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Genevieve Wilcox Chesebro

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Genevieve (Vivi) Chesebro died peacefully on May 18, 2015 at Sunrise Living Center in Monterey at the age of 97 after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. Vivi was born in Los Angeles in 1918 to Albert and Marie Louise Wilcox, and had one sister, Yvette, and one brother, Albert, both deceased. She was married to Marvin Chesebro, and together they raised 6 children: Bruce, Gordon, Kevin, Alanna, Rolande and Mark. They had 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Vivi was predeceased by Marvin and Rolande. She spent much of her youth in South America, spoke five languages fluently, and was a gifted artist and long-time supporter of the LA County Art Museum and LA Philharmonic Orchestra. There will be a funeral Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery church in Culver City on May 28, at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 22 to May 25, 2015
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