Vivian Estelle Pulley was born June 22, 1921, to Roy and Myrtie White in England, Ark. She was one of 10 children. Vivian attended school to the ninth grade. She earned her high school diploma as an adult.
In 1936, Vivian married W. E. Southard. In 1938, they moved to Glenwood Springs, where Roy and Margaret (Sammi) were born. Everett was killed in WWII, leaving Vivian alone with two small children.
She married Hank Pulley. They later divorced, and she married Earl Wilson, who died of cancer.
Throughout the years, Vivian worked in and owned restaurants while raising her kids. In 1960, she bought a small grocery store in Heavener, Okla., and ran it for 17 years.
In the mid-1970s, declining health brought Vivian to Craig, where she remarried Hank Pulley. After Hank's retirement, they moved to Arizona until Hank died in 1999. Vivian returned to Craig to be closer to her children.
Vivian was a loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to fish and hunt. She also loved music and family gatherings.
She was preceded in death by siblings Bill, Orlon, Jude, Estes and Charles; her daughter, Sammi; grandson. Mike Walls; granddaughter, Stacie Southard, and her daughter, Hollie Guice.
She is survived by her son, Roy (Judy) Southard; grandchildren Jeff, Steven (Jolene), Kelly (Jamie), Pat (Evelyn) and Renee (Carl); numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.