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Obituary: Vivian Sims Hale

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Vivian Sims Hale passed away August 31, 2001 in Salt Lake City.

She was born March 10, 1921 to James H. and Olga Johnson Sims in Salt Lake City, UT. Vivian graduated from South High School and attended business college in Salt Lake City. She married Wil-liam L. Hale May 26, 1941 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. The marriage produced four sons, who were never a problem. After she was certain that her boys were old enough to know the difference between making a sandwich and burning the house down, she went to work for Steven-Brown Sports where she worked for 22 years, retiring in 1986. She was an active member of the LDS Church, loved working in her garden, telling Bill what room needed painting next and being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Known by her family and friends as a warm and outgoing person who could be comfortable with people of all walks of life. Vivian also loved her annual retreat from the winter months to their second home in Yuma, AZ, where she and Bill have many wonderful friends.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, with whom she shared 60 wonderful years; four sons, who are still no trouble, Steven, Honolulu, HI, Sherman, and wife, Anne, Chicago, IL, Kim, and wife, Sue, Salt Lake City, UT, John, and wife, Vicki, Vancouver, WA; brother, Donald J. Sims, and wife, Shirley, Salt Lake City, UT; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchil-dren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wed. Sept 5, 2001, 10:30 a.m., Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr, where friends and family may call Tues. Sept 4, 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Dr. Patrice Hirning and Dr. Ann Jefferds as well as the nursing staff at LDS Hospital for their compassionate care both to Vivian and her family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Primary Children's Medical Center in the name of Lacey Hale would be appreciated.