A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Settlers Bay golf clubhouse. A remembrance gathering will be directly following the service. In the spring his ashes will be scattered on the 18th hole.
Mr. Vaughn was born March 6, 1928, in Sweetwater, Texas, where he attended and graduated from school. At the age of 18 he enlisted and served in the U.S. Air Corps.
He came to Alaska on Sept. 19, 1971, residing in Anchorage from 1971 to 1977, and in Wasilla since 1977.
He worked for Cook Inlet Pipeline, Mobil Oil from 1973 to 1987, and had also worked as a radio announcer. He retired from Mobil Oil Co. on March 5, 1987, but continued working with his wife at Fantasia Travel, which they opened in 1984 and sold in 1989.
His hobbies and special interests were golfing, cooking chili, providing family and friends with his famous barbecue sauce, fishing, and hunting.
He enjoyed a wide variety of music and he was a private pilot.
His family said: He was a loving husband and father whose lifelong dedication was to provide the very best life possible for his family. His love for adventure and the vast wilderness is what drew him to bring his family to Alaska. He enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish, to play golf, and marksmanship. He will be missed but never forgotten by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margie L. Vaughn; children, Jacqueline Vaughn, Carrie Weinstein and her husband, Micah, and Jeff Vaughn, all of Wasilla; grandchildren, Ashley Adams, Noah Jess Gershmel, Micah David and Jacob Weinstein, and Rickie J. T. Vaughn Richardson, all of Wasilla, and Jarred and Zachary Adams, of Everett, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, No. 201, Anchorage AK 99503.
Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home & Crematory of Wasilla.
Source: Frontiersman, 20 January 2000