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Vivian Haddox went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the age of 104.
The daughter of Lou and Mattie (Harless) Williams was born January 17, 1914, in Ardmore, OK. The majority of her childhood was spent in Depew and the surrounding communities of Milfa, Gypsey and Pig Pond. In fact one day while south of Depew she first met Leonard Haddox. In the days to follow Vivian and Leonard found themselves walking miles just to see each other. Then on October 16, 1932 the couple would marry. The newly wed couple continued living in the are in which she was raised. Being the wife of a farmer, Vivian found herself often helping on the farm. She gardened, helped feed the animals, and even helped pick cotton. However raising her children became her primary responsibility. She made sure they were fed three times a day, cooking all her meals on a wood cook stove. She even ironed their cloths from an iron heated on the stove. Her family was her life, and after the death of her husband she continued to provide to the best of her ability. She worked at cleaning houses, did ironing, and after she moved to Claremore she ran the Westside Laundry.
As dedicated as she was to her family. She was also just as dedicated to her church Westside Holiness. Her move to Claremore in 1961 was actually following a pastor, who just happened to be her son-in-law. Vivian would credit her church and the power of prayer, for helping her get through various stages of her life. There are also many people in church including her family who are very thankful for what was considered the best chicken and dumplings around.
Vivian always had a sunny outlook, and never complained. She loved gardening and canning. Going fishing, and traveling. She was ready to go, just call her anytime and she would be ready before you could pick her up. Her heart was huge. She enjoyed helping others and would give whatever she could even if it meant she would go without.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leonard, sons Leonard Haddox, Jr., Gary Haddox, and James Haddox; sons-in-law Buck Moore and Mike Griffin, daughter-in-law, Jo Haddox, Melba Haddox, and Charlene Haddox, and ten siblings.
Survivors include her children Betty Moore, Don Haddox, Wallace Haddox, Leon Haddox and wife Judy, Denny Haddox and wife Nancy, daughter-in-law Joyce Haddox, Sheila Griffin, and Treila Andrews and husband Gary, 22 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 33 great-great-grandchildren, brothers, Elwon and Dean William from Bakersfield, California and numerous other extended family.
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