Vivian (Bailey) Bateman, 81, passed away at her home in Shelley, Idaho, April 1st 2006, of natural causes.
Born February 25, 1925 in Ammon, Idaho to Jessie Henry and Mercy Meranda Bailey, Vivian was the tenth of twelve children.
She married LaVal Jay Bateman January 10, 1944 at San Marcos, Texas. The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls L.D.S. Temple on August 15, 1969. They were later divorced.
Vivian grew up in Ammon, Idaho where she learned the art of hard work and the joy of a job well done. Most of her life was spent in countless hours of service to her family, friends, and fellow church members. Neighbors and strangers alike admired her beautiful yard and garden which were always adorned with beautiful flowers. She was always quick to laugh and joke with friends and her sparkling sense of humor was a wonderful hallmark of her life.
Vivian was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she held many callings throughout her life.
Vivian is survived by her children, Val Gene (Lenor) Bateman and Larry J. (Vickie) Bateman of Shelley, Idaho; Darla Gill (Pieter Unema) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Randy S. (Terry) Bateman of Solon, Iowa; and Ronnie P. (Bonnie) Bateman of Pocatello, Idaho. Surviving siblings are Cora Pugh, Provo, Utah; Orland (Elmoyne) Bailey, Ammon, Idaho; and Frances Bailey, Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is also survived by twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M Thursday April 6th at the Shelley Third Ward Chapel (513 South Park) in Shelley. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 till 8:30 P.M. and Thursday morning 9:30 till 10:40 A.M both at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. Burial will be in the Ammon Cemetery.