Viviann P. Prescott

Viviann Permelia Prescott, 86, formerly of York, Epping, N.H. and California, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 at home.

She was born Sept. 12, 1924 in San Diego, Calif., a daughter of the late Cary A. and Delia Jane (McCaffree) Prescott. She was a graduate of Grossmont High School, she attended Pierce College, Lutheran College and California State University at Northridge, all of the San Fernando Valley. Graduate research was done at the University of California at Los Angeles in Education and Law, at the University of Southern California at Davis in Sociology toward a doctoral degree. Professor Prescott worked as an elementary and secondary teacher for the Los Angeles City Unified School District for 24 years, as a Dean of Girls at Woodland High School and earned academic standing at California State University at Long Beach. She traveled extensively throughout the United States researching material for two published books and had several novels, series of short stories and poetry manuscripts submitted for publication.

She was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church, the Old York Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution, the York Senior Center, Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, AARP and various professional organizations. Since retiring as an educator she was engaged in computer research, writing and followed the hobbies of photography and gardening.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Rae Kiner; three brothers, Rev. Leonard A. Prescott, Rev. Lyle E. Prescott and Wilbur E. Prescott; and her husband, Theodor E. Bratrud, MD.

She leaves a daughter, Sara Miriam Kiner-Gibely of Sweden; two sons, Ronald B. Kiner of Plano, Texas and Gregory P. Kiner of Lake Alfred, Fla.; four brothers, Roland D. Prescott, Chester E. Prescott, Dwane C. Prescott and James L. Prescott; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Viviann will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at the First Congregational Church on South High Street in Bridgton. Interment with prayers will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the First Parish Cemetery, 180 York St., York. There are no calling hours. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, ME is directing arrangements. Visit

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