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Harold Vaughn Obituary
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April 23, 2017
Dear Harold's Family, My name is Charles Carter and I am the son of Gertrude Hermeine Sick-Carter who grew up in Payette in the early 1900's and knew the Gerlach boys. Just today, a friend of mine, Terry Paulsen, who was born in Ontario, Oregon gave me a copy of Harold's obituary because he knew that I knew Harold, and he and some of his family are also part of the Gerlach-Paulsen...... connection in the Payette-Ontario area.

I am writing to express my condolences and to tell you how I know of Harold. I was on a geologic excursion in southern Idaho in July 2015 when I thought I would try to meet him (Mabel Gitcomb, a cousin as you know, had told me about him and that he lived on the old homestead). I went to his home on Dutch Lane and knocked on his door, and when he came out to meet me it seemed like we were old friends although we had not met one another before. He had me come in and told me to look out for his fishing gear including hooks as he was getting ready for a bass tournament the next day, and I also met his big, black cat. We talked about an hour about ourselves and the Payette families (Gerlach's, Sick's, Paulsen's, Asmussen's,...) and he also gave me a couple of pages about family history. We also went outside to look at the property that included an old tractor and the Payette River. Anyway, he said that I should come back when I had time and we could look for some arrowheads and talk about the old days in Payette as I am still interested in family history and wanted to get to know Harold better. To make a long story short, I tried to call him and sent him a couple of letters, but I never heard back from him and now I realize I should have just made a trip over to see him, but I didn't as I thought that he was a truly nice, genuine, interesting person.

However, I am still interested in seeing if I can learn anything more about my mother and where she grew up and that is why I am writing this note in the hopes that someone from the family might be willing to contact me to tell me a little bit more about family history and my distant Payette relatives (I did try to call Mabel, but who phone is no longer in service, and I did call Harold's cell phone and tried to leave a message). So if there is someone that is willing to talk to me, please contact me by email or at:

Charles Carter 503-469-8353

13875 SW Hart Road

Beaverton, Oregon 97008

ps. He also told me that he had a grandaughter, Caitlin (?), at Linfield, and I was hoping that someone would stop by to say hello on the way to the College, but I'm guessing that Caitlin has graduated by now, anyway if she hasn't, we would like to meet her and the family too.
April 2, 2017
Sure enjoyed working with Harold at the ITD... always a straight shooter...
March 31, 2017
So sorry for your loss Becky. Thinking of you and family.
March 29, 2017
I will truly miss you. I loved your smile and stories fishing with the kids. Right now I am still in shock. Good friends and good people are hard to find...you were both.