Margaret "Vivian" Jarvis

June 20, 1931April 18, 2019
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Margaret “Vivian” Morrison Jarvis born June 20, 1931 in Rockbridge County, VA passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at her home in Stuarts Draft, VA on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde W. Morrison and Lillian H. Morrison (Potter); infant brother, Ray W. Morrison; sister, Jean M. Barnes; husband, Raymond E. Jarvis, Sr.; son, David W. Jarvis; and grandson Gary D. Jarvis.

She is survived by her children, Larry R. Jarvis (Lucy), Raymond E. Jarvis Jr. (Suzanne), Kevin M. Jarvis (Cindy), and Karen J. Emrey (Richard); grandchildren, Amy Smitty, Alex Jarvis, Kristen Atkinson, Michael Jarvis, Raymond Jarvis III, Nicolas Jarvis, Timothy Jarvis, Lauren Jarvis, Chris Jarvis, Katie Rawlings, Wesley Huffman, Clay Emrey III, and Bryan Emrey; great grandchildren, JJ Smitty, Jones Jarvis, Archie Jarvis, Emma Jarvis, Eva Jarvis, Will Rawlings, Jay Rawlings, Grant Rawlings, and Becca Huffman; as well as her sister, Carolyn M. Elliott (Russell).

Vivian was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church where she served faithfully for many years. She especially enjoyed participating in the Lunch Bunch and the United Methodist Women. She found great pleasure in helping in the community as she was a member of the Talking Book Club and its Board, was a member of the local Homemakers’ Club, and was a passionate fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Through her church service, community involvement, and caring ways Vivian formed many lifelong friendships including one with her dear friend Peggy Simmons who passed before her.

Services will be held at Calvary UMC on Friday, April 26, 2019. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at noon with a graveside burial to follow.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Cohron, Scott Horan, Tate Jarvis, Ron Johnson, Sam Robb, Matthew Roop, Donald Snead, and Jeff Swartz. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bible Journey Sunday School Class at Calvary UMC.

The family would like to say special thanks to Vivian’s loving caregivers for their exceptional care and kindness along with the staff of Hospice of the Shenandoah.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request memorial contributions be made to either Calvary UMC, 2179 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft VA 24477 or the CFF VA Chapter, 7202 Glen Forest Dr, Suite #102, Richmond, VA 23226.

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  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 26, 2019


  • Officiating, Interment


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Kristi Mathia

April 27, 2019

I was blessed to have Vivian as my aunt, and I loved her dearly. I will miss her always.

Vivian did not have good vision, and as a result, she missed seeing some of the beautiful things of this Earth. However, what she accomplished in her life went far beyond just seeing beautiful things.

Vivian created beautiful things. She created a love for family, athletics, and hobbies growing up in a rural part of Rockbridge County. She created a beautiful relationship with her sisters, mother and father. Vivian created a beautiful love story with her husband Ray. She created meaningful friendships marked with kindness and fun. She created five beautiful children who married wonderful partners and gave her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Most of all, she created a beautiful faith that substained her in times of difficulties and grief.

Vivian lived the Biblical verse in the Book of Matthew chapter 6. "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven".

I am certain that Vivian is now seeing all the amazing and beautiful sights of Heaven, and I am certain that God is so very pleased with her beautiful creations here on Earth.

Roxiann Ruley

April 27, 2019

So sorry for your loss Karen J Emery prayers for all Roxiann Ruley

David Macaulay

April 25, 2019

Larry, Raymond, Kevin and Karen; Margaret and I are saddened to learn of Aunt Vivian's passing. I have very fond memories of her and am confident of her eternal resting place. I will be out of town on Friday and will not be able to bring Daddy. Our sincere sympathies to all of you.

David & Margaret Macaulay