King Farrell Vaughn, 85, died away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at his in home in Bakersfield, Calif. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at First United Methodist Church of Bakersfield, Calif.
Vaughn was born on May 27, 1930 to Frank Farrell Vaughn and Gladys Maurine Schaub in Vernon. He was the grandson of the late Etta Mae Wilkinson and Elmer Schaub, early pioneers of Wilbarger County. He graduated from Oklaunion High School in 1947 and Midwestern University (now MSU) in Wichita Falls in 1954 with a BA in mathematics. Vaughn married Jan Corrinne Cramer on Dec. 31, 1955 in Wichita Falls. Vaughn moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1965 to work with Core Laboratories as their lab chief. He was transferred to Bakersfield in 1977 as district sales representative. After Core Lab was sold to Litton Industries, Vaughn co- owned and operated Goode Core Analysis, retiring in 1995. A few years later King was offered a senior consulting positionwith Core Laboratories, retiring in 2011.
Vaughn is survived by his wife, Jan; three daughters, Karol Brumit of Westport, Conn., Susan Robinett of Fullerton, Calif., and Sheri Powell of Bakersfield; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Etta June Ramsey of Vernon; one niece and two nephews..
Donations may be made to Hoffmann Hospice https://hoffmannhospice.org/make-a-donation/ , Bit-O-Heaven, Inc., an older horse rescue http://www.bakersfieldhorselady.comlrescue.html or Melanoma Research Foundation http://www.melanoma.org/.