04/24/2012 - Vivian Ann (Marshall) Rohe
Memorial services for Vivian Ann (Marshall) Rohe will be Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Crawford, NE with Pastor George Kilmer officiating. Interment will be Wednesday, April 25th 2012 at 10:00 am at the Chimney Rock Cemetery near Bayard, NE. Vivian passed away Thursday, April 19th 2012 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, WY.
Vivian was born in Arnold, NE on August 31, 1946, the first born child of Lee and Monica Eastburn. When Vivian was a baby, they moved to Denver. At the age of 8, the family moved to Palisade Colorado. She loved the peach orchards and outdoors; it was a wonderful place to grow up. She was a protective sister to Jacquie always holding her hand to cross busy streets. In the early sixties, the family, which now consisted of younger siblings, sister Jacquie, brother Don, and Bobby Joe, moved to the suburbs of Denver, where she attended Lakewood and WestyHigh Schools.
In 1966, Vivian married Gene Kruback. To this union Vivian’s daughter, Karen Kay was born. Gene and Vivian divorced. In 1972 Vivian married Herb Marshall. Herb later adopted Karen as his own. In 1973 Herb moved Vivian and Karen back to his home state of Nebraska settling in the Crawford area. Vivian considered Nebraska her home. She worked as a clerk in DeSive’s grocery store, a bartender at both Marv’s Bar and The Corner Bar and was one of the first members of the Eagles Auxilary. Vivian had a contagious sense of humor and lived her life full throttle. She enjoyed the interaction of friends. Her spontaneous feeling to grab a hold of life and live it to the fullest was a blessing, and sometimes a curse.
Herb and Vivian later divorced and Vivian moved to Alliance where she met her third husband, Thorne Rohe. They were married September 9, 1991. They bought a small acreage outside of Bayard and made their home. Vivian worked as a bartender for Ron Hamar and later worked as a clerk in Berda’s convenience store.
Vivian had her share of difficult years but was able to overcome many challenges and learned to live her life one day at a time. Her AA group was her strength to carry on and live a sober life. She met many, many friends during her life making them feel special when she delivered that big smile of hers.
Vivian was especially proud of her daughter Karen, her granddaughter Aspen, and her grandson Evan. Aspen and her fiance’ Pat blessed her with Great-Granddaughter Leila. Although she thought she was to “young” to be a Great-Grandmother, she was thrilled with Leila’s birth.
Vivian was a caring daughter to her mom and dad, sitting at her moms side during a terminal illness and was also there for youngest brother Bobby Joe as he fought and eventually lost his battle with lymphoma.
Vivian is survived by her daughter, Karen, Karen’s boyfriend Dave, Granddaughter Aspen and her fiance’ Pat, Grandson Evan, and Great-Granddaughter Leila, Dave’s children and families James and Sarah Dunn, Aaliyah, Ross, and Jason, and Eric and Jasmine Schmidt. She is also survived by her incredible friends in the Bayard area including her besty, Cheryl Jordan.
Vivian loved Angels and leaves you all with this Irish Blessing: “May God grant you always…A sunbeam to warm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you, laughter to cheer you, and whatever you pray, heaven to hear you.”
Memorials have been established to the Eagles Auxiliary in Crawford and the Bayard AA Group. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.
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