BEAVER CITY -- Vaughn Meader, 86, of Beaver City, formerly of Holbrook and Wilsonville, died Wednesday (Sept. 26, 2001) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge.
He was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Furnas County to Charles Wesley and Mable (Sears) Meader. He grew up on a farm in Wilsonville and attended grade school at a country school.
On March 27, 1936, he married Vera Delores Dillon at Norton, Kan. He worked in service stations in Holbrook and Central City, Colo.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, most of which was spent in the Phillipine Islands.
He farmed for several years before moving to Holbrook where he managed the Holbook Telephone Co. He also owned the Holbrook Market and the Holbrook Locker. They moved to Fallon, Nev., where they lived for two years, returning to Nebraska where he worked for Becton Dickenson in Holdrege until his retirement. He has lived in the Beaver City Manor for three years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Delores; one son, Jimmy in 1969; and five brothers, Gordon, Glenn, Howard, Verle and Charles, Jr.
Survivors include three children, Connie June Sowards of Greenleaf, Kan., Charles Guy Meader of Johnson City, Tenn., and Vivian Joyce Rogers and husband, Gary of Beaver City; three brothers, Larry and wife, Ann of Anchorage, Alaska, Rich and wife, Sharon of Holdrege, and Lyle of Beaver City; one sister, Wilda Stanley of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters-in-law, Neva Stanley of Wilsonville, Evelyn Schleicher of Sutton, and Darlene Stanley of Wilsonville; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday, 2 p.m., at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge with Keith Theobald officiating. Interment will be at the Wilsonville Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Furnas County Hospice.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.