Last Updated: April 27, 2017
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Chick Vaughan "A True Missoula Legend"
This is one of Missoula's greatest softball legends! It is with a heavy heart that I share that Chick Vaughan passed away this past weekend. He truly brought a smile to the softball fields and he impacted everyone that he met. I am glad I had the chance to meet him and experience his great friendship around the fields. He played in our leagues up until his 85th birthday. I had the chance to watch him play and how much passion he had for the game and his love for the Yankees. He is now going to play in the big leagues with some of baseball's greatest legends, he is definitely one of those legends in my life.
Here is his obituary.
MISSOULA – Francis "Chick" Vaughan died peacefully at Saint Patrick's Hospital on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Missoula at the age of 87.
Chick was born on June 16, 1929, in Amenia, New York, to John and Agnes Vaughan and is survived by wife, Barbara at home in Turah; daughter, Patricia Andrews of Huson and son, William Vaughan of Missoula; Brother Robert Vaughan of Hyde Park, New York and sister Mary Bennett of Orangeburg, New York; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents and a brother.
He attended Webutuck High School and then served two years in the Army based in Germany. He married Barbara Barrett in 1953. He worked for the Wassaic Developmental Center and retired in 1982 and moved to Montana. He began working for St. Patrick's Hospital as a surgical tech and retired in 2004.
Chick had a passion for baseball and played for local Gateway Credit Union over 45 Club up till two years ago where he finally hung up his glove to continue to watch his New York Yankees. He loved hockey and the New York Islanders and in the fall found him changing channels between them and the New York Giants. Chick was a member of the American Legion Post 319 and past post commander of the same. Was a member of Saint Ann's Church in Bonner.
A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. and the vigil will start at 7 p.m. both at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonner. The funeral is scheduled for Friday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church in Bonner with Father Michael Poole officiating. A reception to follow with. Graveside services after at Sunset Memorial Gardens. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Chick's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Saint Ann's at Bonner.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting gardencityfh.com.
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