Violet G. Salisbury

  • Born: July 24, 1917
  • Died: November 10, 2015
  • Location: Riverside, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Violet G. "Vi" Salisbury, 98, formerly of rural Riverside, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, November 13th at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial following at North Scott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials in Vi's name can be made to the Violet Salisbury Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be sent to her family at

Violet G. Peterson was born July 24, 1917, in rural Johnson County; daughter of Andrew and Christiana (Miller) Peterson. On June 2, 1951, she married Harry Salisbury in Casper, Wyoming and spent several years farming in South Dakota. In 1958, they would move back to Iowa to be near Vi's family. Vi worked several jobs in this area, starting with Paris Cleaners, working at the Hamburg Inn, Sheller-Globe and ultimately retiring from Dairy Queen. After retirement Vi loved daily visits to the thrift stores and garage sales. She always enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with family. She had a close relationship with her local granddaughters, Shannon and Melissa and left many life-long memories for them to cherish.

Her family includes her children, Gary Salisbury (Marie) of San Diego, CA, Connie Salisbury of Martelle and Sheila Frink (Mark) of Martelle; four grandchildren, Michelle Elaine Alston, Yvette Gammon (Donnie), Shannon Frink and Melissa Ludovissy (Justin); three great-grandchildren, Logan Alston, Jake Gammon and Baylen Ludovissy; sister, Mary Berry as well as numerous extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Paul Peterson, Irving Pederson and Roland Pederson and sisters, Edith Brown, Betty Stratton and Esther Arn.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Vi's family and her services.