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Obituary: Vivien Hystad 1933-2017

Obituary: Vivien Hystad 1933-2017

Obituary: Vivien Hystad 1933-2017

Vivien Hystad, 84 of Cottonwood, passed away on July 13, 2017. She was born on June 11, 1933 in Flagstaff to Daniel Parker and Mary Mascarana.

Vivien attended AZ State College Elementary, Emerson Elementary and Flagstaff High School. She worked for the Combo Restaurant, JC Penny, Holiday Inn and Coconino County Assessor/Justice Court. She was awarded the “Chatty Cathy” at Justice Court and the 1977 Coconino County Employee of the Year.

Vivien belonged to Clarkdale Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, road trips, camping, shopping and chocolate!

Vivien’s family came to Colorado from Italy in 1911. Alvin’s family came from Norway to South Dakota in the early 1900’s.

Vivien was preceded in death by her husband Alvin N. Hystad. She is survived by daughters Lynn Harris (Robert) of Phoenix, Laura McNabb (Mike) of Page and Christine Thieme of Flagstaff; cousin Agnes Pearsall; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at Clarkdale Baptist Church, 1051 AZ-89A in Clarkdale on July 22, 2017 at 3pm.

Contributions in her name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, FL17, Chicago, IL 60601.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

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