Vivian Leigh Bojan

October 10, 1956February 5, 2012

Vivian Leigh Bojan, age 55, of Apison, passed away Sunday February 5, 2012 in a local hospice care center. She was born October 10, 1956 in Queens, New York to the late Michael and Evelyn O’Brien.

Mrs. Bojan was a member of Redemption Point Church and was a United States Navy Veteran.

She was an avid gardener and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Survivors include her husband, John Bojan; two sons, Cody John Bojan of Apison; Ralph Gilbert of Florida; and one grandson, Regan Gilbert of Florida.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. 19269, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Cassandra Gaete

February 18, 2012

Uncle Bud and Cody, The loss of Aunt Mimi was hard, but we know she loved us all deeply. She will be missed and never forgotten.From her radiation personality, caring deeds, and her love for all of us she will be a memory I shall cherish.

February 18, 2012

Dear John and Cody,
I am so sorry for you loss. Vivian was an amazing woman in many ways and though I never told her how much she meant to our family I pray that she already knew. I hope you both can find comfort in know that she is resting in Gods arms and looking down from heaven smiling at the both of you. John you provided my aunt with something she searched for her entire life so thank you for making her last years here on earth the happiest she has ever had. God Bless.
Love Capri

lori farrell

February 16, 2012

Dear Vivian and Family , what words can soothe , what touch can heal the hurt of an untimely passing. Vivian I still remember the cat fights we had, only to make up and laugh and compare notes on life. We had quite a bit in common, yet our lifes took such different directions. I remember when you met John and how you told me " Lori I have always liked the bad boys, but this one is different. I think I can really love this guy" and in fact you did. You made the world a better place with your sincere sweetness and caring. You will be greatly missed. may God surround you in perfect love hold you in his arms. John and Cody, I pray God give you strength and understanding in the days ahead, Vivian loved you so very much, Viv your missed greatly by so many...I am glad we spoke by phone recently it meant the world to hear your voice........

Claudia Nable

February 16, 2012

John and family...I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that Vivian loved you so very much and that the time you had together were certainly the best times.

February 15, 2012

She will be missed deeply from my family! I loved her with all my heart and no one can ever take her place as my Aunt. She had an wonderful ability to understand everyone in there deepest times of life. I love you AUNT VIV>

Harley & Peggy Grillot

February 14, 2012

John and Family, we are deeply sorry. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you peace and light.


February 14, 2012

John and Cody

I am so sorry you lost Vivian, your wife and best friend. I know she loved you and Cody very much and you will miss her greatly. I will always remember how proud she was of you. Vivian always told me how much she loved you and Cody.

Vivian fought so hard. I will never forget her courage and dignity. Vivian doesn't have any pain now. Unfortunately for those of us left behind, we still feel the pain of loss. Always remember he strength and love.

I want you to know that I will help you in any way. I'll be in touch with you and Cody to check in and see how you are doing. I am here for the two of you. I look forward to seeing you again. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love always
Diane and John

February 13, 2012

John and Cody I have all the confidence that the both of you will get through this loss. Time is a great healer and you are in my prayers and thoughts.

Vivian, you were my sisters' best friend. You will always be in my heart as sister. You have been part of our family for thirty two years and I am so sorry that cancer took you at an early age. I will miss you. I will always remember your contagious sense of humor and your generous nature. Vivian until the end you stayed strong which gives me daily strength.

The world has so many beautiful things however, today the world is short a beautiful soul. John and Cody know that her memory lived on in all of us. My heart and my tears are always with the both of you.

My condolences
Teri Rogerwick

Jeffrey Rotz

February 12, 2012

John. Please accept my deepest condolences. As you know, I grew up with Vivian. She lived around the corner from my family. She has been a great friend and will be missed dearly. If I can ever do anything, please just ask.

Paulette Dimmer

February 11, 2012

John, I only had the opportunity to meet you once.
I attended your wedding and will forever hold the memory of the happiness in her eyes.
I left Florida shortly after but was able to re-connect with Vivian, on- line. She chose not
to mention her illness until after the Holidays. Recalling
the person that she was... It
was no surprise that she would
want to shelter others from this upsetting news.
I want you to know how sad I feel for your loss. Her love for you and Cody was obvious, even to those of us living far
away. Thank you for loving her. She meant the world to me. I often reminisced of my years at Helen Ellis and the sound of her laughter still makes me smile. <3