She was born on Aug. 14, 1933, in Bald Knob, Ark., to Clarence and Lular Lawson.
She was 5-feet, 1-inch tall, loved to bake, loved White Shoulder perfume and loved to buy red shoes, even if she never had a chance to wear them. There was always room at her table for you to eat, or just sip a cup of coffee or a glass of ice tea.
Bivens was a Certificated Nursing Assistant and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary League of Burns.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jerry Elmer Bivens of Burns; son, Jerry Bivens and wife Carol of California; daughters, Wanda Moralez and husband Richard, and Annette Riebau of Washington; sister, Irene Underwood of California; grandchildren, Sarah Bivens and Hillary Moralez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bivens was preceded in death by her parents; older brother, Charles Edward Lawson; and older sister, Lilly.
\A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. at LaFollette’s Chapel, 322 W. Monroe, Burns. Coffee and tea will be served at the home of her husband by her daughters following the memorial.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bivens’ memory may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, Post #10, in care of Opal Filteau, P.O. Box 546, Burns, OR 97220.