OBITUARY

Imogene Vance

December 26, 1928May 4, 2013

Imogene "Jeanne" Vance 1928 - 2013 Lifelong Kern County resident, born December 26, 1928 in Bakersfield, CA and passed away May 4, 2013, at the age of 84, in Bakersfield, CA. She grew up in Bakersfield, moved to Lebec where she resided for over 45 years, then moved home to Bakersfield to be near her family. Jeanne retired from the U.S. Post Office in Lebec after 28 years of faithful service. She was active in the El Tejon PTA while her children attended school there. She served as a board member on the local water district and was a faithful volunteer at Houchin Blood Bank for many years. Jeanne loved her family and having everyone home for all the holidays. She was a very kind, thoughtful, caring and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met. Jeanne is survived by her daughter and husband, Chris and John Sheehan; son and daughter-in-law, Eldon and Sheryl Hawks; grandson, Steve Hawks and wife Judy; granddaughter, Pam and husband Larry Rizer; great grandson, Garrett Hawks; great granddaughter, Alicia Rizer; sister, Geraldine Creech, all of Bakersfield; many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Thank you for all the wonderful care from the many caregivers she had during her illness with dementia especially Tina, Kathy, Arcadia Gardens Residential Care and Hoffmann Hospice. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. There will be no viewing at her request.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 9, 2013
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Peggy Smith

May 10, 2013

Jeanne will be greatly missed here, at the Houchin Community Blood bank! She could really fold a mean t-shirt! RIP, Jeanne.

Jana Fidler-Wiggers

May 8, 2013

Wanted to let the family know how much I owe to Jeanne. When I was a young deputy's bride in Frazier Park back in the late 70's early 80's Jeanne befriended me and made me feel part of the family. Chris you were there that one Easter when my oldest daughter was very small. My daughter and I were made to feel part of the family and Shawna got to hunt easter eggs. It was so fun your mom and dad were so kind. I have pictures to remember that day forever. Just wanted you to know. . . .
Sincerely and with much sympathy
Jana Fidler-Wiggers

Joaquin Marion

May 8, 2013

Rest in peace Aunt Jeanne.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY