She grew up in the area and married Ben J. Miller on November 16, 1944.
They moved to Chattaroy in 1960 to operate a dairy farm.
Vivien was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She especially enjoyed her great-grandchildren.
She loved to play cards and dance.
She passed away peacefully on February 18, 2014.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mildred (Polensky) Kalanek; her brother, Billie Kalanek; her husband, Ben; and her son Bernard William.
She is survived by her sister, Daphne Hibl; brother, Gary Kalanek (Connie) and their children and grandchildren; her son, Bruce A. Miller (Gail) and their children; Amanda Nelson (Zac), Charlotte Miller, Melissa Benson (Roy), and Amy Cade (Jonathon); her daughter-in-law, Pat Johnson (Bob); her and Bernard’s children; Jolette Barber (Mark), Vickie Daniels, and Gretchen Miller; great-grandchildren, Tegan Daniels, Katherine and Elizabeth Nelson, Elena Cordier, Izadore Cade, and Melissa Barber.
She was loved much and will be greatly missed.
Services will be held as follows: Rosary will be on February 24 at 7:00pm at Riplinger Funeral Home 4305 N Division in Spokane and Funeral will be on Tuesday February 25, 2014 beginning at 11:00am, St. Joseph’s Parish, 3720 E Colbert Rd., Colbert, WA, burial to follow at the Chattaroy Cemetery.
Online guestbook at www.riplingerfuneralhome.com