Wednesday, December 1, 2021



William “Bill” Bernard Vann and Suzanne ” Susie” Marie Vann

William ” Bill” Bernard Vann, 67, and Suzanne ” Susie” Marie Vann, 60, tragically passed away in Colusa, Ca on Sunday, August 1st 2021. Bill was born in Colusa, CA to Barbara and Garnett Vann. Susie was born in Colusa, CA to Nancy and Robert Salyer. Bill and Susie married on August 17, 1996. They were both long-time residents of Williams.

Bill and his brother, Garnett, founded and operated the Vann Brothers farming business in 1973. What started as a small operation expanded to multiple almond and walnut businesses which span from growing to finished product packaging. They have become a prominent employer and community supporter in Colusa County. Bill had a passion for flying and in his free time could be found tinkering in his shop.

Susie held multiple roles but she took most pride in taking care of her family. She cared deeply for her family and community. Susie was the central figure in hosting family gatherings. She loved to talk about her grandchildren and spend time with her friends.

Together, Bill and Susie loved to take long walks together, get Starbucks coffee, and just spend time together. It was rare to see them apart. Bill and Susie were both devoted parents and grandparents who made their family the center of their lives. They enjoyed hosting family and friends for holidays and special events. Over the years the annual family vacations grew from 6 members to 16.

Bill and Susie are survived by their 4 children, Barry (Juliana) Engrahm, Kerry (Frank) Villarreal, Kelsey Vann (Doug Orrego), and Stacie (Jesse) Jones. Their upmost pride and joy are their 7 grandchildren, Emma, Abigail, Aurora, Mateo, Madison, Luke and Evan. Susie is survived by her mother Nancy Murphy, step-father James Murphy, and sisters Jill Snow, and Ginger Hutchins. Bill is survived by his brother Garnett Vann.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to be made to Williams Cemetery District.

Mass will be held at the Church of Annunciation in Williams on Tuesday, August 10 at 11am. Reception immediately following at Granzellas Banquet Hall.

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