Vivienne Anderson was born August 22, 1918 in Ririe, Idaho to Joseph Henry Mason and Elanor Armstrong. She attended Ririe Elementary School and later, attended a year of high school in Ucon, Idaho. She returned afterward to Ririe and graduated from there at the age of sixteen in 1935. She worked at Rodgers Brothers, picking seeds on a conveyer belt. In 1937, she moved to Grantsville, Utah to work for her aunt and uncle at Blue Bird. There, she met William Lee Anderson, whom she married in 1939 in Albany, California. The lived there for three years and had a child, Terry. In 1942, they moved back to Grantsville and bought a store, which they owned for fourteen years. They had three more children, Bryon, David, and Dennis. Vivienne died March 27, 1990.
Part of the J. Allen Parkinson collection, this is a two-page typescript biography written in 1960 by Vivienne's son, David. It is located in the second folder of the collection, which is labeled,Biographies, Ad- Ar. There is little detail concerning Vivienne's personal life, although David does mention some of Vivienne's activities as a youth: she took part in the county spelling contest when she was only in elementary school, and while in high school, was active in music and drama.