Mrs. Betty J. Vaughn, age 81, of Peachtree City, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016.
She was born October 15, 1934 to the late Benjamin Joseph and Alberta Woodson Jackson. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1952 as Salutatorian of her class. She graduated with an Associate Degree from West Georgia Junior College in 1954. She made the Marietta Athletic Hall of Fame. She was inducted as a member of the Girl’s Basketball 1951 State Championship Team and named all state guard in her senior year. She was employed with Lockheed Aircraft for three years and Fulton County Board of Education for 20 years (5 years as a paraprofessional in Chapter 1 Reading Program and 15 years at Jo Wells and Hapeville Elementary School as an Assistant with ESOL Program).
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John Vaughn.
She is survived by her sons and daughters in-law, Larry and Amy Vaughn of Peachtree City, David and Nicky Vaughn of Crolles, France, Tom and Susan Vaughn of Redmond, Wash.; daughter and son in-law, Kathy and Nick Roberts of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Luke Pattison and his fiancé, Ashley, Emma Pattison, John Vaughn and his wife, Mary, Sarah Vaughn, Caroline Vaughn, Jonathan Vaughn, Michelle Vaughn, Elizabeth Vaughn, Catherine Vaughn; great grandson, Henry Alan Vaughn.
A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden, Principal Celebrant. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to one of the following: St. Matthew Catholic Church Building Fund, 215 Kirkley Rd., Tyrone, Ga. 30290 or The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, Minn. 56007.
The family received friends Tuesday evening from 5 until 9 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-964-4800.