Former longtime Lehi resident, Vivian Evans Seastrand, turned 95 on June 16. Even though she was born in American Fork, she married a “Lehi boy” and learned to love Lehi like so many of her Evans family. Vivian was a cheerleader at American Fork High School when she first noticed Bruce Evans, the son or Aaron and Beulah Evans. Bruce was one of five Evans boys. Bruce and Vivian didn’t date until after high school, however, and when Vivian asked Bruce why he didn’t notice her in high school, he quipped, “boys don’t go to ball games to watch “dippy” cheerleaders!”
After they courted and married, the couple moved to Lehi and lived on Saratoga Road for many years. They have four children, Brian, Kent, Lori (Nicholas), and Kathi (Kirkham). Bruce has passed away, but they have 24 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Vivian is the last living woman from the American Fork class of 1939. She credits “good Swedish genetics” for her long life. In 1943, Vivian and her friends were the founders of the Olympian Club which was a ladies social and service organization in Lehi for many years. She currently lives independently at her home in Tremonton.