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James M. Vaughn

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James M. Vaughn Obituary

James M. Vaughn

James M. Vaughn, age 77, passed on, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at his home in Prunedale, CA, after a long illness. He was born on October 28, 1935 in Chattanooga, TN. He made his home in Prunedale for the last 33 years.

Known as Jim, he worked in Social Services and Probation for more than 35 years, having retired from Santa Cruz County Probation Department in 1994. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1956.

Jim loved to travel with his wife and chronicle their trips in photos. He loved to read, do genealogy research, do crossword puzzles, bake delicious breads, watch football and enjoy their pet cats. He was a wonderful husband and friend, and his sense of humor never failed to lighten the mood.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alfred Wright Vaughn; his mother, Betty Ball Vaughn; and his brother, Alfred Eugene Vaughn.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Grainger of Prunedale; brother-in-law, James Grainger of Prunedale; aunt, Eme-Dell Wright of Chattanooga, TN; niece, Debra Halsey (Michael) of Owasso, OK; nephew, Raymond Grainger (Elisa) of Newport Beach, CA, and great nieces and nephews.

A gathering in his honor will be held at the family home on Saturday, December 8, from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Central Coast or Dorothy's Place in Salinas.

Funeral Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home

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Published in The Salinas Californian from Dec. 1 to Dec. 6, 2012
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