September 26, 1922 September 20, 2010
Ann Vance of Medford, Ore., passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010, just shy of her 88th birthday. She was born on September 26, 1922, in Houma, La., to Ida and Duval Herbert.
In 1927, after her father passed away, her mother moved the family, which included her older sister, Rinda and brother, Floyd to Moose Heart, Ill., where she lived until she graduated from Moose Heart Academy in 1940.
On November 19, 1955, she married the love of her life, Clarence Vance. They were married for over 50 years until his death in 2006. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1962. Ann was a homemaker and active member of Jackson County Home Extension for over 40 years. After Clarence's retirement, they enjoyed more than 26 years of traveling in their RV across the U.S. and Canada, many of their trips with her sister and brother-in-law, Rinda and Art Kirk. They attended numerous class reunions at Ann's alma mater in Moose Heart, Ill. Ann enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and playing cards with her many friends. She remained very active with projects and Jackson County Home Extension throughout her life.
Ann is survived by three daughters, Judy Vance-Bartlett, of Medford, Ore., Susan Vance-Stephens and husband, Winston Stephens, of Palm Desert, Calif., Tami Vance-Oas, and husband, Andrew Oas, of Medford, Ore.; five granddaughters, Terri Travis, Kelli Dumont, Kaitlyn Oas, Sloane Stephens, and Vonnie Bristow; and four grandsons, Steven Bartlett, Bill Bartlett, Tyler Stephens, and Nathan Stephens; foster grandson, Robert Vance; 10 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Brittany and Garrett Travis, Storm and River Dumont, Sara, Jessica, Kayla Troutman, and Curtis and Christine Bartlett. She was preceded in death by husband Clarence Vance; son, Tyrone Romo; and great-grandson, Sage Dumont.
Ann will always be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness to everyone whose life she touched. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Ann will be forever in the hearts of everyone who was fortunate enough to know and love her. There will be a celebration of her life to be announced at a later date.
Because two of her great-grandchildren have Cystic Fibrosis, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Ann's memory.