Vivian Verniece Lee, 69, of Foster, Ore., died June 10, 2000. She was born to William Lester and Dorothy Goats May 30, 1931, in Woolum, Ark.
At age 3, she moved from Arkansas to Washington, moving to Mohawk, Ore at age 5. She attended school in Eugene, Ore., and moved to Overgaard, Ariz. in 1961. She worked for Zanes Steakhouse in Overgaard from 1963 to 1970. She then moved to Houck, Ariz. in 1970, to Holbrook, Ariz. in 1973 and to Payson in 1980. She then moved to Phoenix in 1982 and to Foster, Ore. in 1989. She owned and operated the Mesa Restaurant and Lounge in Holbrook, Ariz. from 1974 until 1983.
Survivors include three daughters, Toni Parker of Payson, Terri Nelson of Torrington, Wyo. and Becky Smith of Eugene, Ore.; three sons, Steve Faust of Holbrook, Ariz., David Faust of Taylor, Ariz., and Jim Lee of Taylor; three brothers, Doyle Goats of Phoenix, Wayne Goats of Scottsdale, and Larry Goats of Springfield, Ore.; five sisters, Violet Firestone of Foster, Ore., Vertie Wilkinson of Eugene, Ore., Virginia Frisbee of Gold Beach, Ore., Velma Spores of Kalispell, Mont. and Linda Irvin of Deming, N.M.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Doug Faust and Baby Boy Lee.
Memorial services were held today (June 13) in Springfield, Ore. Arrangements were handled by England's Eugene Memorial Chapel.