Vance Prescott, 99, of Emmett, Idaho, passed away March 19, 2013, at his home in Emmett.
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Vance was born Feb. 4, 1914, to Ernest and Elizabeth in Francis. Utah. As a young man, he worked as a sheepherder, rancher, herded cattle, worked on a portable sawmill, was a cook in a CC camp and drove school bus.
He married Neva Buchanan on Sept. 7, 1940. He continued to drive school bus and worked at a gas station. They then moved to Park City where he worked in the Silver King Mine. In 1945, they moved to the Letha area where he ran an 80-acre farm owned by his uncle. In 1950 they bought 60 acres on the bench where they lived for over 60 years. He worked at Gem Canning Company for seven years and Boise Cascade Emmett Sawmill for 15 years.
After retirement, they spent 27 years as snowbirds, traveling each winter to Quartzsite, Ariz. They spent time rock hunting and going to the flea market. They loved going dancing and attend the desert music where they both would sing and Vance would yodel. Vance won many awards for pitching horseshoes. They would then spend time in the summer traveling in their motorhome and fishing with their boat.
He is survived by Neva, his wife of 72 years; his brother, Ralph of Neola, Utah; his children, Connie (Tom) Mudd of Nampa, Idaho, Elvin (Geri) of Rexburg, Idaho, Jim (Peggy) of Kennewick, Wash. and Rhea (Gary) Pitman of Vancouver, Wash.; and 29 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends and visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Potters Funeral Chapel in Emmett. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Emmett LDS Stake Center on Central Road. Interment will follow in the Emmett Cemetery.
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 East Main Street
Emmett, ID 83617
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Mar. 22 to Apr. 21, 2013