Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Aunt Vivian


My Mom called this evening at 9 p.m., a strange time of day for her to call, so I knew that either someone was sick or someone had died. My father's sister, Vivian, the last of the 12 siblings passed away today. She had had a stroke a few weeks ago and hadn't been doing well since, so it was not a surprise. And I guess she would be about 85 years old now, but it is still a bit hard to realize that now all of Lucy Myrtle Williams Dowell and Jeff Dowell Sr.'s 12 children are gone.

I don't know how old she was in this picture, but this is my aunt Vivian as a young girl.

My thoughts are with her three children, Steve, Rhonda, and Terry Dallas.


17 comments:

Beth said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Lori. My thoughts are with your entire family. {{hugs}}

Nelishia said...

I'm sorry to hear of this too. My thoughts and prayer go to your entire family.
She was a pretty lady.

Joann said...

I'm so sorry for your loss... sad that the last of that clan is gone! Prayers are with you and her family!!

Paula said...

sYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY. sHE WAS A PRETTY GIRL.

sober white women said...

I am so sorry for your family.
Kelli

Coelha :B said...

Awww... I love the name Vivian. She was the baby of the family-it's always sad; but she is now with the rest of her siblings. May she rest in peace now. Julie

Cathy said...

Bye Vivian, have a wondrous journey! Beautiful picture!

Gayla said...

(((Lori)))
I'm so sorry to hear your sad news.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Huggers, Gayla

nancy said...

What a pretty lady. My thought and prayers goes out to your family. SOrry I haven't stop by your blog. Take care. Nancy

Missie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Martha said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt Lori. My mother is the only one left now out of a family of 12.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Connie said...

Sleep Well Sweet Vivian
[Vivian is my moms name also]

Celeste said...

So sorry about that

Lisa said...

Lori, I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt Vivian! I've been through two deaths recently and it is so hard.
Lisa in Kentucky

Jimmy's Journal said...

Sorry to hear that. Sounds like she had a good, long life and it was just time to rest.

My condolences.

Jimmy

SteveJ said...

Hi Lori. I just heard the news today from Aunt Vera. So hard to believe that they are all gone now. -Steve

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear your Aunt has passed away. Sad she was the last sibling.
xxx