Vivian, age 87, peacefully went to be with our Lord and Savior while surrounded by loved ones on September 17, 2019 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Oregon.
She is preceded in death by her second husband Ralph Malloy, by her first love, husband Robert Moodie and their eldest daughter, Michele Cuellar (Moodie). Also preceded in death by her siblings: Ruth Cody (Wilson), Charles Wilson, Donald Wilson, and “Midge” Vicenza Eli (Wilson).
She is survived by her children: Frank Moodie (Debbie), Jill Bausch-Moodie (Dave), Darlene Rico-Moodie, Jack Moodie (Suanne), Tammy Loftin-Moodie (Jim), Wendy Herron-Moodie (John), and Toni Murphy-Moodie (Dan).
Also survived by her siblings: Miriam Gundo (Wilson), Eloise Nielson, Audrey Eli (Wilson), Earl Seminavage, Jacqueline Barfield (Wilson), Shirlene Oili (Wilson), and Kathy-Lehua Peabody (Wilson).
Vivian was born July 20, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Cozy Marie Costa Lauriano and Clyde Earnest Barker Wilson (Ka’aukai). Vivian was 1 of 13 children who then later in life went on to have 8 children of her own, 28 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was accustomed to a large family and was a natural nurturer, a strong spirited woman with the deepest heart for children, serving others, supporting her community, and donating to law enforcement & emergency personnel.
She was an immeasurable woman in character, a champion for Christ, a prayer warrior, the greatest arms you could ever fall into for hugs with unending patience and forgiveness.
Her love was incredible and evident in her cooking & baking of breads/muffins & Christmas cookies, the sunset photos she kept of God’s masterpieces, the way she sung a Hawaiian tune like tiny bubbles or strummed an old ukulele, how she joyfully hand crafted candy/floral leis for special occasions, the care she took in gardening, crocheting blankets and crafting pillows for any and every one, the way she looked at the ocean beaches as the sun warmed her shoulders, when she’d sneak you goodies of licorice and chocolates while watching old westerns and classic movies, the way she would hum Christian hymns when she forgot the words, the way she danced when thunder (God’s voice she told us) came with rain, and her giggle when she’d yell bingo!
Her accomplishments were of highest accolades...she shared the truest most genuine love with everyone that crossed her path.
If only the world could know of a love like hers...but God gave her to us, and we miss her dearly.
Dance on momma, we love you Sister/ Auntie/Grandma!
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, for friends & family