Evangeline H. Placial (Kirkwood)
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Of Rio Rancho, NM , formerly of San Bernardino, California, passed away on Monday, December 24th in Rio Rancho, at the age of 80. Vangie was born in Los Angeles, California on February 1, 1932 to Eva H. and William Kirkwood. She met and married her husband Dr. Charles A. Placial on September 27th, 1952. Vangie worked as a Psychiatric Tech for the state of CA to put her husband through dental school, before returning to school herself to become an RN. Vangie worked as a Registered Nurse at San Bernardino Community Hospital in San Bernardino, California and retired in 2004 after 35 years service. After retirement, Vangie and her husband moved to Rio Rancho, NM. They celebrated 60 years of marriage this September. She was a long time member of the San Bernardino Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Vangie is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles A. Placial, son Charles A. Placial III and his wife Mary of Beaumont, CA; daughter Lori Bell and her husband Don of Chaska, MN; and daughter Julie Kelly and her husband Jim of Rio Rancho, NM. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Cassandra and Charles A. Placial IV; Amanda Powers and husband Ryan, Jr.; and Bobby Collins. Also Brandon and Gretchen Bell; Lindsay Ward and husband Derek and Brendan Kelly. Also survived by 6 great grandchildren, Ryan III and Keylee Powers; Tristan, Ethan and Declan Ward, and Riley Kelly.
Vangie was preceded in death by daughter Cheryl Delite Placial and grandson, James Ryan Kelly.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, December 30th, at 2:00 pm at the Rio Rancho Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1351 Westside Blvd SE in Rio Rancho, NM.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Dec. 30, 2012