas companies such as Reynolds-Penland - and never letting anyone forget her favorite customer was Tom Landry - and Henry S. Miller Company where she worked as a leasing agent in the 1960s and '70s. However, her true passions lay with the Dallas Cowboys, country western music, square dancing, traveling the countryside of Texas and Colorado, and, as she grew older, watching "Dancing with the Stars." Vivian is survived by her two daughters, Darlinda Trammell and Sharon Garner; her four grandchildren, Derek Trammell (Nicole), D'ann Trammell Hughes, Brandon Finger (Amanda), and Alisha Sinacola (Joseph); and her eight great-grandchildren Grace and Duke Trammell, Chloe Finger, Alexandra and King Hughes Jr. and Gaetano, Valentino and Sophia Sinacola.. Additionally, she is survived by her two brothers and their wives, Irene and Jimmie Wayne Speck and Nancy and Lonnie Lee Speck. She is predeceased by her husband Lloyd and her brothers Eugene Albert, Thomas J.O., Bobby Gene, and William Lem Speck. A memorial service for Vivian will be held at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas, Dallas, Texas 75225 at 11:00 am Friday, December 7. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Southwestern Medical Center for Osteoporosis Clinical Research. The family would like to thank her physicians, doctors John Young and Khashayar Sakhaee, and the staff of Windsor Senior Living for their loving care and compassion during her last years.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 6, 2012