Vivian G. Pierce
COLCHESTER, Vt. -- Vivian Grace Phillips Pierce died Oct. 29, 1999, at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She had been in declining health for the past year.
Mrs. Pierce was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 20, 1904, and was the daughter of Vivian and Esther Anna Phillips. She grew up in Baltimore, attended Goucher College and worked at the Enoch Pratt Library before her marriage in 1934 to Dr. Carl R. Pierce of Norfolk. Norfolk became her home for 40 years and, during her time there, she was active in several civic organizations, the PEO sorority and was a member of First Methodist Church. Flowers were one of her delights. Mrs. Pierce was a member of her neighborhood garden club; her beautiful arrangements for flower shows and for her church were admired by all. She studied the judging of flower arranging and her expertise was often sought at local flower shows. In 1954 and in 1955, Mrs. Pierce was selected as one of Tidewater's Ten Best Dressed Women.
Mrs. Pierce is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Rufus Ansley of Colchester; two grandsons, Mark Madden Ansley of Montpelier, Vt., and Jason Pierce Ansley of Boston; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Blackwell of Catonsville, Md., and Mrs. W.L. Kinnamon of Baltimore; and numerous nieces and nephews in Maryland.
Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, in the spring. There will be no local calling hours. Ready Funeral Service, Burlington, is handling arrangements.