Sylvia Agnes Vance
Sylvia Agnes Vance, 82, of Weatherford passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at her residence. She was born August 25, 1937 in Hebbronville, Texas to Forrest and Agnes Cockrell McAden.
A fourth generation Texan, Sylvia was an accomplished Majorette at Texas Tech graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts. That same year in Lubbock, she entranced the Airforce Cadet, Jon Vance, to whom she would give her heart for a lifetime. Sylvia supported Jon throughout his career transforming each house into a home with every new assignment: Shreveport, LA, Fort Worth, TX, Rome, NY, Merced, CA, and Guam. As retirement approached, Sylvia traveled home to Texas in advance of her husband finding their dream home for the next 43 years in Weatherford.
This sweet, grace-filled woman gladly shared her knowledge and skills in cooking, entertaining and gardening with any who wished to learn. Sylvia warmly welcomed many into her home who became cherished extended family.
Sylvia is survived and celebrated by her husband, Jon Vance; son, Kevin Vance and wife Julia Dyer of Denton; daughter, Shaun Erickson and husband Randy of Weatherford; brother, Winston (Charlene) McAden of Grapevine; sisters, Leslie (Bruce) Bowman of Georgetown; Linda (Seth) Bershadsky of Lago Vista and six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Published on January 13, 2020


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Heidi Williams
Jan 15, 2020
To Sylvia's family and friends, I didn't have the blessing of knowing her but my heart goes out to all of you for the loss you have experienced. It appears she touched many lives in a beautiful and lasting way. What more can we hope for as a result of the gift of life on earth? May you be comforted by many wonderful and warm memories of her and celebrate fully all she meant to you.
mary Kecxon
Jan 15, 2020
She sounds like an incredible woman. God be with you Jon without her. That will certainly be very difficult.
Jan 14, 2020
It was our privilege to know Sylvia and Jon for sixty years. My family became their family and despite distance and time we have enjoyed their friendship all of our lives. It goes without saying how kind, sweet and beautiful Sylvia really was. How could anyone not be awed in her presence. She will be loved and missed by us for the rest of our lives.
Jan 14, 2020
Jessie Erickson
Jan 14, 2020
Sylvia was once the mother of a woman my father fell in love with, later turned cherished and beloved grandmother. I hold dearly her warmth, her sweet love, that molasses Texas drawl, and her beautiful presence. May I continue to love and honor her through my tender love of her husband and dearest daughter. Her soul lives beside us all today and forevermore.
Jeannie Leonard
Jan 14, 2020
Sylvia was one of the most dear sweet lady's you would ever want to meet.
When I would call from time to time she always had so many nice stories to tell with a world of knowledge behind her.
My LOVE goes out to all her family and friends as she will be missed by many.
Kim Stuart
Jan 14, 2020
Many hugs dear Shaun and Randy xoxo
Marilyn Sanderson
Jan 14, 2020
Remembering all the good times you lovingly let me share with you. Thank you for the memories, I will treasure them and miss you every day.
Sharon McPherson & Richard King
Jan 14, 2020
We cherish our memories of shared meals, art fairs and theater events and quiet conversations with Sylvia over the years. Her sweet grace lives on in each of you, her pride, her family. Sending love and light as you traverse these difficult days, and hope you find comfort in friends, family and each other.