Vivien M. Wells
Vivien M. Wells

December 8, 1924 - April 13, 2024
Born in Gillett Grove, IA
Resided in Ankeny, IA
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Vivien Wells passed away very peacefully on April 13, 2024 at the Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa, where she resided for only 69 days. Her great-niece, Abby Rudd Slife, was with her until she passed to her new life. Vivien was 99 years old. Per her wishes, Vivien’s body was donated to Des Moines University Medical School.

Vivien traveled the world throughout her life. Her positive, joyful and loving spirit will be a lasting memory by so many who loved her. Vivien was a devoted member of Windsor Heights Lutheran Church where she treasured her many years there.

Left to remember her is her family, friends, and everyone whose lives she touched. To her, all she encountered were family.

A celebration of Vivien’s life will be at 11 a.m. on May 16, 2024 at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of the service will be available at

Memorials may be given to her church, 1240 - 66th Street, Windsor Heights, IA 50324 or to a charity of your choosing.





Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 - 66th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Thursday, May 16, 2024
11:00 AM


Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 66th Street
Windsor Heights, IA US 50322