Vaughn, Lee

Lee Vaughn
Have been held.

Mr. Lee Vaughn, 81, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in Pontotoc, Okla., to Addie Florence and John Robert Vaughn.

He left Oklahoma when he was 17. He worked in Arizona, California and Texas before coming to Roosevelt County in 1947. Portales remained his home for the rest of his life. He married Fern Luce on June 14, 1949, in Ardmore, Okla. In 1959, they moved to Amarillo. In 1964 they moved back to Portales. He worked as an attendant at local filling stations for many years and for several years he was in partnership with another man in the operation of a local Shell station.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lawrence and Louis Vaughn; four sisters, Lena Belle Watson, Estelle Davis, Dora Dudley, and Imogene Callahan; and by his wife, Fern.

Survivors include five step-sons, Euel Luce of Portales, Nolan Luce (and wife, Pat) of Phoenix, Joe Luce (Vera) of Portales, Jack Luce (Reba) of Caprock, and Ed Luce (Barbara) of Tulsa, Okla.; three step-daughters, Charlene Seales (Clark) of Portales, Darlene Richardson of Hereford, Texas, and Norma Faye Green (Jim) of Odessa, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even some great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Maudie Roper of Levelland, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kenneth Broad will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are several of his grandsons.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.