Obituary: Vivian Margaret Craig
October 15, 2010
Vivian Margaret (Stone) Craig was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, on Feb. 16, 1927. She passed away Sept. 10, 2010, at Aegis Assisted Living Center, Carmichael, Calif. Vivian spent the last 16 months of her life at Aegis. She lived at Lake Tahoe for 18 years and Garden Grove, Calif., for nearly 40 years.Throughout Vivian’s life, including her time at Aegis, she loved to work, entertain, dance and extend herself to those in need. One was always the better if Vivian happened by and found or saw someone she could help. Many found safe haven at her home. Vivian was the life of the party, always felt free to share her views and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved to travel and considered going to movies and fine dining a necessary extravagance.Vivian was a stylish dresser and was known for her trademark red hats and berets. Her favorite sayings were andamp;#8220;There but for the Grace of God go I or youandamp;#8221; and andamp;#8220;Don’t judge others if you haven’t walked a mile in their shoes.andamp;#8221;Preceding Ms. Craig in death were her sister, Jackie Galloway of Orlando, Florida, and son David Arden Craig. Surviving are sister, Sally Pierce of Tigard, Oregon, and five remaining children and their families: Robert E. (Marilyn) Drum of Encino, Calif.; Terry L. Drum of Lansing, Michigan; Jeffrey R. Craig of Garden Grove, Calif.; Mary M Hatton of Tahoma, Calif.; and Casey (Yvonne) O. Craig of Shelter Cove, Calif.. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Aegis of Carmichael for providing a wonderful residence, their friendship and for assisting in providing her final care. A very special thank you is extended to the Hospice staff that did not leave her side. Finally, thank you, Maria Chapin, for your loving offer of a special spot for andamp;#8220;Mom’s Treeandamp;#8221; at beautiful E.W. Chapin Farms, Battle Creek, Michigan, where Vivian played as a young girl, and where her mother and uncle were born.