Longtime Soldotna resident Vivian R. Epperson died Monday, March 11, 2002, at her home on Tote Road following complications from a prolonged illness. She was 70.
Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sterling Lutheran Church. Pastor Jim Pearson will officiate.
Mrs. Epperson was born Jan. 28, 1932, in Milford, Utah. She moved to Alaska in 1956, residing in Ninilchik. She later homesteaded in Anchor Point and moved to Soldotna in 1964. She worked as a school bus driver for Laidlaw from 1968 until retiring in 1992.
Mrs. Epperson enjoyed bird watching and feeding, flower gardening and making crafts.
"She was a very special person, who touched many lives of those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends," her family said.
Mrs. Epperson was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dave Vasilie of Kenai; sons, Ron and Glen Epperson of Soldotna, and son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Sarah Epperson of Wenatchee, Wash.; grandchildren, Jeannine, Melissa and David Vasilie of Kenai, Lacy Epperson of Homer and Rachael and Wilder Epperson of Wenatchee, Wash.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Mary Epperson of Homer; niece, Terry Harrington of Anchor Point; and nephew, Dean Epperson of Anchorage.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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