Vivian Huson |

Vivian Huson

Private services for Vivian Huson of Napa were conducted in Napa. Interment will be conducted at a later date.

Mrs. Huson died Thursday, March 9, at Queen of the Valley Hospital. She was 94.

She was born on March 7, 1912, in Coweta, Okla. She moved from Oklahoma to Grass Valley as a young child, attending grammar school and graduating from high school in 1930. She married Walter Huson on May 16, 1931. She was a homemaker, although she did work part time as a bookkeeper for various businesses. She also did a great deal of community volunteer work, raising funds for various charitable groups, such as the local fire department, and St. Patrick’s school and church. She enjoyed drawing pictures, sewing clothes, and gardening. She also enjoyed taking micro pictures of bugs, winning four first-place awards from the local county fair. She started the Cancer Aid Thrift Shop in 1970. She also enjoyed dolls and teddy bears, she would restore them along with old toys and sell them at the thrift shop. She was awarded The Earl Covey Award given by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, the State Soroptimist Award For Women Of Distinction, and a place in the 1998 edition of “Who’s Who of America.” In 1998 at the age of 86, she moved to Napa to be near her daughter, Laurie. While in Napa, she continued to volunteer at the United Church Women’s Clothing Center until the age of 90.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law David and Marilyn Huson of Longmont, Colo., and Brian and Debbie Huson of Scappoose, Ore.; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Barry Urbach of Napa; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Walter Huson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thrift Shop – Cancer Aid/Vivian B. Huson Memorial Fund at 317 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley, 95945- 273-2365.

Arrangements are under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service.

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