Obituary – Mary Ann Vince |

Obituary – Mary Ann Vince

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

A memorial service will take place May 8 for Mary Ann Vince, who died peacefully April 4, 2004, at El Dorado Convalescent Hospital in Placerville, Calif., with her four children at her side. She was 84.

Mary Ann was born Sept. 11, 1919, at Niles, Ohio, to Peter and Anne Goche. She had been a resident of South Lake Tahoe for the past six years and made her home at the Tahoe Senior Plaza. She recently moved to Placerville for skilled nursing care.

She was truly a gentle soul with an adventurous spirit. Her greatest love was God and her family. She was a dedicated wife, a devoted mother, a loving grandmother and aunt, and a friend to all. She had a wonderful sense of humor with a contagious laugh. Mary made a difference in this world and enriched the lives of all the people that were fortunate enough to have known her.

She loved life. Her many interests included rockhounding, buying and selling collectibles, reading, remodeling old houses, and traveling to new places and meeting new people. She never met a stranger. She also loved music and dancing. Her reputation for being an excellent cook and baker was a proven fact. Anyone who ever ate a meal of Mary’s experienced a slice of heaven. She displayed her love with her meals and everyone was welcome at her table.

Survivors include her son, Louie Vince of Austin, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Darrell Atnip of South Lake Tahoe and Mary and Ken Scanavino of Shingle Springs, Calif.; daughter, Priscilla Montesanto of Auburn, Calif.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Julius and Bonnie Vince of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; brother-in-law, Steve Vince of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; grandchildren, Denise Allgaier, Shelly Nielsen, Dale Teach, Greg Scanavino, Matt Scanavino, Jeanna Vince, Greta Vince, Spencer Vince, Brian Atnip, Kevin Atnip and Terri Hoskins; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Louis Vince; father and mother, Pete and Anne Goche; brothers, Pete and Nick Goche; sister, Ann Wiley; sisters-in-law, Frances Vince and Sophia Vince; and her dog and rock hunting companion, Archie.

In loving memory of Mary Ann Vince, the family requests that everyone do a kind deed for someone less fortunate and let her spirit live on. She was so loved and will be missed and never forgotten.

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