Gouverneur – Valda Hance, 92, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at her home under the care of her family and Hospice of St. Lawrence County.
Calling hours will be Friday, February 8th from 10:00 to 11:00 am with a funeral service at 11:00 am at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Fr. Stephen Rocker officiating and spring burial in New St. James Cemetery, Gouverneur.
Valda was born October 4, 1920, in Gouverneur, the daughter of Eugene P. and Kathleen Beers Gray.
Valda attended Gouverneur schools, and on April 1, 1940, she married D. Robert Hance at St. James Church, Gouverneur with Rev. CJ Crawley officiating. The couple operated a dairy farm in Somerville for nearly 50 years, and Valda also drove feeder bus for Gouverneur Central School for many years. The Hances moved to Gouverneur in June 1989. Bob passed away November 11, 1989.
Valda was civically active as she belonged to EJ Noble Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Gouverneur Historical Association, Gouverneur Library, Gouverneur Senior Citizens, Somerville Community Center, and Pine Hill Birthday Club. She also served as an election inspector for 26 years and was a member of St. James Catholic Church.
She enjoyed spending summers at Pleasant Lake where she liked to fish. Valda also enjoyed bowling, gardening, canning, berrying, and doing crossword puzzles.
Valda is survived by a daughter Patricia and John Shippee of Somerville; three sons, Robert and Candace Hance of Fort Myers, FL, Larry and Linda Hance of Trout Lake, Ricky and Cynthia Hance of Pleasant Lake; 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Tuttle of Fine, nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband, her parents, a son, Lee Hance, who died at birth, and a sister, Shirley Besaw.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake