Vivian Mignon Kiser (1911-2006)


Vivian Mignon "Peggy" Dismore Johnson Kiser, 95, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 in Mesa.

She was born in Hobart, Okla. on May 11, 1911.



She and her family moved to Phoenix in the late 1930s, where they owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store for several years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Wyatt Johnson, father of her two children, who died in 1962, and her second husband, Earl Tracy Kiser, who passed away in 1973.

She is survived by her son, Fred Johnson of Lakeside, and her daughter, Barbara Zachariae of Young and six grandchildren, Steve Johnson and Eric Johnson of Lakeside, Cheryl Johnson Carden of Honaunau, Hawaii, David Zachariae of Buckeye, Sara Zachariae Routhier of Taylor, and Marla Zachariae Knickrehm of Young. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

"Peggy," as most people knew her, and her husband, Earl, were among the first permanent residents at Haigler Creek.

Her home at Haigler Creek was the showplace of the area with her prize-winning flowers and vegetable garden. She won many blue and purple ribbons for her gardening and culinary skills at the Gila County Fair in Young. She was also very successful in real estate sales, and helped develop and sell the Haigler Creek Estates.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Young. Viewing will be held prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Young Cemetery, next to her husband, Earl Kiser.

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