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Vivian Doan Sargent

Vivian Doan Sargent passed away peacefully on September 2, 2021 after living an incredibly full 99 years. She loved life and would have made it to 100 and beyond if her body would have cooperated. She was born on April 25, 1922 to George and Izzi Doan in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the town she always called home. Vivian graduated from Rock Spring High in 1941 where she played baseball, paddle tennis and made lifetime friends. Vivian was always generous with her time and resources. When her children were young, she served as PTA President. She spent over 6,000 hours volunteering at Sweetwater Memorial Hospital. No one was ever a stranger to her. She made friends everywhere she went. She loved visiting with others and sharing her amazing homemade baked goods. She was a hard worker. She enjoyed working alongside her beloved husband, Clarence. Together they renovated a mansion in Denver, a bedroom in California, a cabin in Pinedale and completed many, many other family projects for their children and family members. She had sweet memories of her travel with Clarence particularly the time she spent touring in Alaska. As a member of the Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints she held many positions and served faithfully. Her family with sorely miss her sense of humor, her quick smile, and her dedication to her family. Preceded in death by her first husband William Adams, her second husband Clarence Sargent, her parents George and Izzi Doan, her brothers Governor, Deab, Leon, Sam, Johnny, Abe, Frank and Pete, her sisters Sebe Opella, Lilly Indorf, and Mary Vanover, and her son-in-law Joel Baker. She is survived by her children Bill Sargent and Barbara, Bonnie Baker, Gerri Jelaco and Ogedi, Clareen Christensen and Keith, Sybil Smith and Corey, Jill Laws and Hart, nephew Ed Opella and niece Sharon McIntosh, 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren. The family is grateful for all the care The Mission at Castle Rock staff lovingly provided for our mother. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Rock Springs, WY. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30am at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs, WY. In lieu of flowers the family asks you donate to Clarence Sargent Endowments for the Visual Arts Fund in care of Western Wyoming College Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.foxfh.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Vivian Doan Sargent please visit our Sympathy Store.

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What a great wife and mother of a wonderful family! I felt happiness whenever I was in her home.

Don James Sep 29 2021 1:23 PM

Vivian was such a friendly soul who will be missed by many. My condolensces to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Josephine Profaizer

Josephine Profaizer Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Vivian. She was friends with our Mom for many years. What a nice lady. Condolences to the family.

Artis & Marlene Kalivas Sep 9 2021 12:00 AM

I remember Vivian well. I worked with her at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, where she was a flash of lightening as she served those who came for lunch. I loved her, and will always think of her as a great lady, and a diligent follower of Jesus Christ.

Susan Heyborne Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM

Several years ago; I spent 19 days at Castle Rock recovering from a serious illness. I ate my meals at a table with Mrs. Sargent and her friends. Sorry to see she has passed. A very nice lady. Ed Tardoni

edward tardoni Sep 4 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers are coming your way as I remember Vivian. What a vivacious, gracious woman. Im sorry for your loss. Paula Zancanella Bradford

paula Bradford Sep 4 2021 12:00 AM

I met Vivian Sargent through Sharon Opella McIntosh over 50 years ago and remember to this day what a wonderful, kind ray of sunshine she was to me. What a treasure she was to the Rock Springs community all these years! My deep sympathy to Vivian's family. Wilma Jane Ivin Trossbach Dameron, Maryland

wilma irvin trossbach Sep 4 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Vivan. She was a great person with a huge heart. It's amazing she nearly made it to 100, after surviving cancer in the dark ages . I pray her many surviving family members will be comforted in this tremendous loss

Jim King Sep 3 2021 12:00 AM

Vivian was always so cheerful and bubbly ..she was a neat lady and I always enjoyed her when we encountered each other....these ladt years have been hard for her.

Pati Bussart Sep 3 2021 12:00 AM

Clarence and Vivian were friends of my parents, Ellis & Vera Fox. I remember meeting them on several occasions. My memory of Vivian (my parents called her Vi) were that she was fun to be with, always smiling and laughing and had such a pleasant personality. Sending condolences to family and friends. Jeannie Fox Brertzing

Jeannie Fox Bretzing Sep 3 2021 12:00 AM