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Vivian Gassmann Britton

Tyler, Texas

Sep 17, 1940 – Feb 11, 2021 (Age 80)


September 17, 1940
February 11, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Graveside services for Vivian Gassman Britton, 80, of Tyler, will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit in Tyler with Father Hank Lanik officiating, under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM  at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home

Vivian passed on to her home in Heaven on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the age of 80 at her home with her family surrounding her after a two year battle with cancer.

She was born on September 17, 1940 in Schulenburg, Texas to Alfred and Antonette Vasek Gassmann.

Vivian lived on a farm in Moulton, Texas until she was 15 years old when they moved to Houston where she finished school.  During her working years she was a legal secretary, working for law firms in Houston, Tyler and other locations.  She retired as Office Manager for Cowles and Thompson law firm in Tyler. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tyler for almost 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Vivian is survived by her husband of 42 years, Leo Britton of Tyler; sons, Murphy Britton of Ft. Worth and Robert A. "Robbie" Britton and wife Carter of Tyler; brothers, Roland Gassmann of Columbus, TX and Wayne Gassman and wife Conney of The Woodlands, TX.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and so many first cousins that no one could count them.  All who knew her, loved her.




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Leo and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Vivian was such a sweet, intelligent, and beautiful woman - inside and out. I'm sorry we were unable to attend the services. Mother nature had other plans for us. I always told her she looked like a movie star. She had Heddy Lamarr looks and brains, and a Sister Teresa soul. I know she will be truly missed by many. God bless you all.

Chief Britton and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs Britton’s passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.

Leo, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am a cousin to Vivian. During the years that I was able to visit with her at reunions, she was always smiling. I always thought she was so beautiful and classy. I will miss her and her lovely smile.

Leo, I am so very sorry. Vivian was not only a coworker but great friend and second mom. She was an amazing woman

I am so heavyhearted for your family Robbie. During the years of Catholic school days, your Mom was always such a very sweet and kind person in school activities and church. She was a lovely person in so many ways and her friendly smile was a greeting for everyone. You were blessed to have her as your Mom. Give my condolences to your Dad and family.

Vivian was such a sweet lady and good friend. She will be missed by us all.

Leo, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We had the highest regard for Vivian and you. Know y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Beverly and Linden Black

Miss Vivian will always hold a special place in our hearts. I first knew her when she worked for attorneys Kent & Schofield. We reconnected when my daughter married into the Richbourg family. She was so loved by my grandchildren who would often talk about Miss Vivian & Mr. Leo. Condolences to her family.

We are so sorry to hear about Vivian. She will be greatly missed. May God grant eternal peace and rest upon her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.