Vivian   Duran
Vivian Duran

September 2, 1921 - April 26, 2018
Born in Pueblitos, New Mexico
Resided in Phoenix, Arizona
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Vivian Landavazo Duran, 96 years old, born in September 2nd, 1921 of Phoenix passed away April 26, 2018.
Vivian was born to Juan and Sofia Landavazo in Pueblitos New Mexico and raised in Belen. Prior to World War II, she traveled and worked for Clara Barth at the Barth Hotel in St. Johns, AZ, where she met Ruben Ortega Duran, where they were married 1940.

Vivian served her country during the World War II by working in the factories as an airframe assembler for Hughes Aircraft in California for the United States Army. Additionally, she was a Harvey Girl at the restaurant in Gallop, New Mexico.

After the war, Vivian and her husband operated business in McNary, Arizona and finally owned and operated a grocery store in south Phoenix called Silver Post Market and Ruben’s Market for 32 years.

Survived by her six children, Dan, Ruben, Patrick, Michael, Sophia and Veronica. Her descendants include 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren with one additional due in the Fall and 2 great-great grandchildren, as well as son and daughters in-law. Vivian encouraged her husband and children in arts, sports and education, they achieved multiple degrees, certificates and journeyman in the trades. She was preceded by her husband of 77 years Ruben Ortega Duran, and her son Eddie Duran.

Vivian is a devoted Catholic and long-term member of St. Vincent De Paul. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics and cooking with her family and friends. She traveled around the country as well as Europe and Mexico.

Vivian’s passed on the legacy of loving life and stewardship with her family and friends.
The funeral services will be at the Holy Cross Cemeteries and Funeral Homes located at 9925 West Thomas Road, Avondale, Arizona 85392. Listed below is the Funeral date and times.

Location: Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
Phone: 623 936 1710
Date: Saturday May 05, 2018
Times:
10:00 am- 1200 Visitation
12:00-12:30 Memories
12:30-0100 Rosary
01:00- 01:45 Scripture Service

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Visitation
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
9925 W. Thomas Road
Avondale, AZ US 85392
Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sharing of Memories
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
9925 W. Thomas Road
Avondale, AZ US 85392
Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Rosary
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
9925 W. Thomas Road
Avondale, AZ US 85392
Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Scripture Service
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
9925 W. Thomas Road
Avondale, AZ US 85392
Saturday, May 5, 2018
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Burial
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
9925 W. Thomas Road
Avondale, AZ 85392
Saturday, May 5, 2018