Vivian Alda Williams
Vivian Williams, age 94, passed away peacefully in her home on November 26, 2016. She was a resident of Colorado Springs since 1952 after returning from living in Buenos Aires, Argentina for five years.
Vivian was born on March 5, 1922 to Claud Martin and Martha (Mattie) Dodd in Tifton, Georgia. She grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia living with her aunt, Geneva Martin, and her husband, Clark. Vivian attended Cummings High School, graduating valedictorian of her class in 1942. She then was later accepted at Montreat College in Ashville, North Carolina graduating class valedictorian also in 1944. On Sept 21, 1945 Vivian was married to Thomas John Williams in Detroit, Michigan.
Vivian was best known for her interest and passion investing in local real estate. She had a very shrewd eye for property investments and was very highly respected by her real estate peers for her ability to close deals successfully. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church. Vivian served in the Women’s Army Air Corp during WW2 and met Tommy, her husband, at the end of the war. Vivian and Tommy traveled the world living in Argentina, Alaska, Germany, and finally setting in Colorado to raise their family. She and Tommy took their four kids on many exciting road trip adventures across Europe and to Alaska during their younger years, which none of her children will ever forget.
Vivian was a gentlewoman, exceptional, dynamic, and wise. Many people she had encountered telling her stories growing up and traveling the world with the twinkle in those sky blue eyes and beautiful red hair. She was a lover of nature and enjoyed watching her birds in her front yard. She lived a full life and she spread her wings to fly high in the sky with Tommy. She was loved by all and will be missed.
Vivian is survived by her children: Dennis, Mike, Janet, and Judy; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren with the youngest, Audrey Williams, born just two months ago. Vivian was preceded in death by her loving husband, Tommy, who died in 2000.
A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on December 2, 2016 at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard. A funeral service will follow immediately from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the same location. A reception to celebrate Vivian’s life will be held at her home following the service starting at 3:30 p.m.