John P. Vaughan Sr.


Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2005


  John P. Vaughn Sr.

John P. Vaughn Sr.

Longtime Soldotna resident John P. Vaughan Sr. died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at his home in Soldotna with his family by his side. He was 69.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Pastor Dan Thornton will officiate. A reception will follow the service at the church.

Mr. Vaughan was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Sikeston, Mo. He graduated from high school and was in the National Guard for eight years. He moved to Soldotna in July 1968.

In 1969, he began working for the Homer Electric Association. He worked for HEA as a lineman and later a supervisor for the line crew. He retired in 1996.

Mr. Vaughan attended and was actively involved at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. He also was active with the barbershop quartet. He enjoyed fishing, boating and carpentry.

“Life without him is hard to imagine at this time, but all of our lives are richer by our having had him in them. He was loved deeply, and we will miss having him here with us,” his family said.

Mr. Vaughan was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Vaughan Sr.; and brother, James B. Vaughan Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Donna Vaughan of Soldotna; son and daughter-in-law, John and Chris Vaughan Jr. of Fairbanks; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberley and Jim Webb and Jacki and Merle Jones, all of Soldotna; grandchildren, Jeff Webb of Soldotna, Cory Webb and his wife, Stacie, of Portland, Ore., Megan Webb of Wasilla, Kelly Vaughan of Omaha, Neb., Trevor Jones of Sacramento, Calif., and Vonda Best and husband, Richard, of Wasilla; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Alyssa Webb of Soldotna and Shania and Sienna Best of Wasilla; and brother, Bill R. Vaughan of Kirkland, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Mr. Vaughan’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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