Robert Pierce Vaughn

Robert Pierce Vaughn

Born February 27, 1933 passed away January 26, 2013 at age 79 at his home in Kirkland.

After graduating from Berkeley High, Bob attended Whitworth College and University of California Berkeley receiving a BA in History. While studying at Berkeley he was a Young Life Leader at Mt Hermon, a Presbyterian Church Community.

Bob continued with graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary receiving a Masters in Divinity. In 1956 Bob married Linda Gallagher and he settled in Seattle as the Associate Minister at Mt Baker Presbyterian Church.

They moved to Concord, CA in 1962 where Bob was the Associate Minister of Concord Presbyterian Church. Bob was called back to Seattle as the Associate Minister of Woodland Park Presbyterian Church and later as the head Pastor at Inglewood Presbyterian Church in Kirkland. Bob used his organizational and humanitarian skills as the Director of Crisis Clinic, Director of Planning and Allocations for United Way in King County and Director of United Way for the King County Eastside Bureau. After retirement Bob continued his life of service by volunteering for Samaritans for Sr. Citizens, serving on the Board of Evergreen Hospital and Park Shore Retirement Community.

Bob loved to travel with friends and enjoyed many trips to Europe. He stayed involved in his grandchildren's lives by attending their numerous sporting and artistic events. He was very proud of all of their accomplishments.

Bob is survived by wife Linda Vaughn, children Jim, Polly and Suzie, grandchildren Madison, Jasper, Kellen, Celia, Naiah and Quade, brother of Sally (Vaughn) Wiley and Bill Vaughn, and many nieces and nephews.

The celebration of his life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16th at Newport Presbyterian Church. To journal online sentiments, and for further information, please visit

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Robert's Name to the David Meekhof Lectureship at Newport Presbyterian Church, 4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006;

the United Way of King County, 720 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104; or Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center 12039 NE 128th St., Suite 300, Kirkland, WA 98034.

Sunset Hills Funeral Home of Bellevue has been entrusted with arrangements. 425.746.1400.

Funeral Home

Green Funeral Homes Colonial Chapel
400 State Street Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 822-4151

Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 5 to Feb. 13, 2013