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Maurice H. Vaughan DVM, 83

February 19, 2009

DEC. 10, 1925-FEB. 15, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Maurice Hamner Vaughan DVM, 83, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at his home.

Born Dec. 10, 1925, in Floyd, Va., he was the son of the late Beulah and Archa Vaughan Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lou S. Vaughan.

He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Husbandry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Texas A&M College.

In 1955, he established his practice at the Martinsburg Animal Hospital. Forty-eight years later, in 2003, he retired at the age of 78.


He served in the European Theater as an infantry paratrooper.

He was a member and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Tuskarora Kurnals, Exhausted Rooster Club, Supper Club and the Torch Club. He served on the Board of Directors of the Shenandoah Federal Savings and Loan and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by two daughters, Peggy V. Bottlik of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Della Bastianelli of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Mark Vaughan of Annandale, Va.; one brother, William D. Vaughan of Cherry Hill, N.J.; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; and his dear friend, Jane West of Inwood, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by one son, Taylor W. Vaughan; one sister, Peggy A. Cox; and four brothers, Archa Vaughan Jr., Clement S. Vaughan, George R. Vaughan and Charles H. Vaughan (in infancy).

A memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg. The Rev. Rufus Burton will officiate.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 116 E. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, 101 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401. 


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