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William "Bill" Wise Vance
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William "Bill" Wise Vance

Born: October 29, 1920
Died: March 20, 2014

U.S. Veteran

William “Bill” Wise Vance, age 93, of Jackson, CA, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Wilton. Bill was born in Folsom, CA on October 29, 1920, a son of the late Jenny (Woodbury) and Charles Cameron Vance.


Bill is survived by his daughters, Thala and her husband, Robert Wolin of Jackson, Jene’ Vance of Whitesboro, Texas; grandchildren, Vanessa Glass (Michael), Alison Turner (Aaron), Cindy Vicini (Rick), Jason Wolin; great grandchildren, Grace, Caitlin, Sydney, Brittany and Tyler. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Marie G. Vance in 2008 and his first wife, Theodora Isabel Vance in 1992.


He served in the U.S. Navy as a Lt Commander during WW II. Bill owned and operated Vance’s Market in Orangevale for 13 years prior to becoming a business manager for school districts. He retired from Castro Valley School District in 1973.


Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 AM at Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. Private family interment will be at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Fund 4899 Belfort Rd Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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