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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

GARY S. VAUGHN OBITUARY









1984 Vaughn family reunion in Wenatchee, WA
Back Row, left to right: Shirley & Cal Vaughn, Bill & Chris Vaughn, Venita & Gary Vaughn
Front row, left to right: Keith Jenkins (husband to Deena), Deena Vaughn Jenkins, Brian Vaughn & Billy Vaughn (sister to Cal & Gary)



Obituary for Gary S. Vaughn

Gary S. Vaughn – A lifelong resident of the Wenatchee, WA area died peacefully at home on January 11th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 1st, 1935 to Bill and Christina Vaughn in Leavenworth Washington. He grew up in Wenatchee and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1953. Gary attended Wenatchee Valley College until drafted into the US Army in 1954. He returned to the Valley in 1956 and started his career with the Chelan County PUD and retired 30 years later in 1987 as a supervisory hydro-electric mechanic. He then worked the family orchard until his passing. He was proud to have served many years as a member of the Eastmont School Board and then as a board member of the NCESD.
Gary enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. He especially enjoyed boating, camping and biking with his grandchildren. Gary was the proud owner of 7 bicycles at the time of his death. He was a long-time skier spending many weekends at Stevens Pass over the years. He enjoyed sharing stories of his life adventures with anyone who would listen, mostly his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years Venita Vaughn, sons Paul (Missy) Downs, Greg (Paula) Vaughn, Gary W. Vaughn, daughters Julie (Jeff) Martin, Jennifer (Scott) Hensley, and Beth Hanson. Grandchildren Kylie, Alec and Ross Martin, Claire and Sarah Downs, Molly Hensley, Stephanie Teimouri, Lisa Torres and Patrick Vaughn and 4 great grandchildren. Gary is also survived by his brother Calvin (Shirley) Vaughn and sister Billy Kielmeyer and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Clark for his compassionate care for many years and Dr. Lindsey Overton and the entire Oncology Department at Confluence Health. A special thanks to Hospice for guidance, support and encouragement. As Gary would say “Good Show”.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for memorial contributions to the cancer charity of your choice.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

ALVIN E WALKER OBITUARY



Alvin E. Walker

Al passed away on Friday Aug 24 at age 83 due to a fire that destroyed his home. Al retired from OroWeat Bakery as a delivery driver after 38 years. He was also Recording Secretary for Teamsters and served as Sunday School Superintendant at North Seattle Community Chapel for 36 years. He served the Lord Jesus Christ 68 years and was an inspiration to many people. He loved music and played the guitar in worship most of his life. He is survived by his current wife Laura and was married 57 years to Barbara who passed away in 2006. He leaves behind 3 biological children Robert (Rickie), Sandy, Don (Jo), five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also leaves behind 4 step children, Kelly, Cliff (Jessica), Samantha, Michael, and 9 grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 29th at 11:00am at Creekside Church, 7011 226th Place SW in Mountlake Terrace.
Published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 2, 2012

BARBARA AMBLER WALKER OBITUARY







Barbara R. WALKER Born 6/29/28 in Wenatchee, WA and went home to be with our Lord on 12/4/06 in Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA. Survived by her husband, Al, Sons: Bob (Rickie) and Don (Stacy) and daughter, Sandra. Sisters: Dottie (Jerry) and Relma (Dave). Brothers: Chuck (Renee), Ray (Barbie) and Dean (Dawn). One Sister-in-law: Marge. Also 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. at Shoreline Full Gospel Fellowship, 15415 - 5th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.
Published in print on 12/9/2006.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

LORA MCEACHERN OBITUARY



1934 - 2017


Lora McEachern passed away on February 10, 2017 at the age of 82. Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, she returned to God listening to their voices as they sung to her the songs that she so loved. She leaves behind children Alan, Julie, Lisa, Susie and Jackie, eight grandchildren and sister Linda Madsen to join her husband of 58 years David McEachern in heaven.

Born Lora Overman in Entiat, Washington to mother Flora Vaughn and father Ora Overman, Lora grew up in Entiat, Wenatchee and Chelan with her sisters Doris, Janet and Linda and brothers Gene and Charles. A graduate of Wenatchee High School, a finalist in the Apple Blossom court of 1953 and later a vocal major at the Western College of Education (CWU) in Ellensburg, she was a woman whose life was filled with love, compassion, song and strong faith.

