Union, Oregon

Freda Mae Vaughn, 79, of Union, died July 14 at a local care home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Vaughn was born on Nov. 2, 1926, to Harry David and Ruth Irene Scott Fisher in Enterprise. The family moved to Union County when she was a child.

On July 2, 1948, she married Guy Vaughn. She worked as a teller for First National Bank in Union for many years before she and her husband purchased Reuter’s Hardware Store in Union in 1966.

They operated the store until they sold it in 1986.

Mrs. Vaughn enjoyed nature and especially enjoyed bird watching and watching the wildlife in her yard. She was an avid sports fan and loved her dogs. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Connie Johnson of Stanfield; two grandchildren, a sister, Carlene Earley of Alaska, and other relatives. Her husband and a son, Kenneth D. Johnson, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the VFW in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 22, 2006 – Published: July 27, 2006