Vivian Nayes, age 89, of Fargo, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at home. She was surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice.
Vivian was born October 28, 1926 in Valley City, ND to Frank and Ethel (Kiser) Thilmony. She was raised in Tower City, ND and graduated High School there. Vivian married Gilbert Nayes on July 6, 1946 in Oriska, ND. They resided in Tower City until 1957 when they moved to Fargo. Gilbert died in 1991. Vivian moved to One Oak Place in 2009.
Vivian is survived by her children Gene (Sharon) Nayes, Moorhead, MN; Sandy Herk, Fort Collins, CO; Ron (Jan) Nayes, Eaton, CO; Nancy (Dan) Giere, Underwood, MN; Jane (Larry) Ganje, Fargo, ND; Rick (Kathy) Nayes, Fargo, ND; and daughter-in-law Becky Hebert, 17 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, 2 brothers Norbert Thilmony, Richfield, MN; Larry (Shari) Thilmony, Ashland, MO; and sister Joyce Peterson, Fargo, ND; brother-in-law Lloyd Jahr, Cheyenne, WY; and sister-in-law Audrey (Nayes) Primos, Jackson, MS.
Vivian is preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Jim, son-in-law Dan Herk, great granddaughter Marlee Nayes, two brothers Chancy and Pete Thilmony and her sister Lavetta Jahr.