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YVONNE JOLLY

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JOLLY, YVONNE "VONNIE" ANN Yvonne "Vonnie" Ann Jolly passed away peacefully on January 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Vonnie was born on December 7, 1927 in Mansfield to Myron and Grace Crafts, and spent her growing up years in this small town in Ohio. As a Navy wife Vonnie lived a life full of traveling, journeying across the United States many times. Vacations found her in Alaska, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. Wherever the Navy life led her, Vonnie worked in the banking industry; in Washington, DC during the Kennedy administration, in a small bank in Hawaii, returning on one of the first ships carrying homeward bound Vietnam servicemen, and finally Union Bank in San Diego, retiring after a 20 year career. But even with all her travels, Vonnie always found her roots and her heart in San Diego. Her upbeat nature and sense of humor made her a joy to be around and she was blessed with many wonderful friends. Vonnie is survived by her husband, William Jolly, of Las Vegas, her daughter Debbie (Mike) Raftery and grandson, Keaton, of San Diego, her son, Dennis Barth of Mansfield, Ohio, and granddaughters Tracy Hamilton and Kelly Modena of Nashville, TN. There will be a celebration of Vonnie's life in the spring. We love you, miss you, and you will be forever in our hearts.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Feb. 15, 2013
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