I got a hold of one of the ladies that were in contact with Viv on ivillage. I was sorry to find out that she had passed last December. Here is the e-mail she sent me;
I am so sorry I didn't know about
you. I would have let you know. I didn't
find out until a day or so after the funeral. Her sister, Amy, was supposed
to let me know. I believe I found out by reading a post on the Frugal
Kitchen. Viv and I used to IM everyday. Yes, Viv passed away last
December. I am curious about
how you found me. I am so glad that you did.
This email is going to be leaving me because we are going to have to change
our Internet Provider.
I am a cl for Administrative Assistants for the iVillage.
We are having a lot of storms and tornados, so I don't know if this message
will be sent to you...
Here is the Obituary that I copied from an online newspaper.
STRATTON, Vivi-Anne L. - Of Davison, age 59, died Sunday, December 16, 2007
after a courageous battle with cancer. Vivi-Anne was born in Kittanning,
Pennsylvania November 12, 1948 and had resided in the Davison-Flint area
since the 1960's. She was a graduate of Davison High School Class of 1966.
Surviving are: daughter, Stacy (Ed) Kern of Flint; granddaughter, Codi;
brother, David Stratton of Grand Blanc; sisters, Karen Hecker and Donna
Reidell; brothers, Charles Hooks, Mike Hooks and Richard Hooks, all of
Pennsylvania; brother, Larry Hooks; sisters, Mary Wheeler, Anita Murray and
Ginger Cullens, all of Texas; brother, Eddie Yockey of Wisconsin; sister,
Amy Morningstar of Florida; and brother, Donald Hooks; numerous nieces and
nephews; and a host of other relatives. She is preceded in death by
brothers, Alan and William Hooks; and her parents. Family will receive
visitors from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home with cremation to
follow. Those desiring may make contributions to the family.http://obits.mlive.com/Flint/DeathNotices.asp?Page=SEARCHRESULTS
Obituary Guest Bookhttp://obits.mlive.com/Flint/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=99769844
The sweet thing is that Viv's daughter, Stacy, has been able to correspond
by email with me.
I am so sorry that you didn't know any earlier. If there are others on your
boards, who need the above info, please feel free to post it.
I do believe that Viv's passing was a huge surprise to all of her family.
She must have had more suffering than we realized, so she is no longer in
Feel free to write back to me.
I thought some of you may like to know....