She was a native of Morgan, Utah. She was one of ten children. Vivian has faced and overcome many challenges in her life. Vivian never married but devoted most of her life to the care of two of her brothers and her father. When she was 83 she was one of the most senior participants of the Weber/Morgan Senior Community Service Employment Program. In 2004 Vivian was honored by the Utah Jazz and the Utah Older Worker Coordination Council and presented with an “Outstanding Older Worker Award” at the Delta Center in Salt Lake.