Beloved mother and grandmother, Cora Vivien McDonald Romney, 89, passed away August 10, 1994 in American Fork, Utah, of causes incident to age.
Vivien was born October 18, 1904, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Albert Calvin and Cora Belle Pennie McDonald. She married Owen Thomas Romney on September 3, 1924 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.A talented musician, Vivien began playing the piano at age four. She was a church oranist for 52 years. Played the organ in the Provo Temple for six years, also served as a temple worker. Lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 41 years where she was a stalwart of the branch, ward and stake, served as Relief Society president several times, as a teacher and in other capacities, also on the Central States Mission Board for many years. She was a lovely hostess, good cook, talented in knitting, crocheting, as a seamstress, in drama, and as a poet. Will be remembered by friends and family for her physical and spiritual beauty, her kindness and talents.
Survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Thomas E. Pardoe, serving a mission in Johnstown, Pa.; Marylin and Kenneth J. Beck, American Fork; Jean and Richard A. Isaacson, Salt Lake City; 14 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband, brother, and son-in-law.
The family wishes to thank those at Heritage Convalescent Center and others who so kindly cared for her.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Alzheimers Assoc., 543 East 500 So., Salt Lake City, Utah 84102.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 1 p.m. at the American Fork 21st Ward, 270 No. 900 East. Friends may call at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 No. American Fork, on Friday 6:30-8:00 p.m. and at the ward Saturday 11:45-12:45 p.m. Interment American Fork Cemetery.
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