Vaughan, Elizabeth Farrall
Birth: Monday, August 25, 1919
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 at the age of 96
Laid to Rest: Monday, November 09, 2015 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Elizabeth "Betty" Farrall Vaughan, 96, of La Plata, MD died on November 4, 2015 at her home. Born on August 25, 1919 she was the daughter of Leo K. Farrall, Sr. and Adelaide Manning Farrall.
A lifelong resident of Charles County, Betty graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1937, attended Georgetown University and graduated in 1940 with a degree in nursing. Following graduation, she did private duty nursing and then worked in the Veteran's Hospital at Perry Point, MD. She joined the Navy in 1942 with a rank of ensign and left a full lieutenant. She served in Annapolis, MD and Charleston, SC. Upon leaving the Navy, she worked at the Marine Separation Center in VA.
While in the Navy, she met and married Homer T. Vaughan of Henderson, KY. They married on September 21, 1946 and resided in La Plata, MD. She continued her career as a nurse doing private duty in Southern Maryland, was a nurse for the Charles County School System and the Head Start Program. Later in life she worked as a realtor for Baldus Real Estate.
Betty loved to travel, play golf and was an avid Orioles fan, faithfully cheering them on thru their 2015 season. She was a member of the Charles County Garden Club and a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Leo K. Farrall, Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Eleanor Cooksey, Helen Mitchell and Barbara Baldus. She is survived by her son, Gary T. Vaughan and his wife, Sharon of La Plata; and granddaughters, Sarah E. Vaughan of La Plata and Katherine Myers and husband, Robert of Alexandria, VA.
A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD; Interment immediately following at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Rd., Waldorf, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Restorers of Mt. Carmel, Inc. Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 1795, La Plata, MD 20646. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.