Tracy Ann VanNest
June 12, 1967-February 02, 2018
Tracy Ann VanNest left this earth and entered her eternal home on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Tulare, California. She was 50 years old.
Tracy was born in Lynwood, California on June 12, 1967. Anything life threw her way, she overcame it. As a child, she beat leukemia and spent more than 40 years in remission.
She had a passion for children. So much so, that she dedicated her entire career to working with them. She worked in the nursery at her church and spent more than 15 years as a preschool teacher.
Tracy will be remembered for many things. Her heart for her family, her love for Disney and I love Lucy, and her pride in being a Trucker's wife will be most fondly thought of.
Tracy is survived by her loving Husband, Charles VanNest; her daughter, Brittany Smith; Step-children, Amber Patison, Angie Goldston, and Jeremy Patison; Her father, Fred Smirl; Brothers Ronald Gooler and wife Linda; Frank Freeman and wife Debbie; Ron Freeman, Jr.; Sisters Karen Rabideau and Connie Freeman; Niece Alisha Andre; Mother and Father in law Brenda and Charles VanNest; Brother in law Robert VanNest, 14 grandchildren, and many other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her Mom, Merilyn Freeman; stepfathers Ronald Freeman and Earl Smith; stepmother Dorothy Smirl; sister Linnie Melendrez, brother Ransom Freeman, and granddaughter Kaitlyn Goldston.
Tracy will be miss dearly by everyone who knew her. Services to celebrate Tracy's life will be held on Monday February 12, 2018 at 1pm at People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford, California.