Vivian died of natural causes at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Aug. 3, 1933, in Arkansas to the late Ralph and Torilla Ethridge Hill.
Vivian McGowan was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Gipson Discount Center in Muskogee, Okla., where she worked as a secretary.
Vivian was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Hill; and one daughter, Sandra Campbell.
She is survived by her husband, John McGowan of Cadiz; two brothers, Kenneth Hill of Abilene, Texas and Curly Hill of Mansfield, Texas; one son, John Frederick Jr. of Cadiz; one daughter, Judy McDaniel of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren Kristen Campbell, Coy Allen and Ashley McDaniel; and two great-grandchildren.