Vivian Lord
Vivian Lord
Vivian Lord
Vivian Lord

Obituary of Vivian Elizabeth Lord

Vivian Elizabeth Lord, 92, of State College, died Friday, March 29, 2024, at Juniper Village at Wellspring.

Born April 27, 1931, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of the late George Wells and Mary Ann (Rosenfeld) Gasper. On July 18, 1955 in Bridgewater, MA she married Arthur Calderwood Lord, Jr. Her beloved husband preceded her in death on November 14, 2002.

Vivian is survived by two children, Bruce E. Lord (Jenni Evans) of Boalsburg and Kathy Dittmann (Gerald) of Howard; brother, Louis Gasper (JoAnn) of Hereford, AZ; sister, Diane Kennedy (Jay) of Wilmington, NC; and her grandchildren, Sara Dittmann Clark (Zac) of Montoursville and Andrew Dittmann of Reading.

She was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville H.S. and a 1953 graduate of Bridgewater State University earning a bachelor's in Elementary Education. Following graduation, she began a career in elementary education as a kindergarten teacher in Weymouth, MA and later taught in Lancaster, PA.

Vivian was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Always one to remain active and sharing her time, Vivian volunteered at Mount Nittany Medical Center until age 86. She was a member of various weaving, quilting, knitting, and sewing groups. Her weaving talents earned her first place in the PA Farm Show's sheep to shawl contest.

Vivian was proud to have traveled to all fifty states and many countries with her husband. She loved to read, play cards, and spend time with her family and friends.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 11am at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 208 W. Foster Ave., State College, PA with The Reverend Jeffrey Packard officiating.

The family is so thankful for the compassionate care shown to Vivian by the Juniper Village at Brookline Wellspring Memory Care team.

Family asks that memorial contributions may be made in remembrance of Vivian to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be entered at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vivian Lord, please visit Tribute Store

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Thursday, April 25, 2024
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
208 W. Foster Ave.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Share Your Memory of