He lived his entire life in Rush Valley, with the exception of the time that he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married Betty Johnson on July 22, 1950, in Ophir, Utah. They were the parents of six sons: Curtis (Kandy), Mike (Julie), Wade (deceased), Dennis (Jerri), Jerry and Kevin (Jaclynn). Vance and Betty are grandparents to 16 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son and two great-grandchildren. He retired from Dugway Proving Ground after 30 years of service.
Most of his life was devoted to farming and ranching. He was the epitome of a true cowboy.
Services will be held Thursday, July 6, at the Rush Valley LDS Ward Building, beginning at noon at 985 N. Church St., with a viewing prior from 10-11:45 a.m. Interment at the St. John Cemetery.