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“I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Vi. She was the kindest person i have ever known. I loved to visit her in her home, she would always...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Denise Gerard - Delta, IA

“Thinking of Auntie Vi, and my memories of her wonderful sense of humor.She will never be forgotten. Love to you all. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Brian Salisbury - Maple Grove, MN

“Sorry to hear about your loss ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Duann Latta Ordway - Wilton, IA

“Shelly & Logan I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandmother & Great Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you both at this sad time. I...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley & Caleb Aldeman - IA

“Sheila and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It is not easy to lose a parent; someone who you loved so much and who loved you...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Karol Krotz - Iowa City, IA

“Sheila, Mark, Connie, Shannon and Melissa - I write this with tears of sorrow for the passing of such a wonderful woman, and tears of joy for the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Laurie Haeder - Des Moines, IA

“I love you immensely Gramma. Give Mom a hug and kiss for me. Have fun thrift shopping up there in Heaven. I bet there's some great deals to be had....Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Shelly Alston - Higginsville, MO

“Memories of Vi....Shortly after I moved in down the hill from Vi and Connie and Roland we became good friends.Vi was always a generous neighbor. It...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: jeff cave - riverside, IA


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 www.gayandciha.com.

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.