Vivian Mae Grindstaff

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Vivian Mae Grindstaff (Butler)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fruita, Mesa County, Colorado, United States
Death: March 19, 1988 (76)
Corona, Riverside County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jesse James "Jess" Butler and Ida Myrtle Butler
Wife of Stanley Charles Grindstaff, Sr
Mother of Private; Private and Private
Sister of Florence Louise "Flossie" Lam (Butler); Vern Albert Butler; Guy Earl Butler; Dale Eugene Butler and Betty Loraine Butler

Occupation: employed by Glen Ivy Hot Springs Resort.
Managed by: Kent Joel Geller
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About Vivian Mae Grindstaff

Obit #1 - Copied exactly from a newspaper clipping:

CORONA, Calif. - Vivian Mae Grindstaff, 76, formerly of Perrydale, Ore., died Friday.

She was born in Fruita, Colo., and moved to the Perrydale area in about 1937 and remained there until 1941. She was a homemaker. She lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco and was employed by Glen Ivy Hot Springs Resort.

Survivors include her sons, Stan and Larry of Oakland, Calif., daughter Betty Chatham of Long Beach, Calif., and brother Dale Butler of Newport.

Memorial services will be held Sunday at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Internment will be at Loveland, Colo.

Obit #2 - Copied exactly from another newspaper clipping. The person who wrote this one was obviously a member of her church. They also gave the wrong month of birth, spelled the town of her birth incorrectly, and also stated that Vivian was one of four siblings when in fact she was one of six:

"A door is opened in heaven!" This exultant music rang as the conclusion of the Thanksgiving Service for Vivian Grindstaff here in the Glen Ivy Chapel, March 27. The chapel was full, and that is how Vivian lived her life, full and overflowing with thankfulness and blessing.

Vivian Mae Butler was born Aug. 30, 1911 in Futa, Colo., one of four children. In 1935 she was employed as a housekeeper by a widower and his family, who lived on a farm in Oregon. It was there, in 1938, that Vivian picked up one of Uranda's booklets and wrote in a response. Shortly thereafter Uranda came to the farm and gave a meeting.

The nucleus of Uranda's emerging ministry gathered in Glendale, Calif., for summer sessions with him in 1939, which Vivian attended. For the next two years she worked closely with Uranda in Long Beach, Calif., assisting with a health food store. In 1942, Vivian married Stanley Grindstaff. She then worked for a time with Dr. Bernard Jensen, father of modern iridology.

In late 1945 Sunrise Ranch was purchased, and in 1947 the Grindstaffs moved to Sunrise with their first boy, Stanley Jr., to be among the first dozen or so people there. In September 1960, Vivian attended the six-month Servers Training School and brought her long-term interest in attunement to a more trained focus. Vivian continued to be an active attunement server until her last moments, sharing literally thousands of attunements over the years.

From 1965 to 1979, Vivian was among the West Coast Pioneers, developing with others the first Emissary in Los Angeles, Riverside, Oakland and Southgate, Calif., until invited by John and Pam Gray in 1981 to live at Glen Ivy. Here she was a steady and radiant star.

Her son Larry encapsulates her spirit of welcome in this anecdote: "For a kid, moving to a strange new neighborhood can be fun but scary, but wherever we went, Mom turned strangers down the street or next door into supportive friends. I frequently heard her say things like, 'There's the sweetest lady in that corner house, Mrs. Knoble. She needs some help weeding and cleaning up. You should go talk to her. And she's got a grandson that goes to your school. He's very shy, maybe he'd like to play with you some afternoon. He has a train set!' When it came to people, she was fearless. There was no one she couldn't approach and talk to, and her inevitable last word for them was, 'Bless your heart!'"

Vivian's unflagging spirit of welcome, outreach and attunement were still in full flower when she departed, leaving the door to heaven wide open behind her.

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bit #1 - Copied exactly from a newspaper clipping:

CORONA, Calif. - Vivian Mae Grindstaff, 76, formerly of Perrydale, Ore., died Friday.

She was born in Fruita, Colo., and moved to the Perrydale area in about 1937 and remained there until 1941. She was a homemaker. She lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco and was employed by Glen Ivy Hot Springs Resort.

Survivors include her sons, Stan and Larry of Oakland, Calif., daughter Betty Chatham of Long Beach, Calif., and brother Dale Butler of Newport.

Memorial services will be held Sunday at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Internment will be at Loveland, Colo.

Obit #2 - Copied exactly from another newspaper clipping. The person who wrote this one was obviously a member of her church. They also gave the wrong month of birth, spelled the town of her birth incorrectly, and also stated that Vivian was one of four siblings when in fact she was one of six:

"A door is opened in heaven!" This exultant music rang as the conclusion of the Thanksgiving Service for Vivian Grindstaff here in the Glen Ivy Chapel, March 27. The chapel was full, and that is how Vivian lived her life, full and overflowing with thankfulness and blessing.

Vivian Mae Butler was born Aug. 30, 1911 in Futa, Colo., one of four children. In 1935 she was employed as a housekeeper by a widower and his family, who lived on a farm in Oregon. It was there, in 1938, that Vivian picked up one of Uranda's booklets and wrote in a response. Shortly thereafter Uranda came to the farm and gave a meeting.

The nucleus of Uranda's emerging ministry gathered in Glendale, Calif., for summer sessions with him in 1939, which Vivian attended. For the next two years she worked closely with Uranda in Long Beach, Calif., assisting with a health food store. In 1942, Vivian married Stanley Grindstaff. She then worked for a time with Dr. Bernard Jensen, father of modern iridology.

In late 1945 Sunrise Ranch was purchased, and in 1947 the Grindstaffs moved to Sunrise with their first boy, Stanley Jr., to be among the first dozen or so people there. In September 1960, Vivian attended the six-month Servers Training School and brought her long-term interest in attunement to a more trained focus. Vivian continued to be an active attunement server until her last moments, sharing literally thousands of attunements over the years.

From 1965 to 1979, Vivian was among the West Coast Pioneers, developing with others the first Emissary in Los Angeles, Riverside, Oakland and Southgate, Calif., until invited by John and Pam Gray in 1981 to live at Glen Ivy. Here she was a steady and radiant star.

Her son Larry encapsulates her spirit of welcome in this anecdote: "For a kid, moving to a strange new neighborhood can be fun but scary, but wherever we went, Mom turned strangers down the street or next door into supportive friends. I frequently heard her say things like, 'There's the sweetest lady in that corner house, Mrs. Knoble. She needs some help weeding and cleaning up. You should go talk to her. And she's got a grandson that goes to your school. He's very shy, maybe he'd like to play with you some afternoon. He has a train set!' When it came to people, she was fearless. There was no one she couldn't approach and talk to, and her inevitable last word for them was, 'Bless your heart!'"

Vivian's unflagging spirit of welcome, outreach and attunement were still in full flower when she departed, leaving the door to heaven wide open behind her.

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Vivian Mae Grindstaff's Timeline

1911
April 30, 1911
Fruita, Mesa County, Colorado, United States
1988
March 19, 1988
Age 76
Corona, Riverside County, California, United States
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Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, United States