Ted A. Vaughen, 80, of Marengo, formerly of Galion and Westerville, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born April 2, 1934 in Bucyrus, he was the son of Alvie T. and Neoma (Hillis) Vaughen. He married Peggy J. (Lamb) Vaughen November 3, 1956 and she survives.
Ted was a 1952 graduate of Galion High School and served with the United States Navy for over 22 years. He was a veteran of both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He traveled all over the world with the Navy and later with his devoted wife, Peggy. Ted and Peggy moved to Marengo from Westerville in 2004 where they settled after Ted's retirement. Just prior to that he was stationed in Washington, D.C. where he worked at the Pentagon and the U.S. Naval Ship Yard and helped organize President Lyndon B. Johnson's Inaugural in 1965. After his retirement from the Navy he moved to Worthington and worked in Columbus as a Mid-shipman coordinator at The Ohio State University. He was an entrepreneur and businessman owning automobile rust proofing business and a neighborhood bar.
He has belonged to the American Legion Worthington Post 239. Ted enjoyed his family, his friends, his dogs, gardening and traveling.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, Peggy, he is survived by children, Rae Jean (Doug) Wise of Marengo and Ted (Shelia) Vaughen of Niceville, Fla.; grandchildren, Joshua (Mildred) Kovacs, Alexis Wise, Lauren Vaughen, Teddy Vaughen and Tyler Vaughen; great-grandchildren, Angelina, Thorton, Remington and Jaxon; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; his life-long friend, Ted Eise of Raleigh, N.C. and his dog and companion, Izzy.
In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by a son Douglas Vaughen; a brother, James Vaughen and a sister, Arlene Irons.
Full military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery, 1295 Fairview Road, Galion, Ohio conducted by Rev. Joe Stafford, the United States Navy and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morrow County Humane Society or Morrow County Hospice in care of Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 S. Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve the family of Ted Vaughen and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson-Davis Chapel
218 S. Market Street Galion, OH 44833
Published in The Galion Inquirer on May 7, 2014