WHITE RIVER JCT. — A funeral service was held on May 7 at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock for Vaughan Taylor, 101, who died May 1 at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct. Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock.
Vaughan was born in Bridgewater on May 4, 1912, son of Rufus Valentine Taylor and Sarah Sargent (Vaughan) Taylor.
He was married to Ruth Abbie (Badger) Taylor on Oct. 8, 1939 in South Pomfret, and lived there until 1941 when he and Ruth moved to the house at Bridgewater Corners. Ruth and Vaughan lived in the house at the Corners, built in 1880 by Elbridge and Horace Vaughan, for more than 60 years.
Vaughan graduated from Wentworth School for Architecture. He then worked as a timekeeper for the builders of the Woodstock Post Office during the Depression. He went on to work various carpentry jobs and served on the Board of Education for Woodstock Union High School for many years.
He is survived by his son, Sargent Taylor of New Hartford, Connecticut; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
An online guest book is available at cabotfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the May 8, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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