She lived her life by the words of the Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music, climbing every mountain, fording every stream, following every rainbow, and living her dream. She passes now into the hands of God to live upon his mountain, walking hand-in-hand with Dave and surrounded by the sounds of music, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kent on Saturday, February 18th at 1:00. For more information, log into MarlattFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, 2017

SHIRLEY SMITH OBITUARY



Funeral services for Shirley J. Smith, 67, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal Church with the Rev. Michael Rich and the Rev. Stan Easton officiating. Burial will be in Forestlawn Gardens and Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service in the Parish Hall. Mrs. Smith died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Frank Smith; her daughter, Kelly J. Reed of Woodstock, Ga.; her son, Lin Reed and his wife Tamara of Carrollton, Ga.; two brothers, Dale Vaughn and his wife Lynn and Carl Vaughn and his wife Pat, all of Colville, Wa.; three grandchildren, Julia Reed, Daniel Reed and Juliana Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be
members of St. Lukes Episcopal Church. Mrs. Smith was a dedicated member of St.
Lukes Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. During her 35 years at St. Lukes she sang in
the choir, served on the Vestry and also served on the Alter Guild. She loved her
flowers and was a wonderful seamstress and an excellent cook. She will be deeply
missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Lukes
Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 55, Jacksonville, AL, 36265. Mrs. Smith is preceded in
death by her parents, Daniel and Evelyn Vaughn; one daughter, Julie Reed; and one
sister, Helen Hardy.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM............GOOD!



 No I am not referring to Chicken Noodle Soup!  You know what it makes me think of?  MY Grandpa!  Besides God, his family and his country, you know what one of Grandpa's very FAVORITE things in the whole world was?  ICE CREAM!  It's not just a my Grandpa thing but a Vaughn thing!  Their whole family LOVED ice cream and it's passed down through generations.


One of his favorite ice cream shops in Seattle was Donna's.  I can just see him smiling and saying mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm after EVERY single bite.  Savoring every single bite.
My Grandpa LOVED LIFE! He savored life!




20 years ago today, I got the phone call I was dreading. I knew Grandpa had cancer and our youngest son at the time was only 5 months old.  We had just been to Seattle to see him 2 weeks prior and for him to meet Luke for the first time.  Grandpa had gone to be with Jesus with family around his bed and singing those beautiful Church of God Hymns that he so dearly loved and adored.




Let me introduce you to my Grandpa.  I am the oldest of the 11 Grandchildren in this family.  He loved his children but he ADORED his grandchildren.  He LOVED to write poems and stories and was a gifted writer.  




He was a shutter monkey and we are SO thankful to have his endless photos & 8mm film of flowers, midnight sun and just living life. Printing film back then was expensive so he did his own developing.





He LOVED his country that he served.  He was in the US Army and served his 20 years working for the ACS (Alaska Communications system).  He didn't make much money at all, raising 4 kids.





He LOVED cocker spaniels and could get them to do all kinds of tricks, even with saltines.  My favorite was Buffy.  And you know what?  They loved him!



He was a Godly man.  He loved reading his Bible with Grandma, leading his family.  They didn't bad talk or say anything negative about anyone.  He was a dear, trusted friend that stuck with his friends.







They almost NEVER missed church, even when snow covered their roof tops of their home in Alaska!










He LOVED to provide for his family types of game meats, deer, elk, bear, salmon, crab etc.  He was an expert hunter and fisher.  




He LOVED to go camping and spend quality time with his family.  And they traveled.........and traveled.  Saw family and documented everything!




He was passionate about HAM radios and communication.  He did work in that industry setting up communications in what would eventually be the state of Alaska!






He ADORED my Grandma.  I mean even towards the end, they were holding hands, kissing and were totally smitten with each other.  She was so very lost without him!










He LOVED his kids and his grandchildren.  I won't post them all because I have literally hundreds and thousands of photos but I'll just leave a few.



So now that I've introduced you to a piece of my heart, My Grandfather, I want you to know just how much he means and meant to us all.  How much we so sorely miss him.  How much we're thankful for his gifts from heaven even after his death.  So Grandpa, tonight, I will take a bite of ice cream, say, MMMMMMMMM and smile really big while looking up to heaven.  Love & miss you so very much.