Jane Vehrencamp was called home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2018, at the age of 96. Her life began in Woodstock, Va., and it was here that she met Forrest Vehrencamp. They were high school sweethearts and were married in Clearwater, Fla., in 1943, where Forrest was serving in the United States Army Air Corps. Their first daughter, Cheryl, was born in Woodstock, Va., after which they moved to Burbank, Calif., where they had daughters Jeannine and Ann. From there they moved to Wrightwood, Calif., where Forrest was the Postmaster until he retired.
Jane was devoted to the Wrightwood Methodist Church, her husband, family, and friends. She loved to bake, sew, knit, and work in her yard. She did not like the snow, so after Forrest passed in 2000, she finally consented to move to Kernville in 2006 to be closer to family.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rena Wolverton; husband, Forrest; daughter, Cheryl Mora; three brothers, Irving, Gordon, and Charles Wolverton; and two sisters, Evelyn Crabill and Mary Ann Fadely.
She is survived by daughters, Jeannine Vehrencamp of Vancouver, Wash.; Ann Perkins-Justice of Kernville; grandchildren, Sarah Perkins of Kernville, Kurtis Perkins of Moscow, ID, Steven and Melanie Mora; two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Jared Mora and a very special sister-in-law, Thelma Wolverton.
Many thanks to all the caregivers at The Burlington Assisted Living in Wofford Heights and Optimal Hospice.
Services will be held for both Forrest and Jane at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Monday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m.