Dorothy Vaughan Franklin
May 12, 2002
Concord, New Hampshire
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Sunday, May 12, 2002
FRANKLIN-Dorothy (Symes) Vaughan, 87, died at the Peabody Home
on Tuesday following a long illness. She was born in Rye, N.Y., the
daughter of George and Carmelita (Shreve) Symes. She attended
school in Switzerland and graduated from high school in Pittsfield,
Mass. She lived in many cities, including Pelham, N.Y., St. John,
Virgin Islands, New York City, Denver and Cleveland. Vaughan joined
the American Red Cross during World War II, and worked in Australia
at a hospitality center for servicemen. After the war, she worked as
a secretary to Charles Scribner of Scribner Publishing. She living in
Denver, she spent several months living on a ranch near Reno, Nev.,
where she learned to cook for round-up. She also learned to ride
horses and won a race at a local rodeo. She was a gourmet cook and
enjoyed community theater, learning languages, church work, quilting, embroidery, playing the piano and sailing with her husband. In Pelham,
N.Y., she was a member of the Junior League and a tour guide at the Bartow-Pell mansion. After retiring, she and her husband sailed on
their yacht "Thetis" to live in the Virgin Islands, where they stayed for
23 years. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Guy Vaughn of
Concord; two sons, Warner Vaughn of St. George, Maine, and Richard
Vaughn of Philadelphia; a daughter, Helen Vaughn of Newport, R.I.;
and two grandsons. Funeral services will be private. Thibault-Neun
Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
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