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Vaughn Roberts Hunt
July 20, 1930 – October 11, 2017

Vaughn Roberts Hunt, aged 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep October 11. He was born July 20, 1930, in Salem, Oregon, to parents Rollin Raymond and Beatrice (Roberts) Hunt and spent his youth in Salem, Little North Fork, and then Stayton.

Vaughn married Betty Eugenia Nydegger in Fox Valley on June 30, 1951.

A longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vaughn was drafted into the military during the Korean War, during which he served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army.

Betty and Vaughn eventually settled in a home near Stayton after his military service. Vaughn went to work for a garbage company in Stayton. Then, he worked for Simpson’s plywood mill in Lyons before obtaining a position at North Santiam Plywood in Mill City, where he worked until he retired in 1992.

Camping, sports, and watching Westerns were his most loved pastimes. Becoming snowbirds after retirement, Vaughn and Betty spent many winters at their place in Yuma, Arizona.

Vaughn was like the sunshine he loved so well. As he basked in the warmth of the Arizona sun, so too did all who knew him bask in his warmth. He loved all of his family and friends dearly and was loved greatly in turn by all of them.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His three brothers and sister preceded him in death.

Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 19, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, October 20, at North Santiam Funeral Service, 224 N. Third Ave. in Stayton. There will be a graveside service with Military Funeral Honors at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 20, at Bilyeu Den Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Stayton Christian Church. Pastor Ron Randall will conduct the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vaughn Hunt's honor to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, 4600 Evergreen Place SE in Albany, and the Stayton Christian Church, 189 E. Washington Street, Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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