Vivian  Hart

October 9, 1916 — March 4, 2008
A memorial service for Vivian will be held in Rocky Mountain National Park on the afternoon of Thursday, July 10.  The plan is to rendezvous at Nicky's Resort (1360 Fall River Road, Estes Park, Colorado;  970-586-5377) at noon and carpool to the vicinity of Trail Ridge Road and other favorite spots of Vivian & Hal to share fond memories...

On March 3, 2008, a beautiful day in Laguna Woods, California, Vivian Lidgard Hart’s eternal soul departed on the train to glory to join her late husband Hal of 60 years and her younger sisters Dorothy (Babe) Harper and Helen Wayne in the next life.  Her physical body expired just past midnight.  Unofficial cause of death was Ripe Old Age of 91.  ...
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Josephine Lidgard (Jay), my maternal grandmother birthed and raised three daughters:  a red-head, Vivian, and two brunettes, Helen May and Dorothty (my mother).  Vivian, my only living aunt, is a winsome widow at the age of 89, challenged with blindness  ... ... "Sail on, Silver Girl!"
Click here to read the rest of this tribute by favorite niece Dyan (Harper) Erdmann, daughter of beloved sister Dorothy ("Babe") Harper

May I add my loving thoughts of your terrific mother?  Although you & I never met, I was Vivian's care-giver for almost a year...  More shopping & laughing than actual care-giving!  Vivian was more of a "friend" than employer to me. ... ... I suppose Judge Meredith Jury will have to attend concerts alone now.  However, Vivian will be quietly sitting beside her at each one.  I just feel it!
Click here to read the rest of these memories by Vivian's former caregiver and friend, Jean Adams

Contributions in Vivian’s name should be made to the Braille Institute

Either scroll down to view photos throughout Vivian's life, or Jump directly to these groupings:
Jay & Daughters
Viv and Hal
Valpo Life Babe's Photo Page
Final Days

Also, CLICK HERE for Vivian's short video remembrances (2006) of her sister Babe (Warning:  big files; you'll need broadband)

Click on any photo below for higher-res enlargement

Josephine (Jay) Kane Lidgard and Her 3 Daughters


Vivian (1916-2008)
(High School Graduation Pic, 1934)

Helen Wayne (1918-1944)
(circa 1938)

Viv's State-Champion Jr. High School Band
(click pic to identify her)

Vivian's Early 20's

(or earlier?)

As Babe's Bridesmaid

Babe has a webpage of more photos:  Click Here

(Click here for more Helen Wayne photos & obits)

Vivian and Hal, Through the Years...

Engagement Photo (1941?)

(c. 1950?)

(c. 1950?)


At Meredith's Condo in Estes Park (with Chuck), 1980's


In front of Valpo house

Cruising, 1960's

50th Wedding Anniversary, Colorado, 1992

With Family in Valparaiso, Indiana (1960's)
Family at Xmas 1961
1961, Christmas in Valparaiso, Indiana
Vivian, Meredith, Hal Sr., Charles (Chuck), Hal Jr. (Buzz)
Harts & Harpers, 1964
1964, Harts & Harpers in Valpo
In front: Charles (Chuck) Hart holding Scot McNabb.
Left to right: Vivian, brother-in-law John (Bud) Harper,
sister Dorothy (Babe, or "Queenie" to her family) in green,
Bob Harper, Hal Jr. (Buzz), Hal Sr.,
Dyan (Babe's daughter) & Alan McNabb

with Buzz, Ruth,
& Chuck (1970's)

(Click here for a few more pictures of Vivian's kids in their early years)

Some Good Friends Over the Years

with Ruth & John Deters,
Greece (1970's?)

Bob & Cleo Hengstebech

with Louise Walton, Col. Springs (1998)

John & Ruth Deters (1995)

Pam (Bachi) Davis, daughter
of favorite cousin "Pete,"
and her grandson Zack

PEO sisters, Laguna Beach
(c. 2004)



With Grandchildren, Final 4 Days (Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2008)
with her granddaughters
2008, Vivian at home
with granddaughters Erika & Alison Hart
Viv with grandkitties
2008, Vivian with Meredith
and grandkitties Zoe & Taz


Webpage created March 4, 2008.
Last modified July 7, 2008.  Comments & inquiries to Hal.Hart@ACM.ORG (webmaster)
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