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Susan Jane Vincent

Susan Jane Vincent, 81, was taken by our Lord on Sept. 29, 2013.

She was born to Irvin and Buna Belle (McGrew) Faris on Nov. 5, 1931 in Eugene.

Susan and her family moved to New Pine Creek in 1936.  She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1949, Salutatorian of her class, receiving the Daly Fund.  She married Kelton Edy Vincent on July 3, 1949.

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon State College in 1969 with a degree in education.  Mrs. Vincent was a school teacher starting her career at Stateline.  She also taught in Bly and then at Fremont and Arthur D. Hay in Lakeview.

As well as touching many lives as an educator for so many years, Susan was a member of the Truth, a lifetime member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Demolay, The Order of the Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, Sage Brush Echoes, Lake Community Theatre, board member of Treasure Valley Community College, Tall Town Travelers, Lakeview Elks Lodge. She was a master quilter and seamstress, painter, potter, supporter of the 4-H student exchange program, Cub Scout den mother, 4-H leader, founder of Sue’s Band.  Sue was an accomplished pianist, a fan of anything that her family was involved in and she enjoyed playing cards at the Pine Creek Cemetery.  Kelton and Susan enjoyed traveling the world.  She and Kelton were anonymous contributors to Christmas Food Baskets.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Buna Belle (McGrew) Faris; beloved first son Vernon; and brother Donald.

Susan is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Kelton Vincent; son and daughter-in-law Robin and DeNae Vincent; daughters and sons–in-law Darla and Philip Dorn, Anita and Steve Kock, and Tanya and Brad Winters; brother Robert Faris; sister Janet Luesink; grandchildren Jenny Patzke, Jodi Vaughn, Jeremy Winters, Aimee Kintzley, Kolten Kock, Brandi Harris, Kory Kock, Kellen Clemens, Keagan Kock; great-grandchildren, Tenysen and Jerry Kelton Patzke, Kaydyn and Kya Kintzley,  Kloey and Zaryk Winters, Kate, Grant and Scarlett Clemens, Brooklynn Kock, Rileigh and Ali Vaughn; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was a daughter, sister, friend,  wife,  mother,  aunt,  grandmother,  great grandmother,  mentor, and  teacher. Susan’s family was very important to her.

She will always be our Hero…

A Celebration of Susan’s life will be held at A.D. Hay School Auditorium at 11:05 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, followed by a reception at the Elks Lodge.

Contributions can be made to the Daly Fund, Lake County Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

One Response to "Susan Jane Vincent"

  1. Sandi Gray  October 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU to a wonderful teacher, mentor, neighbor to my grandma Esther, and friend. You will be sorely missed in the community! Thank you for your limitless patience with me when I was a student in your class. I was definitely a challenge to you. I don’t know if there will every be another teacher in the world like you. Your hard work, commitment to students and the youth of our town were limitless and I want you to know how much you were appreciated. I enjoyed seeing you in your front yard and visiting with you when I visited with my grandmother. You were a very good friend and neighbor to her. Thank you for all of your dedication towards the 4H, Job’s Daughters, OES, Demolay and your other countless projects for the community. You were truly a great role model for me and taught me more than I can describe. Your student and friend, Love Sandi Gray


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