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Vivian Gladys Johnson Steele
Vivian G. Steele, 82, of Boise, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, following an
Funeral services will be held 2pm Tuesday, June 24 at the Cloverdale Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery.
Vivian was born Sept. 17 1914, to Martha and Ollie Johnson, the youngest of three children.
The family moved to Arnold Neb, in the mid 1920s where she met her best friend and partner for life, G. Kenneth Steele. They were married in April 1934. Ken's death in March 1984 was one month short of their 50th anniversary.
Vivian and ken moved many times during the hard times of the 1930s and '40s. they made many friends in Colorado, Washington, Montana and Utah. They moved to Boise in 1950 and lived in the Boise Valley most of that time. They spent summers fishing at Cascade with old and new friends.
In 1968, Vivian decided to take on the challenge of writing a family history for the Steele family. Ken had seven brothers and two sisters. She kept this updated on 35 nieces and nephews and 96 grandnieces and grandnephews until approximately 1990.
Survivors include one daughter, Harriet and son-in-law, William A. "Bill", Narver, of Boise; one son, Jim and wife Martha Steele of Houston Texas; Granddaughter, Debbie Blackuen and husband, John of Tucson, Arizona; grandsons, William Kenneth Narver and wife, Jan of Boise, Randy Moss, and wife, Darcie of Tennessee, Greg Steele and Melissa of Washington, Toby Gebaltney of Kentucky and Mark Verrett of Texas; four great-granddaughters, Jamie Narver, Jami and Kelsi Moss and Devin Steele, one great- grandson, Andrew Kenneth Narver; many nieces and nephews across the country. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband Ken, her parents; two brothers; seven brother-in-law's and their wives; two sisters-in-laws and their husbands.
The family suggests the memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, or to the Idaho Diabetes Association.
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