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Wanda Lucille Vaughn


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Wanda Lucille Vaughn Obituary

Our wonderful, beloved, mother and friend, Wanda Lucille Vaughn, left us to be with God on January 3, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Wanda was born on October 29, 1932, in Cerro Gordo, Arkansas. She lived on both sides of the country, eventually graduating from Benicia High School on June 6, 1951, in California.

During her young, adult life, Wanda lived in several places, including Vietnam, but most was spent in Southern California. Eventually, in 1989, Wanda was called back to DeQueen, Arkansas to be closer to her wonderful mother. She ultimately took care of her until her passing.

Wanda proudly attended the Kern Heights Baptist Church in DeQueen, Arkansas where she had the most wonderful, devoted and loving friends. She referred to them as her church family.

Wanda was a book keeper by trade, but ultimately followed her passion in sewing and was a tailor. She started a teddy bear making business out of her home where she made and sold teddy bears of all kinds and styles. She spread so much joy with her sewing talents and with her witty jokes that made everyone full of joy around her.

She met and married her late husband, Vernon, where they shared the last part of their life together in Arkansas. Wanda was moved by her daughter, Rhonda, to California in June of 2017, to be with her family. She so enjoyed being with her family and friends and participating in all our family activities in the last part of her precious life. We will miss her more than words can describe.

Wanda was preceded in death by her daughter Pam Rasmussen; her husband Vernon Vaughn; and her parents John H. Brown; and Lela Mae Brown.

She is survived by her son, Butch Rasmussen and wife, Caree of Moreno Valley, CA; daughter, Rhonda L. Welch and husband, Alan L. Welch of Wheatland, CA; and son, Richard H. Neddersen of Desert Hot Springs, CA; oldest grandsons, Melvin C. Rasmussen; Christopher D. Purfor; Adam C. Mitchell; Michael Rasmussen; and Matthew Rasmussen; granddaughters, Michelle McNally; Brandee Foster; great-granddaughters, Ryleigh and Reagan Mitchell; brother, Billie D. Brown; and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be at the Chandler Funeral Home, DeQueen, AK, 71832, Friday, January 12, 2018, 5:00-7:00PM. Funeral Services Kern Heights Baptist Church 822 N. 9th Street, DeQueen, AK, 10:00AM. Graveside services at Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Reception Kern Heights Baptist following service.

Please join us for a Celebration of Wanda's life Sunday, January 21, 2018, 1:00 at the Wheatland Senior Citizens Center, 705 3rd Street, Wheatland CA 95692. Lunch will be provided.
Published in Appeal Democrat from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2018
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