Armond Vaughn Obituary
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In Memory of

Armond "Sonny" Vaughn

March 9, 1929 - April 15, 2011
Obituary

Armond Lellen "Sonny" Vaughn was born 3/9/29 in Picher Oklahoma, Son of George and Etta Luman. Sonny passed away 4/15/11 at Sacred Heart hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his Son Patrick Vaughn, sisters Leona, Elaine, Caroline and brother Robert. He is survived by his sister LaDonna Travis, Son Robert (Janine) Vaughn, Granddaughters - Dawn Jamros, Patricia Sauer, Laura Williams and Great Grandchildren - Devin, Jonah, Madison and Ethan. His struggles on this earth are now over. He lived his life as a loving, caring person who, if you knew him would give you anything and everything...
Armond Lellen "Sonny" Vaughn was born 3/9/29 in Picher Oklahoma, Son of George and Etta Luman. Sonny passed away 4/15/11 at Sacred Heart hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his Son Patrick Vaughn, sisters Leona, Elaine, Caroline and brother Robert. He is survived by his sister LaDonna Travis, Son Robert (Janine) Vaughn, Granddaughters - Dawn Jamros, Patricia Sauer, Laura Williams and Great Grandchildren - Devin, Jonah, Madison and Ethan.
His struggles on this earth are now over. He lived his life as a loving, caring person who, if you knew him would give you anything and everything he could.
Adored by his mother and father, he acquired many attributes of their personalities that made him the great man he was.
Anxious to explore the world and experience his life's adventures he found a way to enlist in the Navy at the young age of 17. He always was proud to be a "Navy Man". Serving his time on the U.S.S. McKean "The Mighty Mac" then re-enlisting for another tour aboard the U.S.S. Begor during the Korean War where, as many other sailors of that era, was dealt the deadly card of breathing asbestos that rained down from the hulls of the ships when the huge guns were fired. That, among other health issues later in life, affected his quality of living and ultimately had a hand in his demise. But he never complained. Always seeing the bright side of any situation no matter how hard his life became enduring who or whatever obstacles were put in his journeys way.
He was also a miner. Another example of the hard working, honest man he was. Sonny worked in the Silver Valley residing in Silverton Idaho, holding employment with the Galena or The Sunshine or Lucky Friday mines just to name a few. He would spend his free time in the Idaho and Montana mountains and rivers camping, hunting, fly fishing and raising his boys.
Relocating to Spokane, Sonny changed professions to make a better life for his family and drove "Big Rigs" for many years… and he strived to be very best at it. His "Award Winning" trucks were always the cleanest, most skillfully maintained and well cared for in every way. As a "long haul" driver he could often spend weeks out "on the road" earning a living for his family. So when he got home, he made every minute count, pouring his attention and love into home, family and friends until the time he had to once again… get behind the wheel.. and leave to make his pay by the mile or the load. All this time, teaching his boys by example the rewards of hard work and dedication.
As a father, Sonny was nurturing. Always right behind, to let you know, you always had someone to count on and be there. Giving you the support to be whatever it was you needed or wanted to be. No one could have had a better father.
In the last year of his life, Armond resided at "Park Place" where he spent his time making friends, gardening the finest of tomatoes, watching old westerns or the "History Channel, keeping up on the "Mariners" and taking care of the kitties that roamed the grounds. He'd finally found "True, Unconditional Love" and was the happiest he'd ever been.
A Service and Celebration of his life will be held Sunday, May 1st at 12:00
located at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home 1306 N. Pines Road.
Interment will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery Medical Lake WA. TBA

"Uncle Sonny, I will always remember your loving smile and your perfect hair. The kindness you gave to all of our family. You will be MISSED." Gwen (Gust) Huck (Spokane Valley, WA)

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