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Vivian B. Coons

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.
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I am only smiling for Vivian as I know where she is. I always so very fond of her she was a beautiful person in spirit as well. Her wit and her knowledge was amazing. Rest in peace Vivian. Cheryl

Cheryl Madlin Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

Mary and Gordon and families, I am sorry to read of Vivian’s passing and I know she will be greatly missed by everyone. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace and in God’s eternal care and remember, as long as you hold her in your hearts and have her memories, she will never truly be gone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With sympathy, Rosemary Davis Knowlton, Batesburg, SC

Rosemary Davis Knowlton Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

I remember “Aunt Vivian” and “Uncle Dalt” with great fondness and admiration. My grandparents were close friends with them, and some of my early childhood memories are going with my grandparents over to their home. Uncle Dalt and my grandfather would watch hockey while my grandma and Aunt Viv would be cooking, sewing, and laughing in the kitchen. Aunt Vivian was always so very kind, supportive, and a wonderful human being. Whenever I’m reminiscing about living in Northern New York I always have thought about her. I’m sure that she had a positive impact on many lives and I will miss her presence. My condolences go out to her family and friends. I’m going to plant a palm tree here in San Diego in her memory.

Sue King Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM

God Bless Viv she i now with the angels and is not suffering anymore. She was a feisty lady and I enjoyed her witt and great sense of humor. God Bless all of her family who visited her on a regular basis in the past few months. Pat, Shirley, Ella, Joe, Phyllis, Alan and Ruth and her extended family and friends. May god grant you the peace to know that Viv is finally at rest. God Bless you all for your dedication and love you had for her .


Bonnie Foster

bonnie foster Jan 17 2016 12:00 AM