Imogene "Jeanne" Vance 1928 - 2013 Lifelong Kern County resident, born December 26, 1928 in Bakersfield, CA and passed away May 4, 2013, at the age of 84, in Bakersfield, CA. She grew up in Bakersfield, moved to Lebec where she resided for over 45 years, then moved home to Bakersfield to be near her family. Jeanne retired from the U.S. Post Office in Lebec after 28 years of faithful service. She was active in the El Tejon PTA while her children attended school there. She served as a board member on the local water district and was a faithful volunteer at Houchin Blood Bank for many years. Jeanne loved her family and having everyone home for all the holidays. She was a very kind, thoughtful, caring and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met. Jeanne is survived by her daughter and husband, Chris and John Sheehan; son and daughter-in-law, Eldon and Sheryl Hawks; grandson, Steve Hawks and wife Judy; granddaughter, Pam and husband Larry Rizer; great grandson, Garrett Hawks; great granddaughter, Alicia Rizer; sister, Geraldine Creech, all of Bakersfield; many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Thank you for all the wonderful care from the many caregivers she had during her illness with dementia especially Tina, Kathy, Arcadia Gardens Residential Care and Hoffmann Hospice. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. There will be no viewing at her request.