Vivian Evelyn BradenJune 11th, 2021
Vivian Evelyn Braden, 84, passed away suddenly on May 31, 2021, at Bullhead City, Arizona. Vivian was born December 2, 1936, in Banning, California to Alfred and Bessie Dysart. After a rewarding and challenging marriage, they divorced. Later her father married Ollie Wells and her mother married Joe Pope. Between these two amazing sets of parents, Vivian had 10 brothers and sisters: Irene, Elsie, David, Leon, Maon, Delbert, Dora, Delton, Jerry, and Shirley. There was never a distinction between his, hers and ours as all the children were loved and treated equal. All their children and both sets of parents were always close and have remained so. Vivian married Everett Malcolm Derks in Las Vegas, Nevada September 23, 1952. The couple remained in California until Everett finished his service for the Navy. Everett and Vivian then made their home in Jefferson City, Missouri where they had four children. They divorced in 1964. Everett passed away March 1, 1990. Vivian gave birth to her fifth child, Kimberly in 1965, after moving back to California. Vivian continued to live in Banning, California and received a degree in social services from San Jacinto Jr. College while working for the California Department of Health and Welfare. Vivian loved working with people. She was generous, kind and loving, always going out of her way to help anyone from family to a complete stranger. Her positive attitude and vivacious personality made everyone smile and feel cared for. Vivian fell in love with (Omer) Douglas Braden from Fontana, California. They married in 1972, and moved to Clarkston, Washington. Vivian and Doug started a car sales lot and eventually expanded to what most remember as "Mom's RV". Several years later they retired and moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. After Doug passed away, Vivian moved to Las Vegas. From Las Vegas she moved to Bullhead City, Arizona where she spent the remainder of her life. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Irene and Elsie; brothers, David, Leon, Maon, Delbert, Jerry; and grandson; Christopher. She is survived by her sisters, Shirley McLaughin (Tim) of Cherry Valley, Calif., Dora Nordquist (George) of Banning, Calif.; brother, Delton Dysart (Marita) of Banning, Calif.; five children, Richard Malcolm Derks (Denise) of Jefferson City, Missouri, James Douglas Braden of Clarkston, Wash., Timothy Wayne Derks of Belleville, Texas, Cynthia Viola Wade (Steve) of Clarkston, Wash. and Kimberly Jo Allen of Vancouver, Wash.; as well as 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Per Vivian's wishes no services will be held.