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Lorraine A. Vivian

November 15, 1922 — August 11, 2023

Reinholds, Pennsylvania

Lorraine A. Vivian

 

VIVIAN -  Lorraine A., 100, Reinholds, PA,  formerly of South Fork and Richland, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2023 at the Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Mt. Joy, PA.  Born on November 15, 1922 in Patton, PA.  She was the daughter of Orth and Annie (Fox) Crowell.  Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul J. Vivian; sisters, Lula Mae (Kellett), Margaret (Maxwell), Lydia (Litzinger), Mary Jane (Madden), Catherine (DuBuc), Mildred Crowell, Leona Crowell, Viola (Penn); brothers, Jefferson Crowell and wife Ernestine (Gibbons), William Floyd Crowell; daughter-in-law Kathleen (Walls) Vivian wife of William Paul Vivian.  She is survived by devoted children: Betty Jean (Vivian) Wissinger wife of  LTC Thomas Wissinger (US Army-Retired), Reinholds, PA, and Staff Sergeant William Paul Vivian (USAF-Retired), Mineral Point and his special friend Diane Hughes, Conemaugh; grandchildren, Jennifer (Wissinger) Goodson wife of Col. John Goodson (USAF), Julie (Wissinger) Robison wife of John Robison, Dane Vivian married to April (Durbin), Daniel Vivian married to Katie (May); and eight great-grandchildren, CPT Hunter Goodson (US Army)  married to Taryn (Aylward), Logan Goodson married to Carly (Woods), Isaiah Vivian, Noah Vivian, Jordan Vivian, Savannah Vivian, Lyla Robison and Luke Robison.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families who remained close with their “Aunt Lorraine”.  All were very near and dear to her. Lorraine lived through the Depression and World War II and shared many stories and suggestions on how we should and could be saving.  She had the commitment to family matched by none.  Her family was her world, and she did everything possible to care and provide for them.  Over the years she served as caregiver for her husband, mother, dad, sister, aunt, uncle, and 2 family friends in their later years.  Her family called her the Energizer Bunny, and her husband always said she would live to be 100 (and she did)! Lorraine lived in South Fork until 1973 when she and her husband built their home in Richland.  Lorraine was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in South Fork and was a member of the South Fork Women’s Club.  She briefly worked at Bestform in Windber in the early 60s.   She had been living with her daughter in Reinholds since 2018. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland and again from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Friday, with Rev. Adam Dotts officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.donate.lovetotherescue.org in memory of Lorraine A. Vivian. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com

 
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