William Samuel “Bill” Vivatson

William Samuel “Bill” Vivatson

Birth
Svold, Pembina County, North Dakota, USA
Death 18 Feb 2015 (aged 91)
Yakima County, Washington, USA
Burial Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 143511274 · View Source
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Bill was born in Svold, North Dakota to Halldor and Josephine Vivatson along with siblings Kristjan, Dorothy, Harold and Anna.

Bill married the love of his life, Lorraine, on April 7, 1947. Bill and Lorraine left the North Dakota farm for Seattle with their four children in 1953. Bill then had a long career with Boeing in tool follow-up and early computer programing. Bill learned to be proficient with computers and enjoyed corresponding with friends, gaming, and Face Time with family. He will be remembered for the plethora of excel sheets of information ranging from genealogy, detailed inventories, and even his own stats for Mariners and Seahawks. Bill voiced his patriotic citizenship, opinions and interest in current events in published letters to the Yakima Herald editor and articles he wrote for his North Dakota hometown paper. His personal faith in Jesus Christ was founded on catechism lessons from his youth and reaffirmed in conversation with chaplains and family during his long battle with cancer. He was loyal to his friends and loved his family dearly.

As a veteran of WWII, Bill served in the Army Air Corp as a weather observer stationed off the coast of Brazil. He often spoke of the interesting adventure it was for a North Dakota farm boy to end up on Ascension Island supporting sea and air missions in wartime.

Bill was an active participant as a 12-year resident of Living Care Retirement Community. His family expresses grateful appreciation to the staff and friends on campus. Also for the compassionate care Bill received from Hillcrest Assisted Living, and Heartlinks Hospice Care, and Dr. Norman Schively.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, twin grandsons, twin great grand daughters, and wife of 53 years, Lorraine.

He is survived by his children, Kerry Buck (Bob), Duane Vivatson (Carla), Lanetta Lundberg (Lyle) and Carol Carter (Eric Munson); 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.


A Life Celebration reception was held in Living Care Meyer Auditorium. A family memorial service will take place at a later date.



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  • Created by: lloker
  • Added: 8 Mar 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 143511274
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Samuel “Bill” Vivatson (9 Feb 1924–18 Feb 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 143511274, citing West Hills Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by lloker (contributor 47344922) .