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Ethel Vanoster

Ethel Carol Vanoster

Saturday, May 24th, 1947 - Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Ethel (Ces) Vanoster 72, passed away on March 16th, 2020. She was born May 24, 1947 in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from Annandale High School in 1965. Ces is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Myrtle Galloway.

She is survived by her loving spouse Wayne who she married on March 12th, 1967 and their two daughters Chris Hughes (Mike) and Kim Vazquez (Vic); her grandchildren Jessica Hughes, Alison Hughes, Rachel Hughes (Chris Waelde), Victor Vazquez III, Isabelle Vazquez and Marissa Vazquez; her great granddaughter Brooklyn Waelde; her sister Sandy Tracy -born on her birthday five years hence -(Tom), her nephew Kevin Tracy and niece Carol Tracy (Brian Dodge).

Ces's family also included multiple cousins, aunts and uncles throughout South Carolina and Virginia and she cherished time spent with her beloved Aunt Ces at Lake Murray.

She enjoyed playing slots at the casinos and was an avid "cruiser". Her pastimes included quilting and she spent many happy hours with the Stone House Quilters Guild. Ces always looked forward to her monthly Bunko games. Foremost in her life was being involved with her children's and grandchildren's activities, attending dance competitions, soccer games, football games and any other activity that required "Grandmommy". Ces was an ardent NASCAR fan. She was a CYA softball commissioner and, although sometimes reluctantly, filled in as a player on her family's softball teams.

Ces was never happier than during the summer weeks spent at the beach in North Carolina. She enjoyed surf fishing from the Kure Beach pier and from the sand in front of the family beach rental. Helping the little ones boogie board in the surf and build sandcastles was a tradition passed from one generation to another.
She dedicated her life to being a great homemaker but was also proud of her time in the workforce having held full time jobs as a government administrative assistant, a retail specialist and in a food service culinary capacity.

A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

Interment will be private at a later date.

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Anita Hewes Clapp

Posted at 10:21am
I met Ethel when I was 5 years old after our family moved to Annandale. Ethel lived just down the street from us. What great fun we had playing together in the playhouse her father built. We moved away when I was in the middle of 7th grade to Fairfax, Va. fortunately we never lost touch. I was so happy to have Ethel and Wayne join us on our cruise in 2018. I love you Ethel and will miss you! Till we meet again!

Eileen Sexton Gregory

Posted at 07:34pm
So so sorry, I was shocked and sad to read about Ethel Carol, we always called her that, she was my cousin, 10 YEARS, younger. I have a picture of her,
Aunt Myrtle, and me in my Navy uniform. It was many years ago. Never met her family, she did post a lot of pictures. Y'ALL were really loved. Again I am so sorry about your loss.

Sharon Mayberry

Posted at 04:11pm
Ces and I were softball moms and big in the CYA. When the girls softball team were granted a new field, she and I went out and dug the holes for the bases. It was wet and cold. We had fun helping the softball girls make cotton candy for their 4th of July fundraiser. we were Neighborhood watch buddies and took our turn cruising around the
neighborhood a few evenings. She was a good friend and lady. Goodbye my friend.

Mary Quigley

Posted at 03:42pm
I am saddened to hear this news. My heart is with the entire VanOster family. I had so much fun with Ces during our CYA days, and working together at Cassell’s. I will never forget the 4th of July in Greenbriar, and the fried chicken. We still laughed about it years later . I will miss you, Ces. RIP

Mary Quigley

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