Yvonne Cain Vardaman


Born on March 30, 1926

YVONNE CAIN VARDAMAN
VICTORIA - Yvonne Cain Vardaman was born to Leon and Helen Cain in Wichita, Kansas, March 30, 1926. Her childhood was spent in Kansas and Missouri,but the family moved to Houston in 1939. She attended middle school and high school there, graduating from Lamar High School in 1943 and entering Southwestern University at Georgetown in July of that year. She met her husband, James Quincy Vardaman, at the University, where she was a member of the staff of the school newspaper, the school magazine, and Phi Mu sorority and participated in many speech, drama and literary events at the college. She graduated from Southwestern in 1945.
Yvonne and James were married March 30, 1946, in Topeka and moved to Texas. They lived in Carthage where their three sons, Lee, Gregg, and David, were born. The family moved to Victoria in 1955. Yvonne Vardaman taught English and Psychology at Victoria High School for eighteen years. She was always interested in flowers and plants in the yard, and loved to play bridge. She was a member of Morning Study Club for many years, and was twice President, as well as president of Victoria Women's Clubhouse. She was on the Board of Friends of the Library and served as president and secretary, and for several years served on the board of the Executive Dinner Club. She was a member of First Presbyterian church and served as a deacon and as librarian for the church's library.
Preceded in death by: parents (Leonidas Cain and Helen Waggoner Cain), husband James Quincy Vardaman and son Wm. David Vardaman
Survivors: Sons Lee Q. Vardaman (Jane)and J. Gregg Vardaman (Sharon), grandchildren Melanie Vardaman Williams, Andrew Q. Vardaman (Alexis), John G. Vardaman (Leigh), Holt G. Vardaman, Stuart L. Vardaman (Elizabeth), Alexander M. Vardaman, MaryAnne A. Vardaman, great-grand children Madeline Williams and Reece and Brady Vardaman, and also Trish Jones and Monica Herring.
Internment will be at 9:30 Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at Memory Gardens with a memorial service following at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary 2408 N. Navarro with Rev. Kathryn Morton officiating. There will be a reception for friends and family following the service in the church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2408 N. Navarro, Victoria, TX 77901.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com


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