Beverly Vaughan

Born February 8, 1933 in Waterloo, New York
Departed February 13, 2024 in Melbourne, Florida

Beverly Vaughan passed away peacefully on February 13th 2024 at the age of 91 at Harborside at Melbourne ALF & Memory Care in Melbourne, Florida after having congestive heart failure that she never recovered from. Beverly was very active throughout her life and will be missed by many family and friends.
Family will receive friends and family On Wednesday, February 28th from 2 PM to 3 PM at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, Florida. Located at 1010 Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, Fl. 32901. Following the visitation a memorial service will be given at the funeral home. All family and friends are welcome. The burial will be immediately afterwards at 1st Church of Melbourne (formerly First United Methodist of Melbourne) in the Memory Gardens. Beverly’s wishes were to be placed next to her former husband Clifford (John Henry) Vaughan. The family requests that family only attend the burial.
Beverly was born on February 8th, 1933 in Waterloo, NY. She came to Melbourne, Florida in 1952 and began a life here. She spent some years raising her 2 boys and doing various jobs. She then went to work for Rockwell Collins Aerospace where she worked her way up to supervisor. She spent 25 years there where she made numerous friends. After retirement she and her husband John Henry spent a number of years traveling in their camper, going all the way to Alaska and many other places around the United States and Canada. She was also a member of the First United Methodist church for many years and a volunteer for over 15 years at both Holmes Regional Medical Center and at the Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts.
She is survived by her oldest son John Michael (Mike) Carter (Tammy Carter) and son Rick J Carter (Judith Carter), Grandchildren Jeremy Carter (Christina Ross), Brennan (Amber) Carter, Kelsey (Danny) Carter Richards, Christie (Micah) Carter Albert, Lindsay (Tony) Carter-Cross; Step Grandchildren John (Abbie) Ward and sister Virginia Ward and several great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews and loving friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Clifford (John Henry) Vaughan and also former husband John Alexander Carter; parents Harold and Ina M. Salisbury McDougall; brother’s Keith Brownell and Harold Brownell and sister Doris (Kay) Gleason and nephew Mark Gleason.
If sending flowers please send them in memory of Beverly Vaughan to Harborside of Melbourne, Attn: Memory Care 964 South Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, Fl. 32901. In lieu of flowers other items they can use are adult coloring books and color pencils and also jig saw puzzles with larger pieces or donations to purchase these items. These things do a lot of good for the residents there.

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Kay Oliver from Indialantic wrote on February 28, 2024:
I met Beverly through my friend Jan who is my garden buddy. Beverly loved to see what we were growing and would entertain me with her sense of humor while I tended the garden. She will certainly be missed.
Mark Holshoe from Melbourne wrote on February 18, 2024:
Jan Dearman from Melbourne wrote on February 17, 2024:
I met Beverly when I first moved into her neighborhood. She was truly the matriarch of our neighborhood and I am thankful to have known her as friend these past 5 years.
Loretta Gentile Jones from Rock Island, TN wrote on February 16, 2024:
Sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful lady and friend. Loretta Gentile Jones and husband Doc Jones
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