Barbara C. Vaughan
06/15/1931 - 03/07/2019
Barbara passed away on March 7, 2019 in Sarasota, FL at the age of 87. She was born in Niagara Falls to Adin & Annabelle Chase. After high school she attended nursing school in Philadelphia where she eventually met her husband, Dick, while caring for him as a patient. After having two sons in Niagara Falls, they moved to Miami where she had two more sons. She had a lifelong career in nursing, lovingly caring for patients at South Miami Hospital and then later with Florida Home Health. A woman of fierce determination, Barbara went back to university and completed her Master’s degree in Health Services Administration, all while raising four boys and working full-time.
She is survived by her son Rick Vaughan (Elizabeth), daughter-in-law Carroll Vaughan (late Michael Vaughan), her four grandchildren, Brian Vaughan, Lyndsey Almonte (Tito), Nicole Willerer (Shawn) and Chase Vaughan; great grandchildren Elijah, Lynae & Adin Almonte, Addy & Ella Willerer, and Olivia Vaughan. Predeceased by her husband C. Richard Vaughan, and her sons Michael, Jeffrey and Douglas Vaughan.
Memorial services to be held at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL on Saturday April 27th at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association.