Aug. 22, 1912 - July 31, 2014
Alola "LeVaughn" Pflanz died at home on July 31, at the age of 101. LeVaughn was born in Memphis, Missouri on Aug. 22, 1912. She graduated from Memphis High School after which she attended Kirksville Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri where she received her teaching credentials. She taught school in Scotland County, Missouri.
On June 16, 1935 she married Walter Leo Pflanz. They were married for 73 years. He preceded her in death in 2008. LeVaughn was a resident of Woodland for 79 years.
Before the end of their first year of marriage they came to Woodland, along with Robert and Eithel Reed and Melvin and Hazel Hardman. Within a few days after their arrival Walter started working at Epperson's Garage. When World War II started Walter volunteered for active duty and was placed in the Air Transport Command. LeVaughn then went to work at Epperson's Garage and remained there almost 30 years.
Walter and LeVaughn joined the United Methodist Church shortly after arriving in Woodland. They were active members until their death.
In 1948 she became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In 1957 she was elected Worthy Matron of Woodland Chapter #60. In 1967 she was chosen Chairman of Dignitaries of the Order of the Eastern Star for the state of California. She attended many Grand Chapter sessions and was active in different committees. She enjoyed the Rainbow Girls and was a board member for several years. She was chosen Deputy Grand Matron of the 16th District, Grand Chapter, State of California, Order of the Eastern Star and served in that capacity in 1968.
A visitation is scheduled for Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at McNary's Chapel located at 458 College St., Woodland. A short graveside service is scheduled in the Woodland Cemetery on Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church, 212 Second St. in Woodland.
Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church, 212 Second St., Woodland, CA 95695 or Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817.
McNary's Chapel is assisting with the services.
458 College Street Woodland, CA 95695
Published in Daily Democrat from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2014