Vienna DeFord age 54, Fairfax, Virginia and former Jay County resident passed away Sunday morning at her residence. She was born in Portland July 14, 1960 the daughter of Brian and Anita (Vasquez) Fields. She was a field marketing representative for Warner Brothers. She was a 1978 Jay County High School graduate and attended University of Evansville. She was a member of Tapestry Church in Washington D.C. and attended Pleasant Vale Congregational Christian Church.
Vienna had a life long love of music, spending time with her daughter while enjoying various rock concerts at venues across the country. The band she loved most recently was My Chemical Romance. She touched so many lives within the community of MCRmy and beyond. The MCRmy is a network of incredible loving and devoted My Chemical Romance fans. They are not just dedicated to the former band and its music, but to each other. She will be remembered as a woman who made a huge impact and was incredibly loving, kind and strong. With her battle with pancreatic cancer, she was always positive and had a winning attitude toward her circumstances and life in general. Through her life and memory, she will always be a shining example of how tremendous of a positive impact one person can have on so many people. She is proof that we can make a difference in others lives through love and kindness.
Surviving are a daughter Rhiannon DeFord (fiancé Corey Weidmann) of Arlington, Va., Two sisters Mrs. Vincent (Angela) Beck of Muncie and Regina Jewell (fiancé Andy Harris) of Dunkirk, former spouse Drexel DeFord of Seattle, Wa., Nephews Chazren Jewell (wife Amanda) of Muncie, Kealen Jewell of Dunkirk and Chase Beck of Muncie. Special friends Dustin and Lori Hedrick (children Anna, Elizabeth, Lydia Grace and Malachi) of Thurston, Md. Also all of the loving friends she considered family throughout her life’s journey. She was preceded in death by her parents Brian and Anita Fields and a brother Warren Fields.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland with Dustin Hedrick presiding. Burial will follow in the Weimer Cemetery in Randolph County. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Pacreatic Cancer Action Network 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, Ca. 90266 www.pancan.org