November 8, 1927 - October 14, 2018
Dorothy "Dot" Vaughn Wright formerly of Woodstock passed away Sunday, Oct 14th at Greenfield Reflections of Strasburg, VA. Dorothy was born Nov 8th, 1927 in Clarke County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Walter Dolan and Ruby Presgraves Vaughn. Shortly after her birth, the family returned to Vaughn Summit of Page County, VA, an area settled by her Great Grandfather. In 1937 the family then moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where her father farmed, settling on the River Bottom Farm which later became the River'd Inn. Dorothy was a graduate of Woodstock High School, Shenandoah Business College, Roller Business College, and the Jefferson Professional Institute. She worked for the National Park Service Interpretive Design Center in Harper's Ferry, WV, as an Exhibit Projects and Graphics Assistant. She was responsible for copy editing the exhibit plans prior to submitting them to the parks and regions for approval. Upon retirement, Dot returned to Woodstock where she was involved in volunteer work at the Clothes Closet in Woodstock, and Belle Grove Plantation. She was a lifelong member of Woodstock Presbyterian Church and a member of the Employees and Alumni Association of the National Park Service and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wright, her parents, Dolan and Ruby Vaughn, sisters Alice Winegard, Margaret Lantz, Evelyn Tucker and Betty Sheetz, brothers Donnie Vaughn and James Vaughn. Surviving is her sisters Jean Mumaw, Ethel Seal, Sharon Kaiser, and Joe, Susan Harper, and Larry, Kathy Lineweaver, Brother Walter (Buddy) Vaughn and Peggy, and brother-in-law Donnie Sheetz. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Dot loved keeping up with her large family and took a special interest in her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles and gardening. The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Greenfield Reflections of Strasburg and Blue Ridge Hospice for their kind and loving care. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 11 am at Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock, VA and will be officiated by Rev. Joan Wilson. Memorials contributions may be made to Woodstock Fire Department, P.O. Box 176, Woodstock, VA 22664 or a charity of your choice.
Dorothy "Dot" Vaughn Wright formerly of Woodstock passed away Sunday, Oct 14th at Greenfield Reflections of Strasburg, VA. Dorothy was born Nov 8th, 1927 in Clarke County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Walter Dolan and Ruby Presgraves Vaughn. Shortly... View Obituary & Service Information
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