Vivian was born on January 14, 1958 in Augusta, Georgia to Everett and Elaine Cox, both formally of the Texas Panhandle area. Vivian’s father was in the Army at the time of her birth and they remained in Augusta until 1959 when he got out of the service and the family moved to Farmington, New Mexico where his parents lived.
A younger sister, Patricia Diane, was born in 1960 and the family remained in Farmington until 1961 when they returned to the Texas Panhandle where both of Vivian’s parents grew up. They first lived in Hereford, Texas until 1963 when they moved to their lifetime home in Amarillo, Texas.
In her youth, Vivian studied piano and had a great love for all types of music. She loved to sing and was a part of Concert Choir throughout High School. She graduated from Caprock High School in 1976 and several years later attended Amarillo College with her studies in accounting and Business Management.
Vivian married James F. Mayhall, also of Amarillo, in April of 1977 and they were blessed with two children: James Everett (J.E.) in May of 1978 and Kathleen Elaine in December of 1983. As a family, they enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, fishing, boating and all outdoor activities.
Vivian had the pleasure of also living in Georgia and Florida in the mid 1980’s and Pennsylvania in 2000. After her return to Amarillo in 2001 she went to work in the accounting department of the corporate office of Affiliated Foods where she continued to work until 2021 when she had to retire for medical reasons.
Vivian collected light houses and loved spending time with family and friends. She loved to crochet, listen to gospel music, reading her scriptures and attending church.
Vivian was preceded in death by an older brother prior to her birth, both of her parents, and her granddaughter Bridget Konetsco.
She was survived by her son, James Everett (J.E.) Mayhall and his wife, Georgiana; her daughter, Kathleen Elaine and husband Joseph Hawes; her grandson, Logan Konetsco all of Amarillo, Texas; her sister Patricia Diane McCorkle of Pennsylvania. In addition, there were three nieces, three nephews, three great-nieces, three great-nephews, one great-great niece; eight cousins, and her beloved Aunt Margie Cox, of Amarillo.
A Memorial Service celebrating Vivian’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo, Texas.
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful person.