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Elizabeth Vaughn

January 4, 1924 ~ November 22, 2017

Service: November 28, 2017 10:00 A.M.
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel

Betty passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017,  surrounded by her loving family.  She and twin brother, William W. Pennock, were born to Charles A. and Nellie R. Weber Pennock on January 4, 1924, in Baltimore, MD, where they joined older brother, Charles.  Both brothers served in the U.S. Army.  William was a casualty in the Battle of the Bulge on March 10, 1945.

Betty was raised and received her education in Baltimore.

She was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore branch until her marriage to Lt. (JG) Donald J. Larson on July 28, 1945, in Baltimore.  They lived in Norfolk, VA, until Don's discharge from the Navy.

After moving to Flint, MI, their son, Thomas Jack, was born.  The family moved to Bozeman where Don established his accounting practice.  They later divorced.

Betty worked as a contract teller in the Commercial Bank (now US Bank) of Bozeman where she met C. W. "Brick" Vaughn.

Brick and Betty married on October 13, 1957.  Betty gave birth to their daughter, Elizabeth, and later twins, Robert and Ronald.  Brick's two sons, Thomas and Richard, and Betty's son, Thomas, completed the family.  Brick and the children all graduated from M.S.U.

Brick, a former Captain in the 807th Tank Destroyer Battalion, was employed by the M.S.U. Extension Service until his retirement.

Several years following retirement, they began a 30-year adventure to their winter home as snow birds in Yuma, AZ.

Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bozeman for over 60 years.  She was a member of the choir, a circle member and a church deacon. 

She was actively involved for many years with her family in 4-H.  She also enjoyed crafting, was a Boy Scout Den mother, a teacher's aid at Willson Middle School, a member of the Extension Wives Club, an American Red Cross volunteer and was a 16-gallon donor.  Brick and Betty belonged to Sr. Dance Club and also enjoyed gardening.

The family enjoyed weekend camping trips, especially to Squaw Creek in the Gallatin Canyon.  Family vacations included adventures to WA, CO, CA, Canada and historical sites on the east coast.  In later years, Brick and Betty attended many 807th Tank Destroyer Reunions throughout the country.

Her husband, parents, brothers, and son, Tom Larson, a Vietnam veteran, preceded her in death.  Survivors include children, Elizabeth of Centennial, CO, Robert of Kirkland, WA, Ronald (Darcel) of Bozeman, Tom (Patricia) of Parker, CO and Richard of Hurricane, UT.  Grandchildren include Erin (Beau) Hill, Karisa Vaughn, Terry, Barry and Meredith Mitchell.

Betty was a loving, caring, compassionate, social, strong and confident soul with a wonderful sense of humor.  She was a devoted wife, mother and friend.  We will miss you and love you forever.

Thank you to Frontier Home Health and Hospice of Bozeman Health for your compassionate care.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Bozeman, Montana 4-H Foundation, Montana Vietnam Veterans, or Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 28, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel at 10 a.m.

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