Vivian Anderson Rahn departed her amazing, wonderful life on September 26, 2021, with her children by her side.
Vivian was born on December 17, 1948, in Elberton, GA as the youngest of three girls to the late James Wester and Alma Smith Anderson. She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Hugh Parker Rahn (Hugo), and they lived the majority of their life in Richmond Hill, Ga .
Vivian was predeceased by her parents and husband. She is survived by her son, Wess Shannon Rahn (Kim); daughter, Amy Rahn Markowitz (Brian); four grandchildren, Hunter Rahn (Victoria), Wes Rahn, Reid Markowitz, and Evan Markowitz; sisters, Jeanette Thames (James) and Pat Anderson; several nieces, nephews, and her great grandson and very best friend, Weston Oliver Rahn.
Viv, who was known to many as “Honey”, lived life to the fullest. Her devotion to family was undeniable. Her family was her entire focus, and she was always present. Cooking was her way of expressing her love for friends and family. She was happiest being on the water and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. There was never any doubt as to how she felt, she always told you, “ I love you so much it hurts my heart”.
Viv was fortunate to be able to remain at home with her children during their childhood. However, as they entered college, she needed a personal focus, which led to a job as a property manager at Melaver Inc. For the last 3 years,she found great joy working part time at Legacy at Savannah Quarters where she touched the lives of many residents.
Viv was a founding member of SMA Angels Charity. For the past 24 years , she championed for all those affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
The world has lost an extraordinary woman who was loved and adored by all. She was beautiful inside and out and showed it every single day through her kind words and actions. She once wrote if anyone asks how she wanted to be remembered, please say that she loved her family!
Friends wishing to honor her may make a donation in her name to SMA Angels Charity, a charity that was very dear to her heart.
SMA Angels Charity, PO Box 308, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 or SMAangels.org.
Per Viv's wishes, there will be a private service and celebration of her life.
Vivian was done of a kind, in a great way. She always made me feel good when we would see each other out and about in RH. We love her and her family.
- Gary and Beth Odom, Richmond Hill, Ga
- Lauren & Brett Strickland, Richmond Hill, GA
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
- Mark Gordon , Ponce inlet , Fl
Fly high my dear friend. Your friendship thru all the years has meant the world to me. I will be praying for your most valued possessions your children and grandkids. RIP!
- Margaret Barker Turner, Savannah , Ga
Our thoughts and prayers are with The Rahn Family! From Shannon, Teresa, Jace and Zander Spell
- Teresa Spell, Meldrim, Ga
My sister Robin & I grew up on Appleby Rd in Pt. Wentworth about 3 doors down from Pat, Jeanette, and Vivian. Such good memories of those years. It has been a pleasure getting reacquainted with Vivian on FaceBook. Grieving with you in your loss, celebrating with you in her gain of heaven.
- Twyla Tuten, N Augusta, SC
I have known Vivian since high school. She was very special. I will always remember our brief but delightful conversations at Publix. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy and condolences to her family.
- DENNIS SMITH, Richmond Hill, Georgia
She was a ray of sunshine,I will always remember the years and good times I had working for her at the Huddle House on 1-95 204,she was a beautiful lady inside and out,love you Viv,til we see each again,fly high!!!
- Tammy Owens Proman, Richmond Hill, Ga
- Rhonda K. Sutlive, Savannah, GA
My deepest sympathies Amy, Brian and family. We send our prayers during this difficult time. Charlotte and Tracy Mathena
- Charlotte Mathena, Greensboro, NC
Thinking of you and hoping you find comfort & strength at this difficult time. Viv was such an inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed. We send our love and hope that you find comfort in cherished memories you can forever hold on to. Our condolences, Wallette Widener & Carlis Rivera
- Dr. & Mrs. Carlos Rivera , Richmond Hill , Ga
Oh how I adored Mrs. Viv! I remember her so well from when I lived in RH as a little girl. And recently, we had begun talking a lot on FB. Her heart was huge and spirit and kindness immeasurable. I am so sorry for your loss. *My parents: Wayne Collins and June (Allen)
- Gracin (Collins) Teets , Macon , Ga
Vivian was a truly remarkable person. I got to know her and Hugh when they owned a restaurant many years ago. She was always a delight to be around and seemed to genuinely appreciate my silly little jokes. I would have the honor and pleasure of seeing her occasionally over the years, and she never changed. She truly was beautiful inside and out. My Bride, Pat, and I kept her in our prayers and we will continue to pray for your family. God bless you all. Scrappy Jackson, Midway, Georgia
- Daniel "Scrappy" Jackson, Midway, GA
I will always cherish coffee times with Vivian. Our children were growing up and we had much to discuss. Prayers for her family and friends.
