Claramae Vivian

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Claramae Vivian, 92, died on February 23, 2019 in Port Huron, MI.  Clare was born in Detroit on August 21, 1926 to Jack and Clara Vivian.

She graduated from Olivet College in 1948 and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1954.  She taught English, Spanish, and journalism at Marysville High School from 1948 until her retirement in 1981.  Clare was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.  She so loved spending time at her cabin in Lewiston, MI since 1958.  Ski Club, Gourmet Club and travel were her special interests.

She is survived by her cousins, Janice Vasquez of Walled Lake, MI, and Joan Hamilton of Brownstown Township, MI.  She is also survived by many special friends.    Clare was the epitome of a classy lady and will be remembered by hundreds of former students who respected and admired her.  She was preceded by death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church, 723 Court Street, Port Huron, MI; Congregational United Church of Christ, PO Box 282, Lewiston, MI 49756 or Grace Hospice, 1985 Gratiot Avenue, Suite 1C, Marysville, MI  48040.

Clare’s wishes were that there be no visitation or funeral service.  Burial will be in Lewiston, MI.  Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord. MI. 49734.

6 comments on “Claramae Vivian”

  1. God Bless you Miss Vivian …you were a fabulous teacher and I still know some Spanish nearly fifty years later because of you. You were gracious, tolerant, elegant, and always had a lovely word for everyone. Beautiful inside and out, you were one classy lady and we are all the better for having known you.

  2. Jackie Augustyn Hamann

    May the perpetual light shine upon you dear Miss Vivian! She was among one of my favorite teachers. I was co-editor of the school newspaper called the AMPLIFIER along with a best friend of mine, Linda Dell during our junior and senior year at Marysville High School. Miss Vivian was a soft spoken elegant lady. She was very well dressed and spoke kindly to everyone. I never heard her get angry or raise her voice. I loved her as a teacher and a person. Heaven has truly gained a wonderful angel! May you REST IN PEACE, Miss Clare Mae Vivian.

  3. What a wonderful lady and teacher. She was a dear friend of my Moms. Rest In Peace Miss Vivian. Dianne Knuth Grant

  4. Also a dear friend of my mother’s. Mary Lee Blum Beer was also a teacher and started her career in Marysville, MI. Clare and my mother were roommates. They enjoyed each other’s company immensely and became lifelong friends. I went with my mom to visit Clare about 2009-2010. We ate lunch on the water near Clare’s apartment. They reminisced fondly about their early teaching years. They continued to exchange phone calls, birthday cards, and Christmas cards for over 60 years. (I could barely tell their handwriting apart–both were perfect!) My mom died in 2012.
    Clare Vivian was a wonderful, kind, and gentle person. She was loved.

  5. Aunt Clare was my mother, Esther Schroeder’s (Kroepel) best friend for 90 years. They first met when they were 2 years old and remained close friends until mom’s death in 2018. We visited her throughout the years both in Port Huron and at her cabin in Lewiston. She was very dear to our family and she will be missed. I remember her shooting moles with a shot gun at the property in Lewiston. She loved life and she shared that love with so many people. She was a special part of our extended family. I know that she and mom are finally reunited with the Lord and their friendship will never end. Rest in peace.

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