Vivian Irene Brannan


Vivian Irene Brannan, 79, of Rock Springs passed away June 27, 2018, at Sage View Care Center. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Brannan died following a lengthy illness. 

She was born Aug. 26, 1938, in Rock Springs, the daughter of John and Irene North.  

Brannan attended schools in Rock Springs and was a Rock Springs High School graduate with the class of 1956. She attended the Parks School of Business in Denver and graduated with a business degree in November of 1956.

She worked at the Rialto Theater, North Hardware, Teton Van Gas, Yellow Front Stores, the National Park Service and the Wyoming Department of Revenue and Taxation for the longest period of time. Many called her the "Tax Lady."

She married Thomas H. Brannan Sept. 21, 1957, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. They had a family that consisted of three sons; Tom Brannan and wife Gail of Battle Mountain, Nev., Bob Brannan and wife Rhonda of Rock Springs, and Mike Brannan and wife Lori of Sugar Land, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Guhl and husband Robert of Rock Springs and Judy Brannan, who preceded her in death from an auto accident. Vivian was blessed with seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Dillon, Devon, Chester, RJ, Abby and Molly; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary North; and companion Jeanne Brush of Pasadena, Md.

Vivian was active in Rock Springs Women's Club, Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid, Actors Club and served as a Precinct Committee Woman for Democratic Party. She taught 30 girls to twirl batons, where in parades they took three first place awards.

Funeral services took place Monday.

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