Obituary of Lois May Vance
Lois May Vance, 83, of Homedale, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2019. Lois was born April 11,
1936 to Leroy and Arleah Fearn in Red Cloud, Nebraska. She was raised with 2 brothers and 1 sister.
The family moved to Boise in April 1939.
Lois and Ron Vance married January 3, 1968. The blended family included eight children to raise. They
lived in Mtn. Home, then moved to Blackfoot due to Ron’s job, and lived there for 16 years. These were
noisy, fun years with so many children in the house. It involved a lot of cooking and cleaning, gardening
and canning, and Christmas traditions.
Ron sold farm chemicals, and when he started his own business in Blackfoot, Lois became the
They worked together in Blackfoot, then moved to Aberdeen and continued working until retiring in
2002. They had a house built in Homedale to be closer to Ron’s brothers, and enjoyed retirement.
Lois and Ron liked camping, fishing, and taking care of their yard. Lois was proficient at hyster driving
for their business, a skilled seamstress sewing clothes and quilting, and enjoyed reading.
Lois is survived by her husband of 51 years Ron, daughters Joylene, Sandra (Max), Deana (Stan), Lisa
(Mike), sons Randy (Lora), Jake, Pat (Annette), Doug (Rita), 25 grandchildren, and 12 great-
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Leroy and Keith, sister MaryLou, and son Lonnie.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, July 2 at 6-8pm at Flahiff Funeral Home in Homedale. Graveside
services will be Wednesday, July 3 at 10am at the Marsing-Homedale cemetery.