Vivian Ann Sleath

Rochester, Vt. — Vivian Ann Sleath, 59, of Rochester, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

She was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Savannah, Ga.; the daughter of Robert and Loretta (Raymond) Sleath. She graduated from Rochester High School and attended University of Vermont and University of New Mexico. She lived most of her life in Rochester, having spent 1980-1986 in Albuquerque, N.M. where she met the love of her life, Greg Price. She worked at Oatmeal Studios in Rochester from 1986 until it closed. She then continued to work for Excelsior until last year. Vivian was an exceptional artist who enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was a mentor who taught several local children art and gardening.

Survivors include her life partner of 34 years, Greg Price of Rochester; father, Robert Sleath and his wife, Barb of Rochester; brothers, Barry Sleath and his wife, Glenda of Grantham, N.H., Mark Sleath and his wife, Brigid of West Fairlee, and Carl Sleath and his wife, Karin of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron and DeeAnn Price of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Connie Sleath of St. Johnsbury; one great-uncle, three uncles, two aunts, numerous cherished nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Damian Sleath, her mother, Loretta Sleath, and by niece Katy Sleath.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the family residence, 64 State Garage Road in Rochester. Private burial will take place prior to the service. There are no calling hours.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Damian Sleath Scholarship Fund at Rochester High School, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.