Obituary: Clyde Alan Vaughan

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Clyde Alan Vaughan, known as Alan by all his friends and family, passed away after a valiant battle with lung cancer on Monday, May 31, 2010. He was 68 years young.

Born in 1942 in Madera, Calif. Alan met Virginia Higday, the daughter of his boss at Continental Drilling Company. That night, Alan returned home and proclaimed to his parents that he was "going to marry that girl!" They married in 1961. Alan worked alongside his father-in-law as a diamond driller, later establishing his own successful business as a carpet installer. Alan and Ginger settled in Dayton and had a son, Alan Vaughan. Alan had a number of hobbies including the love of a classic car, country music, fishing, reading, gardening, Go-Cart racing, and a fervent admiration of NASCAR. He had a great family of grandchildren, nieces and nephews whom he doted on. He was blessed to have his family and friends close by and spent many hours with them. His spirit was a force of nature and he will be immeasurably missed.

Alan is survived by his wife, Ginger, his son Alan, and four precious grandchildren, Miranda, David, Amber, and Stevie Rae along with many nieces and nephews, and younger brother-in-law, Marvin Higday who all regarded him as a second father; and brothers, Ralph Vaughan of Winnemucca and Gary Vaughan of Segal, Idaho. He joins his parents, Lelah and Ralph P. Vaughan, his brother Lee and his sister Janice in the twilight of perpetual peace. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in September 2010. All friends and family will be welcome.


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