- Dahlia Hood, Richmond Hill, Georgia's
An angel on earth and now in Heaven. Her caring ways for friends and family was amazing. She and her mother both had that same Angel spirit. RIP my friend.
- Kirk Johnson , Powder Springs , GA
We are offering up many prayers for the repose of Viv’s soul and all her family! She was a wonderful friend and we enjoyed many great times together. May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her! Diane & Bubba Sumerlin
- Diane & Bubba Sumerlin , Sylvania , GA
Viv was a like an angel on earth as she cared for my parents at Legacy at Savannah Quarters. Her warm hugs, pleasant words, and cooking truly endeared her to them. Although she will be missed here, it will be heavens gain. I am thankful to God for sharing her with us!
- Gatling Family, Pooler, Georgia
Vivian’s light will continue to shine in the hearts and minds of all who treasured her!
- Nancy Oswald, Winterville, NC
Viv was one of a kind and had a heart of gold. I enjoyed visiting with her at Legacy. She truly loved and cherished the residents as well as the staff. Heaven has gained an sweet angel who will be dearly missed on this side of Heaven. Keeping everyone grieving her tremendous loss in my prayers.
- Leisel Weatherford, Pooler, GA
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I met Vivian 66 years ago where we were first graders. I think I have pic of the two of us after being selected queen and king of the first grade. She was special and will be missed. Again, condolences to the family.
- Gary Simmons, Summerville, SC
Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time as you mourn the loss of your precious mother!! May you find peace and comfort knowing that others are holding you up in their daily prayers! We love you all!!!
- Charlie and SYBIL Moore, Savannah, Georgia
My sincere condolences at the loss of your dear loved one. (Groves HS 1967)
- Rebecca Kennedy Avant, Statesboro , GA
Vivian touch us all her at Legacy and we looked forward to her kindness and great fun of cooking. We all will miss her! She is a fine lady that was wonderful to all!
- Jack Karesh , Pooler, Ga
My friendship with Vivian goes back to our teen years at Groves high school and the last several years on Facebook, we all adored her, she had beauty, charm and wit, it was clear she loved and adored her entire family, may you RIP, dear Vivian, we have lost one of a kind. Praying for the family!
- Donna Crowder Grove, Beckley, West Virginia
Our prayers go out to the family. Vivian was a very special person and a friend to so many in our area. Always smiling and having a good time with everyone she ran into. Rest in peace Vivian.
- Don & Miriam Strickland, Richmond Hill, Georgia
We were deeply saddened to learn of Vivian’s passing. My Mother in Law, Ursula just adored Vivian. She was always so friendly and positive and uplifting in her role at Legacy of Savannah Quarters. She was definitely one of my Mother in Law’s favorite people. For me, while I did not know her well, still she was a source of comfort for me. When my husband; Ursula’s son was gravely ill, she was so good about bringing Ursula to my home so she could visit with Tony. She always hugged me and said such nice things to bolster me during this sad time. Our prayers to all of Vivian’s family for their terrible loss. Heaven certainly gained an angel with Vivian.
- Cindy Chastulik and Ursula Janssen, Pooler, GA
dear Amy and Shannon, my heart and prayers go out to you and your families. Your mother was beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Sincerely, NancySutlive
- nancy y. Sutlive, Alpharetta , ga
Viv was such an inspiration. She was there for me thru the darkest days of my life! The world has lost a very loving and supportive woman.
- Chris Thompson, Savannah, GA
My family sends our condolences for your loss.....Sisters, you might remember our family. When we were children, we used to spend time at each others' homes as our parents played cards. (Check --d-- and Patricia Boatright)
- Lynne Boat right and Patricia Boat right Mitchell, Pooler, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A Private Service Will Be Held