Vivian Young Anderson
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March 14, 1925
March 24, 2013
Vivian Young Anderson, 88, passed away March 24, 2013 at Bella Vita Assisted Living in Reno.
Vivian was born on March 14, 1925 in Genoa, Nevada. She was the first of three children born to Walter and Emma Young. She graduated from Douglas County High School in 1942. On February 20, 1944 she married Rudolph Anderson and they made their home in Reno. Vivian and Rudolph were married for 28 years before his passing in 1972.
A life long Nevadan, Vivian worked as a telephone operator with Nevada Bell for 36 years before retiring in 1983. Her great loves were her family, crafting and travelling with her sister Ruby.
Vivian is survived and will be greatly missed by her sister, Ruby Lavery, of Reno; niece Cheryl Rogers and her husband Garry; nephew, Ty Rogers and his wife Carrie Ann of Reno; 2 grandchildren, Rudy Anderson and his wife Vanessa of Sparks; Shawn Anderson and his wife Breezy of Reno as well as five great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Gabrielle, Isabella, Teagan and Tatum.
Vivian was preceded in death by her Father, Mother, husband and sister Lenora Jepsen.
Thanks to all of the staff at Bella Vita for all of your support during these last few months of Vivian's life.
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A memorial service is being planned for April 5th with interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar. 27, 2013