Vivian Ruth Hanson Pereira
1924 ~ 2017

Vivian Ruth Pereira peacefully passed away at 7:12pm on September 11, 2017, in Highland, UT at the age of 93. She is survived by her husband, John Pereira, daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark Cluff, and son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Linda Pereira. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In Vivian’s early years, she was born in Utah, and with her family, traveled to many states for her father’s employment. She eventually came to California, where she got a job as a PBX operator. She loved her family and work, and was always very elegant.

Vivian and John met, fell in love in 1949, and married in 1950. He was the love of her life, and their lives were filled with happiness and joy. They have 2 children, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Vivian knew them all and made sure each was always remembered at every holiday. A card arrived for everyone, with sentiments of love and well wishes.

Vivian was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. All who knew her saw her gentle, attentive nature, her perfect smile, vast array of talents, and her dedication and faith in Jesus Christ. She was loved by many who remained in contact with her throughout her life. In every nook and cranny was a card sent by someone who loved her, reminding her always of the love of her dear family and friends.

Of the many talents Vivian had, sewing was her favorite. Each stitch was perfect, and each garment was a piece of art. She was creative and clever in what she made, whether it was something for her, John, her children, or costumes for shows. She was praised for her designs, and was always elegant in her gowns. She was the epitome of class, beautiful and stylish, and was perfect from head to toe.

Everyone who was privileged to eat one her desserts was immediately hooked. She had unique recipes that her grandchildren and great grandchildren still make and talk about. Her rolls were her pride and joy and many have loved making her recipe! You couldn’t come to her home without enjoying something she had freshly baked. Cookies or cake were always at the ready, and if you didn’t take one, you eventually regretted it and gave in. Despite the enjoyment of her own goodies, she somehow managed to keep her beautiful figure throughout her life.

Vivian was a graceful, loving woman who managed to cope with physical difficulties as her life drew on. She survived breast cancer, and had difficulties in her later years with unrelenting pain. She always kept her faith in God, and repeated her favorite scriptures to keep her spirits up and her faith strong. She always said she wanted to live to be 100, but as time began to take its toll on her physical body, she gave up that goal. Her fortitude in living 93 years is still a testament to her determination and stamina, and her desire to fill the full measure of her life.

Vivian is dearly loved and will be missed by all. Like the beautiful red roses she so dearly loved, she, too was beautiful, and unique, and stunning in every way.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Lehi 36th LDS Ward Chapel, 1631 East 900 North, Lehi, Utah. Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Friday at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the Utah Veteran’s Memorial Park Cemetery in Bluffdale, Utah.

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