Eddie Ruth Vance

1940 - 2021



Eddie Ruth Vance passed away on March 22, 2021. She was 80 years young. Eddie was born on October 20, 1940 in Mcrory, Arkansas to Ed Elliot and Amber Ridge. She relocated with her family from Arkansas to California as a teenager and settled in Watsonville. Eddie did in-home childcare for over 20 years while raising her two daughters, Sheila and Terri. She loved to travel and take family vacations to different places, loved camping and going to the annual family reunions. Anyone that knows her knew that she was very competative when playing games, whether it was marbles, Yahtzee or cards. Eddie loved spending time with her grandsons. Her laughter was contagious and she could sit and talk with anyone. She was kindhearted, loving, and made friends wherever she went, even her many walks on the beach. She loved to watch old western movies and tv shows.

Throughout the years, her home was the hub for Christmas, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and family get togethers. The common denominator to it all was family. She was always surrounded by family and made you feel welcome and cared for. 

Eddie is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and daughter; Terri Hickok. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Curtis, daughter Sheila Gardella, 2 grandsons; Kaden Roncelli and Connor Hickok, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services to be determined at a later date.

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