Harold "Hal" Vaughn

  • "Our sincere condolences to Lynn and the entire Vaughn..."
  • "Harold, what a "great" Uncle.! When we were small you..."
    - Debbie Hansen
  • "Harold, what a "great" Uncle.! When we were small you..."
  • "So sorry to hear of your loss. Hal was a great guy and I..."
    - Warren Bailey
  • "Lynn: My deepest sympathy. Hal was a good man. Very sorry..."

Harold "Hal" Vaughn, a gentle, loving, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and humanitarian died on July 4th, 2011. He was born in Seattle, Washington on September 29, 1929 to Jessie and George Vaughn. Hal attended Franklin High School, the University of Washington, and graduated from the Pacific School of Banking. His banking career started at Seattle First National Bank where he met his wife, Sabra "Lynn" Jennings. Hal and Lynn were married in 1957 and in 1961 moved their family to Bellingham, Washington, where Hal continued to have a successful career as a trust officer at SeaFirst, and later established the Trust department at Horizon Bank. Many friends and co-workers referred to him with the motto "In Hal we trust". He was a dedicated member of numerous service organizations, including the JayCees and Bellingham Central Lions. Hal embodied the Lions clubs motto "to serve" as the club president, district governor, CARE chairman, and Chairman of the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing. Hal had a passion for travel which he combined with his community service efforts, journeying with fellow Lions to Honduras, El Salvador, Peru and Kenya. He visited every continent and visited New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Finland, India, China, Japan, Korea, England, Chile and Brazil to network with Lions clubs globally. Hal is survived by his wife, Lynn Vaughn, who continues his vision to serve others through the Lions club and Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing; daughter Kristi Vaughn, of Portland, Oregon; daughter-in-law Roberta Vaughn, of Lopez Island, Washington; and granddaughter Lisa Vaughn, of Bellingham. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing or the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, WA. Services will be held at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011. You may share your thoughts and memories of Hal in the online memorial guest book at www.molesfuneralhomes.com Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel

Published in Bellingham Herald on July 10, 2011
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