2017-03-15 / Obituaries



Viviene Lee Foster Huntoon went home to be with her Lord March 5, 2017. She was born July 19, 1922 to Samuel (an engineer with the paper mills) and Elma Foster, in Rumford, Maine, the baby of five children. She graduated from high school in Hudson Falls, New York, and went on to college at Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW – fondly known as Messy W).

Her parents were from the South, but by the time of her graduation, moved to Kalamazoo, and she moved home with them and worked for Upjohn. While in Kalamazoo, she and Edward (a first year teacher in Marlette) were introduced and the rest became history. They were married May 24, 1947 and made their home in Marlette.

Viviene is survived by five children, Melanie of McLean, Virginia, Doris of Marlette, Ted (Sue) of Marlette, Marilee (Paul) Atkins of Imlay City, and Marilyn (Tom) Duke of Novi. She also is survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and loved by all.

Viviene was a member of Marlette United Methodist Church. Edward and Viviene bought a home in Bartow, Florida, in 1985, and spent many happy winters there, where they attended Asbury United Methodist Church. They also owned a cottage in Caseville for many years where they entertained family and friends, especially the grandchildren.

Viviene was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years; her parents, and all of her and Edward’s siblings. She lived a long and happy life.

Memorials may be given to Marlette United Methodist Church Endowment Fund or the Edward Huntoon Memorial Scholarship Fund (through Sanilac County Community Foundation). A Memorial service for Viviene will be held in the spring or summer.

You may share an online condolence at: www.marshfuneral.com

Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St. Marlette. Phone 989-635-3658.

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