Vivian Ditlevsen Larsen Allgier
On November 4, 2021, Vivian returned to her heavenly home. We are sure there was a joyous reunion with her husband, Richard, her mother and father, sisters, brother and many other family members and friends. Vivian was born on January 27, 1935, to Harry Peter Ditlevsen and Narvella Jensen Ditlevsen in Salina Utah.
Vivian’s mother passed away when Vivian was 4 years old. She was raised by her Dad and Grandmother. Her Dad remarried and Alta became her stepmother. She attended North Sevier High School. Vivian had many fun stories of growing up in Salina. She had good memories of classmates, basket-ball games and dances. One of her first jobs was plucking chicken feathers from chickens. She also worked at the local movie theater.
Her father drowned when she was 16. She continued to live with Alta until she was about 18. Then she moved up to Salt Lake City to live with her older sister Virginia. She took a job at the Hotel Utah in the restaurant. There she met Franz Larsen. On June 20, 1956, they were married. Together they had two daughters Jeri and Brenda. They were later divorced.
She then met and married Richard Allgier. They were married on July 28, 1967, and on March 27, 1985, they were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity. Vivian and Richard had one daughter, Gina.
Richard loved tools of all kinds; he got a sparkle in his eye whenever he saw a craftsmen made tool. Vivian put up with all his tools, so he would allow her to have all the flowers she wanted. She loved to garden. Flowers and plants made her very happy, and she always had a beautiful flower garden. She moved to Bountiful and truly enjoyed living there. Her flower garden and yard were her favorite place to be.
Richard served on the Pacific Rails credit union board. This service allowed him and Vivian to have some fun adventures and made some lifelong friendships with the Pacific Rails board members. They also enjoyed traveling.
On June 17, 2014, her loving husband, Richard passed away. He would come and visit her almost every day, even though he had medical issues of his own. Once again, Vivian had to deal with a great loss. She put on a brave face but missed him very much.
Vivian was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. She served in the Primary and Relief Society. She loved all of the members of the ward and treasured her association with the people she served with.
She was a good cook. If you came to her house to eat you would be so full you couldn’t move. If she knew you had a favorite food, she would have it ready for you. She and Richard always said, “if you go away hungry it’s your own fault”. There was no way you could go away hungry.
Vivian was a huge Utah Jazz Fan. She couldn’t wait for the basketball season to start so she could watch her team. GO JAZZ!
Vivian had many medical issues, in 2012 she was diagnosed with kidney failure and needed medical assistance, so she moved into the Life Care Center of Bountiful, which was right in back of her house, so she wasn’t far from home. She had a talent of getting people to talk to her and she became friends with many of the staff at the care center. She was always concerned about everyone and would listen to them. She had a candy dish so she could have candy for the Life Care staff and any visitor. She always thought of others, even if she was not feeling well. If she had something, such as a donut, cookie, brownie or magazine article she thought someone would enjoy she would save it for them. She even saved bacon for any visiting dog.
Vivian is survived by her daughters Jeri, Brenda (Jay) Harrison and Gina. Her sister Joy and brother, Roger (Marlene). She has six grandchildren, Mindy (Jackson), Tyler, Chad (Amanda), Colette (Digna), Cody (Grace), Kyle (Kate), and eight, soon to be nine, great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, three sisters and one brother.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Life Care Center of Bountiful and Lakeside dialysis for all the love and care they gave Vivian. Words cannot show how grateful we are for all your hard work. The family would also like to thank the Val Verda Stake members for the time and goodies they shared with Vivian, it made her life a lot more enjoyable.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Friday November 12, 2021, at the Bountiful Val Verda Stake Center, 2651 S 500 W, Bountiful, Utah. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, in the Relief Society room. The interment will be at the Bountiful Cemetery, 2224 S 200 W.