SAN ANGELO Mary Ann Vaughan, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with dementia. She was born on Dec. 20, 1930, and left on the steps of the local Sweetwater Hospital and later adopted by Edith Bethany. She attended school in Sweetwater and graduated from North Texas State University. Mary Ann worked as a journalist and a photographer for the San Angelo Standard-Times. On July 6, 1959, she married Jack Vaughan. In the next three years they had two sons, Ross and Grant. During their formative years, she spent many hours attending sporting events and coaching several teams. Later, Mary Ann took up the game of golf, playing at San Angelo Country Club. She traveled across the state of Texas playing in various women's tournaments. She was a past SACC club champion. She was also an avid bridge player belonging to a number of clubs in San Angelo. Mary Ann was an avid walker and will enjoy being laid to rest in Fairmount Cemetery where she walked daily for many years. Mary Ann is survived by her loving spouse of 54 years, Jack Vaughan of San Angelo; two sons, Ross Vaughan and wife Molly of Houston and Grant Vaughan of Lubbock; grandsons Henry Vaughan of Austin, Pete Vaughan of Houston, Ben Vaughan of Houston and Michael Vaughan of San Angelo; granddaughter Ashley Vaughan of Austin; and brother-in-law Bill Vaughan of Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. June Smith officiating. Following her wishes, inurnment will be in Fairmount Cemetery and on the Vaughan Ranch in Crockett County. Memorials are suggested to the Tom Green County Library; West Texas Boys Ranch; or a
. The family wishes to thank the staff at Baptist Memorials Retirement Center and Baptist Memorials Hospice doctors and nurses. Mary Ann's obituary and memorial guestbook may be viewed online at robertmassie.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2014