01/12/1928 ~ 10/07/2020 Vivian Hayes Thomas, 92 was born January 12, 1928 in Shreveport, Louisiana.She passed away on October 7, 2020 in New Caney, Texas.Vivian is preceded in death by her husband, Merrell Russell Thomas of 64 years of marriage. Her parents, Victor Ivan Hayes and Lucille Callender O’Neil. Son in law, Paul Graeff.She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Graeff, Judy Fowler and husband Malcolm, and Laneda McGinty and husband Burt. Nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be held Friday October 16, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Rios Funeral Directors.Graveside service is Friday October 16, 2020 11:00 am at Houston National Cemetery.