Vivian Gross

Aug. 28, 1934 - Dec. 13, 2023

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Vivian Gross was born on August 28, 1934 in Washington, IN to father Roy Gross and mother Mary Myers Gross. She was the oldest of five children. Her father was a farmer and she grew up driving farm equipment and helping on the farm from an early age. She attended Washington Indiana high school, then went to Emanuel Missionary College (later Andrews University) in Michigan. After graduation, she moved to Washington State and worked for University of Washington as a food service manager. After retirement, she spent thousands of hours volunteering in nature conservatories, parks, the Seattle aquarium, museums, and finally at Edmonds Senior Thrift store. Volunteering was her way of giving back to the communities she loved. She passed unexpectedly in Bellevue WA. She was surrounded by friends and family. She was 89. Vivian is survived by her sister Phyllis (and Bill) Rumsey, her brother Alvin (and Arla Mae) Gross, cousins, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.


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