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Vivian Elizabeth (Du Vall) Hugger was born in New Rockford, North Dakota on March 9, 1941 to Arthur Vivian and Elizabeth Alexander (Gordon) Du Vall. She weighed only 2 pounds at birth, and was born during a blizzard. Luckily her father, the town’s electrician, had just installed the hospital’s first incubator, and Vivian was the first baby to use it. This saved her life. Vivian grew up in New Rockford attending school at New Rockford high school, graduating in 1960. She had fond memories playing with her friends, going to the swimming pool in the summer, and watching movies on the weekends with her father. Vivian married Delmar Hugger on December 26, 1960 at the Congregational Church in New Rockford, and to this union six children were born: Marlene, Sara, Philip, Galen, Maria and Frederick.
Vivian was an endowed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and greatly loved serving in various church callings and in the temple. She also enjoyed sewing, reading, writing letters, singing, gardening, doing puzzles, playing with her new great-grand babies, and word search puzzles. She loved learning, and kept a large dictionary on her desk to look up words she didn’t know. She babysat over 300 children in her lifetime, both in her home and in various church nurseries. She also worked at McDonald’s in Longmont, Colorado for 17 years, and enjoyed meeting new friends. She was friendly to everyone, and never met a stranger.
She was married to Delmar Hugger for almost 54 years before he passed away in Twin Falls, Idaho June 29, 2014. He was a stockbroker, financial planner, and property manager. He was the President of Rotary Club in Longmont, Colorado at one time, and enjoyed reading history books and working on his collection of cars, mainly VW’s.
One of the things Vivian always said is, “I live the Good Life!” meaning, she was happy with her life, and felt that her Heavenly Father had always blessed her and watched over her for her entire life. Recently Vivian was able to check many things off her bucket list. She enjoyed a trip to Disneyland, attended her youngest grand-daughters baptism and Primary Program, visited old childhood friends she hadn’t seen in over 60 years. Vivian was able to visit her brother Bruce Du Vall and his family in St. Joseph, Missouri, visit her sister Marilyn Branch and her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attend the Manti Pageant in Manti, Utah, and Martin Harris Pageant in Logan, Utah. She was able to take a train ride through the Colorado Rockies and volunteer to help at the Bolder Boulder this year. She got to see Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. She even made it back to her old home town to see farm friends and attend the fourth of July Parade and fireworks show in New Rockford, and attend church with some of her old friends in both New Rockford and Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Vivian had a testimony of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. She was faithful and believed in life after death, and a literal resurrection. She knew that death is not the end. She believed that when it was her time to go, she would be ready. Vivian read her scriptures every day, prayed often, and had a close relationship with her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. She looked forward to being reunited with her loved ones, her parents, aunts and uncles, and especially her great-grandson Colton Alexander Swan Jr. who died as a pre-mature baby only staying on earth for two hours on January 30, 2015. She promised to hold him, and rock him, until his mother could return to be with him.
Vivian is survived by her daughter Marlene (Michael) Farnsworth, daughter Sara (Pat) Winslow, son Philip (Sonora) Hugger, son Galen (Portia) Hugger, daughter Maria Hugger, and son Fred Hugger. Also by grandchildren Angela (Isaac) Bush, Timbrel (Cole) Swan, Danielle Essma, Christie Essma, John Essma, Nate Winslow, Katie Winslow, Chelsea Winslow, Mariah (Andrew) Irwin, Chloe Winslow, Malaya (Riley) Hugger, Ivan Hugger, and Athena Hugger. Great-grandchildren Emma Grace Swan, and Brandon Benjamin Bush. Vivian Elizabeth (Du Vall) Hugger passed away to the other side quickly and unexpectedly on November 3, 2017. She was always ready to go, but her family will miss her dearly. We love you mom, grandma, and great-grandma Hugger!
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raft River, Idaho. Burial will conclude at the Raft River Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Vivian's memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Starts at 1:00pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- Raft River
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