Robert "Bob" Marx Vaughn


May 15, 1936 ~ February 15, 2018

Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Robert “Bob” (Jake) Marx Vaughn, 81, of Arden, died Thursday, February 15, 2017 at CarePartners Solace. A native of Beaver, PA, he was a son of the late Marx and Ethel Hamilton Vaughn. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Vaughn as well as a brother-in-law, Richard Shields. Bob enjoyed volunteering with several organizations including the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife spent 13 wonderful years skiing in Telluride, Co. where he was employed with the children’s center of Telluride Ski Resort. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Donna Jean Shields Vaughn; one daughter, Pamela Rigsby (Howard) of Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren, Kylie and Clay Rigsby; one sister, Jeannie Vaughn MacDougall of Santa Margarita, CA; one brother, Jack Vaughn of Beaver, PA; one brother-in-law, Pat Shields of Salt Lake City, UT as well as several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held in the future. Donations in his memory may be made to Central United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 27 Church St., Asheville, NC 28801 ( or to a charity of your choice. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Hi Donna, So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We spent many years together and I always considered him a good friend. Please accept Mim’s and my condolences. Love, Glen & Mim

  2. We loved Bob and are honoring his life by remembering all the wonderful things about him. We are glad we got to vacation with our family. He was familyto us even though it wasn’t a biological connection. Bob was a very loving husband to Donna and a model of what a husband should be like. Our hearts are saddened by his passing.

  3. Donna, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Jake was a wonderful man, I have many fond thoughts of being with him and my dad.

  4. Dear Donna,
    So sorry to hear the news of Bob’s passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Fondly, your Prayer Shawl friend, Judy Spivey

  5. Donna, I just received Jake’s obituary from Mom. I have many fond memories of you and my parents at the fire hall, the beach, and house. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You both were a special part of my growing up in Beaver, PA. Love, Mary Barrett Massaro

  6. Dear Donna,
    I was very saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. He was a great friend and a fine work companion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Bob & Linda Mannarino

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