Alma Kane Vactor

vactor-photoAlma Kane Vactor, 91, died Feb. 5, 2017.

Mrs. Vactor grew up in Cleveland’s Shaker Heights neighborhood. She and her family moved in 1960 to Tucson, where she joined the family business, Rancho Del Rio Guest Ranch, managing the food service and often serving as chef. In 1965, the Kane and Vactor families opened The Tack Room Restaurant on the same property. It became a Mobil Travel Guide Five Star Restaurant and later was awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award. In the late 1980s, Mrs. Vactor became a cruise hostess for Golden Bear Travel.

Mrs. Vactor was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, David C. Vactor; brother, Jud Kane; two daughters, Wendy Vactor and Jill Gunzel, and Jill’s husband, Steve. Survivors include her son, Drew (Kandie) Vactor of Tucson; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetary.