Viola McIver, 93, of El Paso, Texas, died Monday, March 26th, 2012.
She was June 6th, 1918, to Oswald and Ella Kampfe of Lexington, Nebraska.
Viola and her sisters attended the Music Conservatory in Grand Island, Nebraska, where they performed as a piano trio with her playing the viola. She attended Hastings College in Grand Island. She then worked as a court stenographer in Washington D.C., where she met Alton McIver DDS, an Army Air Corp officer. They were married 1943 during WWII. They were married for 49 years living in Japan, Philippines, Tucson and they retired from the Air Force in El Paso in 1965. She became a Life Master Bridge player and was their 1972 Queen of Hearts at the El Paso Bridge Club. She served as a docent at the El Paso Museum of Art. She was in the Pen Crafters Calligraphy Guild, Embroidery Guild, Quilters Guild and enjoyed going to the El Paso Symphony Orchestra with her friends who shared those arts with her. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and active in the Women's group.
Viola was always especially creative and took everything to the next level of excellence. She was loving and giving to those around her. She is so dearly loved and will be missed by everyone whose lives have been touched by her presence.
She is survived by her children, Randy McIver, John McIver and Kathy Sanderlin; grandchildren, Carter Skye McIver, Steven McIver, Lorraine McIver, Vera Sanderlin, Viola Sanderlin, Virginia Sanderlin and Vicky Sanderlin; nieces, Terry Turner and Barbara Grisham.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Marion Kampfe; husband, Alton and her sisters, Vera Smith and Florence "Bootzy" Kunz.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 2nd at 1:30 p.m., at the Funeraria De Angel Kaster, Maxem and Futrell Chapel at 8817 Dyer in El Paso, Texas.