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Viviene L McCoslin

March 29, 1944 ~ September 2, 2022 (age 78)


A rare & beautiful soul, Viviene Louise McCoslin, ‘Mimi’ to her loved ones, met her Savior face to face after a long battle with Alzheimer’s dementia on September 2, 2022, at age 78 at her care home in Austin, TX. Born in Clinton, LA to Wilbur & Hazel Courtney and raised in Brazoria County, Texas, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, her parents and her brothers, John & Larry.  She was only 14 or 15 when she saw the love of her life, William Edwin ‘Ed’ McCoslin, or ‘Peanut’ to those close to him, from across the school yard and knew she would marry him. She often reminisced that her girlfriends said he was “bad”, but she could tell by the way he looked at her that he was a good man inside; she was right! They were married in September of 1960 and spent almost 58 amazing years together before his untimely passing in April of 2017. They raised three diversely different children, each precious to her, and there was never a dull moment in their home. She lovingly cared for every need of her husband and children, making each feel they were her favorite. She tended to her home and yard, growing her precious lilies and roses while simultaneously caring for horses, dogs, cats, pets of all varieties, including a turtle (whose loss is still a source of contention with her eldest). She was a courier to ball games, transporter to horse shows, and carer for any orphan or displaced soul in need. Her compassion for all living things was noteworthy. She was the behind the scenes heart and soul to her family, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and animal advocate. Simply stated, her family was her life. During her last years in Bastrop, after the loss of her darling Peanut, much quality time was spent with her grand & great grandchildren who are so grateful for memories of “my Mimi”, that will last a lifetime. During those years she often spoke of her first church, Jones Creek Baptist, where her daddy, husband & son were saved and baptized. She felt a very close bond with her pastor, Reverend Smithart & the church family and friends who always treated her with kindness and she remembered them fondly until the dementia stole her memories away. She was quite shy, although she could be feisty on occasion, always putting others before herself. She was the quiet spot in the middle of the spirited McCoslin brotherhood she married into. Viviene had a heart for service, always doing for others, avoiding the spotlight, an angel among us. True to form, she requested that her service be small and simple.
Viviene is survived by:
Son, Larry McCoslin & wife, Kathy & their children: Klayton McCoslin & wife, Brittany & son, Kole; Julie McCoslin & spouse, Brad Sutton & son Waylon; step-sons John Dorin & wife, Katelyn & children Jordyn, Caden & Easton; & Dustin Dorin.
Daughter, Lisa McCoslin Vincent & husband, Brandon & their children: Courtney Blanchard & daughters, Lindzy & Lyssa Miculek; Quincy Vincent & wife, Hannah & children Gypsy, Everleigh, Will & Faith.
Daughter, Leslee McCoslin & son, Dax Hensley.
Son in her heart, Troy Hansen & wife, Lisa & their children: Steven Schroeder & Brittni Rec.
They find comfort knowing her mind is restored, her suffering is over, and she is in the arms of her beloved Peanut once again.
The family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund or the charity of your choice. 
A graveside service to honor Viviene will be held Thursday, September 8 at 10:00am at Gulf Prairie Cemetery in Jones Creek, Texas.

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Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Viviene

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home


Graveside Service
September 8, 2022

10:00 AM
Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, Texas

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