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Vivian Dorothy Bahler

January 8, 1940 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 81)

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Vivian Dorothy Bahler passed away peacefully on October 12, 2021 in Thornton, CO at the age of 81 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's.
Vivian was born in Phillips County, CO on January 8, 1940 to William and Dorothy Dudden. She grew up in the Amherst/Holyoke area with
her four brothers Elmer, Delmer, Darrell and Dale. She went to school in Amherst, CO through the eighth grade and graduated from Holyoke High
School. Vivian married her high school sweetheart, Robert Leroy Bahler on June 8, 1958 in Holyoke, CO. This union was blessed with three daughters,
Patricia (Patty), and twins Charlene (Char) and Marlene (Mar). Bob and Vivian celebrated 50 years of marriage before Bob passed away in 2008.
Vivian was a homemaker and co-managed the family farm with Bob until they sold it and moved into a new home in Holyoke in 2007. She
enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, sewing, and scrapbooking. She also enjoyed helping with harvest and driving the grain cart. She was a beloved
mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She treasured spending time with family and especially cherished over 20 years of summer family
vacations. She planned and prepared for these trips and would bake hundreds of vacation cookies each year. She was particularly proud of her 7
grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and attended many of their activities. She also devoted her time and energy as a caregiver to many family
members and a special neighbor throughout the years. She had a true servant’s heart.
Vivian was confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst, CO. She taught Sunday School,
Bible School and used her talents to make many banners and quilts throughout the years. A special project to her was making pillowcase dresses
that were sent to Africa. She was an active member of ‘Women of St. Paul's’ (WOSP) and served on the funeral committee for many years. She was
very passionate about supporting the Orphan Grain Train and other mission projects. She was also a member of the Eureka Club for many years and
cherished the lifelong friendships with many of the members from the Pleasant Valley Community.
In later years, Vivian enjoyed some traveling as she took several bus trips with friends Beverly, Peggy, Donna and Justine and cherished the
memories made on those trips. Lunch dates with her life long friend Doris were also very special.
Vivian is preceded in death by her husband Bob Bahler, parents William and Dorothy Dudden, brother Darrell Dudden, her mother and father
in-law as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Vivian is survived by her three daughters and their spouses Patty and Doug Kamery of Haxtun, CO, Char and Ian Cortez of Thornton, CO, Mar
and Paul Reynolds of Evans, CO ; her three brothers and their spouses, Elmer and Elaine Dudden, Delmar and Rosie Dudden, Dale and Wilma Dudden;
her seven grandchildren Jennifer Businger and husband Nate, Miranda Schnabel and husband Kyle, Michael Deslauriers and wife Halie, Jeremy
Deslauriers, Jordan Deslauriers and fiancé David Hirsch, Hayden Cortez and wife Magan, Vanessa Cortez and fiancé Malcolm Johnson; her seven
great grandchildren Rylee Businger, Seth & Asher Schnabel, Connor, Colten, Colby and Layla Deslauriers.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado.
Vivian’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to those who have taken this Alzheimer's journey with us. To Candace Martin in Holyoke
and to the many physicians, caregivers, chaplains and social workers from Bonaventure of Thornton, Bloom Healthcare, Bayada Home Health,
Season’s Hospice and Always Best Care Senior Services who helped us care for her over these past two years.
Vivian’s faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was something she lived daily and passed on to her family. God was faithful to her until the
end and we are so thankful that she has been made whole and is walking the streets of Heaven.

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 23, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
300 Monmouth Street
Amherst, CO 80721

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