Charles Edmund Vance

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Charles Edmund Vance
Charles Edmund Vance, 78, Pocatello, passed away, Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2014 at a local medical center. Charles was Born June 30, 1935, the third child of John W. and Mary. E Vance, in his grandparents shack located in rural Twin Falls County known as the salmon track. The structure had no interior lighting, phone or electricity. Sagebrush was the fuel for heating and cooking. At age two his parents purchased a small acreage on the outskirts of Twin Falls. He grew up there, attending school, graduating from Twin Falls High in 1953. He attended McPherson College in Kansas graduating with a Bachelor's degree in May 1957.
He was drafted into the army April 28, 1958 serving 2 years in Korea and with the remainder of time in California and Texas. He moved to Pocatello August 1961 attending ISU and working for Bannock County. He received a Masters in Education in 1968, and an Ed.S in 1970.
He worked for the State of Idaho Department of Employment and Health and Welfare for 27 years retiring in 1994. He was instrumental in establishing the Child Development center and New Day Products in Southeastern Idaho.
He married Joan Loveland August 21, 1964. Together, with sons Mark Charles Loveland and Brent Alan Loveland, they built their cabin at Henrys Lake with family and friends. Chuck enjoyed taking his sons on hunting and fishing trips. He was always happy with trips to Alaska with family members and friends to fish for salmon and halibut and enjoying the beautiful country.
Gardening also was enjoyed and he raised so much that he wanted to share all produce with family and friends, encouraging everyone to take some home. "Our cup runeth over" he would say.
Charles is survived by his wife of 50 years, two sons, Mark Charles Loveland, Elko, Nevada and Brent Alan Loveland (Shaunna), Burbank, Washington. He is also survived by five grandchildren Bobbi Jo (Nathan) Smith of Springfield Oregon, Derek Loveland of Glendive Montana, Kriston (Dave) Loveland of Clearfield, Utah, Braden and Trevyn Loveland of Burbank, Washington, great grandchildren Triston Loveland and Tyler Smith. Also survived by brothers, Ted (Shirley) Vance and David (Linda) Vance of Filer, Idaho, Floyd (Elmoyne) Vance of Twin Falls, Dr. Robert Vance (DeAnne) of Seattle and sister Kathleen (Jay) Stegar of Seattle. Also survived by brother in laws, Dr. Robert Sept Alaska and Richard (Sandi) Sept of Pocatello. He was also survived in death by many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Vance, brother, Danny and grandchildren, Chad and Taisha Loveland.
We will miss you Charlie!
As per Charles request cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at later date. If desired, donations may be made to the Pocatello Animal Shelter, 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs Pocatello Idaho 83205. (208)234-6157.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, 232-0542. Condolences may be sent to the family online at


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Cornelison-Henderson Funeral Home
431 N 15Th Ave Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-0542
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Published in Idaho State Journal from Mar. 6 to Mar. 9, 2014