Vivian Maurine Warner

September 3, 1913June 16, 2013

Graveside services for Vivian (Smith) Warner, 99, will be held Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m.June 18, 2013 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park with Rev. Cindy Doran officiating. Vivian was born September 3, 1913 in Diboll, Angelina County, Texas to Alma (Bowen) and Henry Lonzo Smith, and died June 16, 2013. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a retired school teacher and volunteer in the genealogy room of the Kurth Memorial Library. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Pate and Barbara Warner of Lebanon, Kentucky; granddaughter, Kathleen Warner Eskridge and husband, Matthew Eskridge of Richmond, Kentucky; brother and sister-in-law, Joe Donald and Emma Lee Smith of Diboll, Texas; three nieces and two nephews. Mrs. Warner is preceded in death by her husband, Pate Smith Warner, Sr.; brother, L. D. Smith; and sister, Marguerite Chapman. Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vivian Maurine Warner

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A. Jane Holcomb

July 11, 2013

Vivian was my Aunt. She was my Daddy's oldest sister, and she was an inspiration to me and everyone who knew her. I will miss her so very much. She was such a "Grand Lady" and had a smile and a kind word for every one.
She always seemed to fine the good in any situation, no matter what. I love you Vivian, you left a huge void in my life.

Ana Medina Castillo

June 24, 2013

So sorry to hear about Ms. Warner's passing. She was my 3rd grade teacher at Temple Elem.(Diboll) in 1971. She was a great teacher, person and friend, I would go visit her in the nursing home in Lufkin. She was always a delight, I loved visiting her. I will forever hold her sweet memory in my heart. She was truly a Blessing in my life and I loved her dearly.

Geriann & Bill Warner

June 21, 2013

Vivian Warner was my aunt by marriage to her nephew Bill Warner. She was a very lovely, intelligent and delightful person to be around. According to her, "all her days were good days," She loved reading and doing crossword puzzles. Bill and Geriann Warner will miss seeing and sharing family stories and gardening secrets.

Dana McBride

June 18, 2013

Mr and Mrs Warner were our neighbors on Ross Street for a few years. Such wonderful people! So very sorry for your loss.

Shirley Harris

June 18, 2013

Even at 99 we are not ready to give them up. Sorry we couldn't be at the service. Will keep this family in our prayers.

Rhonda Conditt-Clover

June 18, 2013

So very sorry to hear about Ms. Warner's passing. She was a very lovely person who had a gift of reaching out to people.Her presence will be missed.

June 18, 2013

charles norris