|Vivian Grace Calloway Hay Moran
March 6, 1928 – August 5, 2017
|Vivian Grace Moran was born on March 6, 1928, near Monmouth. She was the daughter of Leonard Blair Calloway and Mara Irma Shirk Holmes Calloway. She received her education in the Iowa schools and was employed for several years in Anamosa. Her last employment before her children were born was as women’s page editor of the Anamosa Journal newspaper.
Vivian was married to Donald Dean Hay on June 6, 1948, in the Methodist Church in Anamosa. Four children were born to this union. The Hay family moved to San Jose, Calif., in 1959, where Donald was employed by Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale for 30 years. Vivian retired in 1976 after working for the Alum Rock School District for 13 years. In 1989, Donald also reti
On June 19, 2004, Vivian married John Milton Moran of Nazareth, Penn., where they made their home. Both she and John had been members of the 1946 graduating class of Onslow High School. John died in 2011.
Vivian was active in the Jones County Young Republicans in Iowa and later in the Cub Scouts and P.T.A. in California. She was a member of the Methodist Church and United Methodist Women’s organization. While living in Paradise, she served as secretary of the Sierra Lockheed Retirees Association.
Vivian enjoyed gardening, craft work and keeping a neat and orderly home after her retirement.
Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Santos, of Paradise; three sons, Dennis (Ann Frandsen) Hay of Magalia, Darcy (Jennifer) Hay of San Jose and Doran (Christine) Hay of San Jose; two grandsons, Jeremy (Arlene) Hay of Morgan Hill and Trevor Hay of Long Beach; and three great grandchildren, Jared, Adriana and Jordan Hay of Morgan Hill. Also surviving are her brother, George “Mike” Calloway, of Iowa; and sister, Carol Matthews, of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, half-brother James Holmes, and sisters, Maxine Von Spreecken and Marilyn Eggers, in addition to her two husbands.
The previous words were written by Vivian herself several years ago. The Hay family would like you to remember them as her final journalistic achievement. Our mother passed away peacefully and painlessly of metastatic cancer in Chico, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2017. A memorial service will be held for Vivian at the Paradise United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.
“Death leaves heartaches no one can heal. Love leaves memories no one can steal.”
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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