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Vivian Dorothy Gunderson
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1903
Seattle Heights
Snohomish County
Washington, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1999
Whatcom County
Washington, USA

Vivian graduated from Port Townsend High School at age 16 with highest honors.Also Bellingham Normal School (now Western Washington University) and began teaching at the age of 18 in Hopewell School for three years. She began teaching first grade in Ferndale in 1925 and taught there for 46 years. She also had a BA in English, Univ. Wash., Masters in Education from WWU., and did Graduate study at Wheaton, ILL.

In 1923, Vivian Gunderson started Hopewell Community Church.
She started a Sunday School in an un-churched community north of Ferndale in the 1930s, which became Evergreen Community Church. For 13 years she wrote a weekly column for teens for "The Sunday School Times".
In 1960, Vivian Gunderson started Gunderson Publications in order to provide low-cost Christian materials for children. The materials were designed to be used in the home and in Sunday School. More information can be obtained from http://christianchildrensbooks.net/about.html.

She enjoyed people of all ages, reading, walking, travel, and flower gardening. She traveled to Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Western Europe, and Israel. 
 
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 Parents:
  Gunder George Gunderson (1875 - 1962)
  Edith Mary Gunderson (1879 - 1972)
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Stanley Gunderson (1901 - 1971)*
  Vivian Dorothy Gunderson (1903 - 1999)
  Joyce Elinor Gunderson Braithwaite (1908 - 1993)*
  Wilfred Edwin Gunderson (1914 - 2008)*
  Edith Marian Gunderson Miller (1921 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Led Many To Our Savior Jesus
Vivian D.
Gunderson
1903-1999
Beloved Sister, Teacher and Friend
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Ferndale
Whatcom County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Pat McLachlan
Record added: Jul 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93931044
Vivian Dorothy Gunderson
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Vivian Dorothy Gunderson
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Vivian Dorothy Gunderson
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 Added: Nov. 27, 2012
 
 
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