Obituary: Vinnimae (Vicki) Yoran

Vinnimae (Vicki) Yoran passed on December 17, 2017. Vinnimae was born on November 16, 1932 in Springfield, Illinois to Frances (Spindel) Thomas and Robert A. Thomas.

Vicki attended DePaul University. She married Darwin Edward Yoran on May 26, 1953, supporting him during his numerous years in military and civilian service, eventually settling in Ridgefield, Ct., in 1971.

Vicki was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, and of Chapter G of PEO International. Vicki volunteered for FISH, a volunteer organization that provides transportation to elderly and disabled residents of Ridgefield for doctor appointments, dental appointments, physical therapy, and hospital outpatient appointments. She also volunteered for local civic activities such as working at voting polls, volunteering for candidates, and working with the Ridgefield Newcomers Club. Vicki also enjoyed playing bridge and bowling, and had many memories of time spent with friends at these activities.

Vicki and Darwin were avid travelers and experienced many amazing trips to locations that included a safari in Kenya, a tour through Morocco along with Baltic and Mediterranean cruises. Vicki loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren; family was the most important thing in her life. Vicki and Darwin made annual trips to visit their family in the Midwest. Christmas in the Yoran house was always the highlight of the year. Making Christmas cookies with Vicki was an activity that her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren eagerly looked forward to.

Vicki was predeceased by her husband, daughter Christine Brenner, and brother Ross S. Thomas. She is survived by her sons David (wife Lynn, Clarks Hill, IN) and Scott (wife Nancy, Danbury, CT), son-in-law Donald Brenner (Stamford, CT), and grandchildren Susan (Brenner) Brescio (husband Michael), Brian Brenner, Calvin Yoran (wife Lori), Alexander Yoran, Nathaniel Yoran, and Matthew Yoran, along with great-grandchildren Christopher, Luke, and James Brescio.

There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, February 17th, at 10:30 AM, at the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield located at 103 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Vicki to: CT P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant (Fund 7480) in memory of Vinnimae Yoran, Chapter G/CT.

Mail donations to: P.E.O. Executive Office, Treasurer’s Dept., 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50132.