SOUTH PARIS — Vivian B. Hall, 93, of South Paris died Saturday at her home.

She was born in Buckfield March 20, 1916. She went to the Tyler Corner School in Hartford and attended Canton High School.

She was employed at B.E. Cole Shoe Shop and then attained her real estate license and with Beryl formed Hall and Hall Realty. At age 65 she opened the first H & R Block franchise in Maine, which is still owned by the family on Main Street in South Paris.

As a child she enjoyed working in the barn with the animals and training Red Durham steers. As she got older her love of animals continued, especially her love of horses. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of South Paris and was past president of the Thalian Club of the church. She was past president of the Western Maine Realtors Association. Vivian enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing and will be remembered for her custard pie and chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.

Survivors include her son, Wendall and his wife, Beryl, of South Woodstock; her daughter, Faylene McKeen of Norway; seven grandchildren, Vikki and Barry Holmes, Lynn and Melissa McKeen, Denise Hall, Lisa and Dave Connors, Becky and Richard Woodman, Billie Jo Lawton and Janet and Scott Everett; 16 great-grandchildren; her ex-son-in-law, Elias McKeen of West Paris; and three sisters, Beulah Brown and Marguerite and Antti Pulkkinen, all of Hartford, and Iva and Butch Graves of Temple.

Vivian was predeceased by her two husbands Harry Field and John Harland Hall; two sons, Elliot Field and Franklin Hall; and two brothers, Walter and Clifford Bragg.

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