Vivian was born October 6, 1921 the daughter of the late Leon and Carrie (Bulson) Dawley.
She graduated from Lisbon High School 1939 and the House of Good Samaritan School of Nursing receiving her RN in 1943. She was a member of Student Reserve and then joined the Army Nurse Corp as a 2nd Lieutenant receiving an Honorable Medical discharge in 1944.
She was an employee at the Dunlop Nursing Home and Assistant to Dr. R. Poole, and later worked at Massena Memorial Hospital.
She married Dalton W. Coons, December 14, 1946 at the Mansion of Chipman Church by Rev. George R. Harland. Mr. Coons passed away February 19, 1999.
They owned and operated a farm on the Keystone Road from 1950 until retirement in 1973. Vivian then did home nursing care until ill health.
She is survived by two sisters, Mary (Gordon) Dickinson of Heuvelton; Phyllis Bice of Knoxville, TN; one brother Vernon (Joe) (Ella) Dawley of Lisbon and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Jean Fields, June Kelley, Ellen Martin, four brothers Kenneth, Robert, William and Earl; two sister in laws Beverly and Juanita Dawley and two brother in laws Francis Kelley and Fred Martin.
She was an Elder of Nevin Memorial Church where she was secretary and treasurer for 30 plus years and a member of House of Good Samaritan Alumni Association.
Vivian enjoyed sewing, knitting and helping others.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of one's choice.