Alane P. Vinson

Jan. 15, 1931 – Feb. 13, 2022


Alane P. Vinson was born on Jan. 15, 1931 and passed to her heavenly home on Feb. 13, 2022 in the Northern California area.

Alane was born in Glendale. She is survived by her brother Maynard Hine from La Cañada; son Brent Vinson, a retired fire captain now teaching for OSHA; new daughter-in-law Tamara Vinson; and four grandchildren: Kathleen Vinson, Melissa Hogan, Tyler and Jordan Vinson. There are recent additions to her family tree through her son’s marriage that include six more grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 

The last 10 years she has been living in Cameron Park, California and, prior to moving, she spent her former years in the Glendale/La Crescenta area (Los Angeles County).

She was a longtime resident of La Crescenta and for many years part of the family business: the May-Lane Motel, now the La Crescenta Motel, on Foothill Boulevard. There she and her brother Maynard helped their parents Theresa and Glen Hine many years ago build the quaint motel. Alane was a graduate of Glendale High School in 1949 and completed her education with an AA degree from Glendale College in 1951. She married Brooks H. Vinson on Oct. 14, 1961 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. They were married 48 years before Brooks went to heaven on Nov. 14, 2009. He passed just shy of their 50th anniversary. They had plans to celebrate with a trip to Panama where Brooks was stationed in the Army.

They both were employed by JPL; Alane for over 10 years was an administrative assistant in the Propulsion Division. During her tenure she volunteered for various employee-related activities. A proud moment early in her career was winning JPL’s coveted Miss Guided Missile Pageant in 1955, as well as other service awards.

Employment later in life included Joy Manufacturing, as well as being a proud organist for Faith Lutheran Church in Tujunga and other local Lutheran churches.

Although she enjoyed numerous careers, she especially loved being a mother and a wife. Her hobbies included traveling, writing letters to family and friends, reading, doing word puzzles and visiting Huntington Beach with her son.

She is now in her eternal home and is thankful to God for a wonderful life. Praise God!