Thursday, July 12, 2007

Daisy Mathis Vaughn, 44-W-6


Daisy Vaughan
Aviation specialist

LACONIA — Daisy Mathis Vaughan, 90, of 21 Ledges Drive died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Ledgeview, The Taylor Community.

Miss Vaughan was born Feb. 13, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of Dr. John G. and Daisy (Mathis) Vaughan.

Miss Vaughan attended Northwestern University and Barnard College and served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). She was an aviation specialist and was employed by the U.S. government at the Federal Aviation Administration and the Navy Hydrographic Office. She had lived in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Md., for many years. She had been a summer visitor to the Lakes Region since 1935 before moving to Sandwich in 1994.

Survivors include five nephews, John Muehlke Jr. and his wife, Yi Wen, of Woodstock, Richard Muehlke and his wife, Martha, of Groton, Mass., William S. Vaughan and his wife, Joan Wright, of Washington, D.C., Michael T. Vaughan and his wife, Keelin Murphy, of Stony Brook, N.Y., and Anthony Vaughan of San Francisco; two nieces, Jane M. Rollins and her husband, Al, of Shapleigh, Maine, and Barbara V. Levy and her husband, Gerald, of Rota, Spain; 11 grandnephews and grandnieces.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Marcelia V. Muehlke; two brothers and a niece, Marjorie S. Muehlke, of Gilford.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Ledgeview and Hospice for their wonderful care.

According to her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an on line memorial go to