The Daily Dispatch,
Friday, January 22, 1999
Mr. Vancil D. STANFORD, long time Douglas educator, died January 21, 1999 at the Sierra Vista Community Hospital. Mr. Stanford was born January 13, 1918 in Clay County, Illinois the son of Jesse C. STANFORD and Emma M. WARREN. He was a local resident for the past 57 years.
Mr. Stanford was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WW II and Korea. He also served in the Army Reserves, retiring with a rank of Lt. Col. He was an educator for the Douglas Unified School District for 36 years. He also served on the Douglas City Council as an Alderman and Mayor Pro-Tem. He as active with the local food bank and for many years he taught citizenship classes for people wanting to become U.S. citizens. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W.
Mr. Stanford was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo JORDAN STANFORD on Febuary 15, 1989.
He is survived by his sons, Warren and Keith STANFORD of Tucson, Arizona and relatives, Petra and Rudolph CAMPAS of Douglas. A funeal Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday January 23, 1999 at St. Lukes's Church with Father Bob Carney officiating. Burial will follow at the Veterans Plot at Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors by the Fort Huachuca Honor Guard.
Pallbearers who will serve are, Keith STANFORD, Warren STANFORD, Vance STANFORD, Jason STANFORD, Nita STANFORD, and Robert CAMPAS. Honorary pallbearers are Rudolph CAMPAS and H.C. STANFORD. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Douglas Food Bank.
Contributed Feb 12 1999 by Homer C Stanford