Vivian Loughlin

Our lovely Vivian Loughlin, born to Florence and Reginald LeBrun on Christmas Eve 1920, passed away Aug. 28, 2008, at the age of 87 at Home Place under the care and watchful eye of their staff and our family.

First married to Clifford Gowler, she had two wonderful children, Carl and Terry. Later, after going through a divorce, she moved to Anacortes to be close to her mother and father. With so much love in her heart still to give she met Stan Loughlin while working at NAS Whidbey Island and later married and moved to Oak Harbor. Stan already had two sons, Mike and Beau Loughlin, and that gave Vivian two more sons to love. With Stan she had 43 wonderful years of marriage and a full life. Her greatest pleasures were home, family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, golf, fishing, volunteering as a Grey Lady at the hospital at NAS Whidbey and evening walks at Penn Cove. Together they took their travel trailer to golf courses all up and down the West Coast, meeting many friends and having a terrific time along the way. Later they took in Vivian’s mother “Flo” to live with them until her passing.

Vivian was a graceful and courageous woman who battled through dementia and physical hardships always with a smile and a kind word. There is a huge hole in all the hearts of her loved ones but through her strength and love, the many wonderful memories will fill them all.

She is survived by her husband Stan Loughlin, sister Yvonne Davis, sons and their wives, Mike and Chris and Beau and Linda Loughlin, Carl and Marsha and Terry and Patty Gowler, along grandsons and granddaughters and great granddaughters. The family would like to thank the staff at Creekside for the love and care they gave her, the staff at Home Place that made her final stay a peaceful one and Hospice for making the transition easier for her and the family. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice. She was a true lady and loving woman right up to the end. She made this a better place for all who knew her.