James "Scott" Vance

James “Scott” Vance was born Aug. 31, 1943, in Emporia to Samuel G. Vance and Nora Scott. He graduated to heaven Jan. 31, 2016, at Tucson, Ariz.

He was educated in Kansas, graduating high school in Holyrood, received his Bachelor of Science degree at Fort Hays State University, and his Masters of Science at Kansas State University.

He was an Army First Lieutenant, 4th Infantry Division, serving in Vietnam 1968-1969. His career took him to New York, Kansas, and California with IBM. In California he also worked for Bank of America and APL, the shipping company.

He retired from DHL in Arizona and enjoyed retirement life in SaddleBrooke, Ariz., since 2007. His retirement travels included trips to Egypt, New Zealand (Canyon Swing Adventure and Jet Boat Ride), Holy Land, Turkey and motorcycles trips in the United States.

He was a member of the Community Church at SaddleBrooke and CMA- Cruising Christians, Tucson Chapter. He enjoyed sailing the San Francisco Bay, playing poker and violin lessons. “Oh Danny Boy” still rings through our house.

He is survived by Sharon, his wife of 46 years; Becky Welch, sister; aunts: Bobby Miller, Kansas, Vivian Vance, Colorado; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Charles) Fritzemeier; brother-in-law, Charlie (Debbie) Kootz; five nieces and one nephew; 11 great-nieces and one great-nephew; numerous cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CMA-Cruising Christians or a Veteran Service organization of your choice.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at the  Vistoso Funeral Home, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, Az. 85755


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