Jane Vaughan was born in Arley, Missouri on April 22nd, 1928, and passed away on December 24th, 2020, in Centennial, Colorado. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Weber Vaughan (Carmella Ramsey) of Nashville, Tennessee, daughter Laura Fick (Jim Fick) of Centennial, Colorado, 5 grandchildren, Willa, Velvet, Talia, Gianna and January, and 2 great grandchildren, Vivianna and Matteo.
Jane was the eldest child of Graydon and Ada Weber, and has a younger sister, Patricia Don Carlos, who lives in Oklahoma. They lived in Arley, Missouri, a tight knit farming community, with Graydon’s large, extended family close by. After graduating high school, she attended William Jewell College, and worked in Kansas City after college.
In 1947, a family friend invited Jane to Littleton, Colorado for an extended visit. It was there where she met and married the love of her life, WWII Veteran and commercial artist Kenneth A. Vaughan. They were married for over 62 years. They enjoyed a full life, often traveling to visit family and friends throughout the U.S., always making special trips when granddaughters were born. The Weber family reunions in August at Jane’s home place in Arley was a tradition that they never missed.
Jane worked as a secretary in the office at Red Comet, a unique fire extinguisher manufacturer in Littleton in the early days of the marriage, and later worked in the Littleton office of Dr. Sam Langstaff. Her typing skills were renowned.
Ken and Jane formed a bond with their neighbors in Littleton that lasted a lifetime, many of whom became like extended family. They moved to Harper, Kansas in the early 70s when they accepted a business proposal from neighbors Tom and Georgia Wedman. The business, Green Line, Inc., a farm implement manufacturer, was a success, and they both worked there until they retired, at which time they moved back to Colorado.
The Vaughan family always celebrated the Holidays and birthdays in Littleton with Ken’s parents, Ken H. and Wilma Vaughan, sister Cloyce and her husband Jim Whitney, along with their children Tom, Ken, and Ted Whitney, gatherings that always produced much laughter and fond memories.
Although the miles separated Jane from her sister Pat in Oklahoma, they remained close and would visit each other often. Many fun times were shared with Pat and Lyle Don Carlos and daughters Lydia and Julie.
Jane loved her family and friends, was always ready and willing to join in any festivities, share good advice, and be a sounding board for life’s issues.
A private ceremony will be held at Fort Logan Cemetery where she will be joined with husband Ken. A memorial service will be planned and held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Porter Hospice, who cared for Jane in her final months. Please click here: https://www.rmahf.org/porter-hospice-foundation.html
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