Kimberly G. Vaughan
Kimberly G. Vaughan
Virginia Beach - Kimberly Gorman Vaughan, 44, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013, after a long battle with cancer waged with determination and grace. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger T. Vaughan, and is survived by her daughters, Savannah and Casey; twin brother, Timothy and his family; her parents, Jim and Carol Gorman; Roger's brothers and sister; and her extended family, many friends and co-workers.
Kim was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, but grew up in Newport News, graduating from Menchville High School, the College of William and Mary and later attending Old Dominion University to complete her teaching program. She began her career teaching math in the Norfolk school system before moving to Lynnhaven Middle School. Prior to teaching, Kim held positions with Verizon, Bayside Assisted Living, and Michael's.
She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Always intent on helping others, she was cheerful and giving. She genuinely cared about her students, who were a particular source of joy. The optimism and fierce determination she expressed set an example for many people facing adversity while also teaching us to truly appreciate the moments of our lives.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors and staff of Virginia Oncology Associates and Sentara Hospice for all the help they gave to Kim during this time.
There will be a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013, with a reception to follow, at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Please join her family in a celebration of her life and share your favorite story about Kim with them.



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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 24, 2013.
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My son and I were so sadden to hear about your mom. She taught my son at Lynnhaven Middle, I met her at Open House 2010 and immediately liked her she was so frank and positive talking about her illness and was so determined not to skip a beat with her class! I saw and spoke to her several times that year and she always had a moment to talk and always had a smile!
Just know she will always be with you and watch over you forever!
Maria Crouse
October 7, 2013
I knew Kim as her mentor when she taught at Blair Middle School. Her fantastic ability to reach her students and her sweet and joyous personality made me know that she would be a wonderful teacher. It was my pleasure to know her, and I have thought of her often, and I cannot express how sad I am to hear this news. God Bless her children and all her loved ones. She was a beautiful soul. I feel blessed to have known her. Patricia Dotson
October 4, 2013
Savannah and Casey,

Please know how very saddened I am for the loss of your beloved mother. I send you my deepest condolences for you and for your family. I have such fond memories of your mother. She was such a kind, caring and loving individual. We worked together at GTE and I can recall her speaking of you the two of you and can picture her face glowing with pride. Please know that you both added so much joy and love to her life. I can't imagine how painful it is for you both. Having lost someone is a difficult moment of life. May God provide you the strength you need to cope with this difficult situation.

May Kim rest in peace,

Shelley Rosenberg
October 1, 2013
Kim and I worked together at Lynnhaven Middle School. Her warm and caring heart radiated through out the entire school building. She was an excellent teacher, and a warm and friendly co-worker. I would like the family to know that we are sharing in your sorrow. I pray that the Lord will help you to find strength, solace and comfort.
God Bless,
Lanette Johnson-Day
Lanette Johnson-Day
September 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 28, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was one of the nicest women I have ever known. Heaven has a new and very special angel. Bless you.
Lisa and Kate Peloquin
September 28, 2013
Kim, The Beacon team will forever miss you. You were the best.
David Denny
September 28, 2013
I "met" Kim through a cancer blog and she was one of the first people to reach out to me and provide support and comfort. She loved her family so much. I am saddened by her loss and am sending the girls much love in this difficult time.
Rachel Brown
September 26, 2013
I thought she was such an awesome person and professional colleague. She treated me with the utmost of respect....I'm sorry for such a devastating loss.
Officer D.R. Jamison, Norfolk Police Dept.
September 26, 2013
I worked with Kim while at GTE in Virginia Beach. She was one of the sweetest folks I remember there. May God bless you all.
Miriam Purser
September 26, 2013
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mom from PMES and the Pembroke Pool, she always had a smile on her face. She was such a wonderful person.
Joanne Wilson
September 26, 2013
I am so so sorry to hear this bad news. I knew her at GTE and then Verizon. What a wonderful person she was. Bless her girls through this.
Brenda Zimmerman
September 25, 2013
When I think of Kim, I think of sunbeams that come down through the grey clouds. Even with all the hard times she endured - she was always able to be that pillar of strength for her and her girls. Her Light was always there, in her steadfast way....she managed to live, to love. Further, she was always there for me...to help me with my own battles. I will miss my friend, but I know her legacy will be carried thru all the blessings she's bestowed upon her girls. With all the love she gave me, I give to the family. I am so sincerely sorry for the loss of Kim. She was truly an angel. What a blessing for her to have been part of my life.
September 25, 2013
It was a pleasure working with you at Blair Middle School. These past few years have been difficult for you; however, those of us who admired you take comfort knowing you suffer no more. Thanks be to God for the life of Kimberly Gorman Vaughan and the positive impact you made on so many. May you rest in peace, Kim.
Brenda Singletary
September 25, 2013
I only knew Kim through a cancer blog and never met her in person, but she had become a friend and supporter of mine. She was always concerned for others, even in the middle of her own battle. My deepest condolences go out to her family. May she rest in peace.
Martha Pease
September 24, 2013
I was saddened to hear of Kim's passing---she was a great teacher and a greater person! My thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially her beautiful girls.
Mary Pasanen -BMS
September 24, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear out Kim. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Robin Jones
Blair Middle School
Robin Jones
September 24, 2013
She was a beautiful and caring person. Savannah and Casey, may the Lord continue to watch over you both. Know that she's safe "in the arms of our Lord."
Georgia Andrews
September 24, 2013
Kim was kind and patient, a born teacher. She will be missed.
Kerry Moncure
September 24, 2013
Casie & Savannah, your mom was such a great individual always happy, always smiling inspite of the past few years and struggles. A great inspiration to all of us who knew and loved her. She has done a remarkable job with both of you girls in making you what lovely girls you are today. Losing a parent, losing a child is devistating. Just know you have caring neighbors and friends willing to step in at any time for you. You can call on me any time day or night. Gerry Dashiell-Richter
September 24, 2013
Savannah and Casey and family

may god wrap you in his arms during this difficult time and comfort all of you.Kim will be missed but not forgotten
Barbara Langnehs
September 22, 2013
To all of the family of Kim- I cannot express my sadness in hearing about the loss of such a sweet, gentle soul at such a young age. I know how much Roger loved her and she loved him, and I pray that they are in each others arms yet agatin. It is hardest on those Left behind to reconcile how two such wonderful people can be taken from you so young... all I know is that sometimes it is not the amount of time you have with someone, but the path on which they traveled and touched so many that matters. Kim and Roger both did that, I pray for Savannah and Casey and all of you during this difficult time. JO
Joanne Higgins
September 22, 2013
She was a powerhouse in a smallish body. So much energy and life. We will miss her.
Jeanne Blair
September 20, 2013
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