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12/8/2012 1:09:00 PM
Obituary: Jay Dean Vaughn 1935 - 2012
Jay Dean Vaughn
Jay Dean Vaughn

Jay Dean Vaughn, 77 of Cottonwood, passed away on December 2, 2012. He was born on July 19, 1935 in Pueblo, Colorado to Rolla Clem Vaughn and Jessica Burns Vaughn.

Jay attended Central High. He worked as a Construction Superintendent. He was a major player in the development of hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, NV as well as Humana Hospitals including Mayo Clinics in several states.

Jay was a 50-year Union Member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1780.

Jay loved gardening and cooking and enjoying his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the most generous, loving husband and father and was admired and honored by all who knew him.

Jay is survived by wife of 59 years, Nancy Vaughn; son Lennie Rol Vaughn (Janet) of Washington; daughters Vicki Joan Utzman (Wesley) of Tennessee, Jaynee Lynn Vaughn of Arizona and Karen Leah Morton (Charles) of Arizona; half-brother Jerry White of Colorado; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

There are no services planned.

In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted by Lakota Indian Children at St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N Main St, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or www.stjo.org/dreams; In Loving Memory of Jay D. Vaughn.

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com



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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012
Article comment by: Lauryn Setterlund

My love to all of the family, Jay is a wonderful man and my moments with him and his beautiful bride are lovely memories. Papa enjoy Heaven!

Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Article comment by: Vicki Utzman

Love Ya PaPa...Miss you so much already...



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