Obituary for Myrtle Vaughn

Myrtle Vaughn, 95, passed away Nov. 11, in Safford. She was born to Marian and Ethel Davis on April 1, 1923, in Swenson, Texas, where she also attended school.

Myrtle later moved to the Phoenix/Mesa area and then onto the Bisbee area with her husband, Jessie Vaughn, who worked for the railroad. Myrtle and Jessie had three children, Edna, Danny, and Jessie. Myrtle raised her family in Bisbee,  and then on Christmas Day 1974, the Bisbee mine shut down forcing Myrtle and Jessie to move to Safford, so he could continue to work for the mine.

In 1992, Myrtle’s loving husband passed away. She continued to live in Safford until her passing. Myrtle was a wonderful cook and is known to her friends and family for her famous beans, a recipe that was fortunately passed to the next generation. She was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and was here for one last Cowboys win.

Myrtle is survived by her children, Edna Marie Stumbo, and Danny Vaughn, as well as six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marian and Ethel Davis, her husband, Jessie Vaughn, and one of her sons, Jessie Vaughn.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17,  at 9 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel.  Interment will be in the Safford Cemetery following services.

Arrangements for Myrtle Vaughn have been taken care of under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at

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