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Ronald Ozell Vaughn Jr.


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A loving son, brother, and uncle, Ronald Ozell Vaughn Jr., also known as “Ronnie, little Ronnie, and R.O.,” 51, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with the Vaughn family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: There will be a Viewing on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:00 AM, at Grace Community Church. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

On July 13, 1967, Ronnie Jr. was born to Ronald Ozell Vaughn Sr. and Barbara Marie Vaughn in Sherman, TX, to a military family. He graduated from Roswell High School and attended college at NMSU and Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in Portales, NM.

Ronnie worked as a lifeguard at Cahool Pool, and NMSU during his high school and college years. He then returned to Roswell, NM, to assist in the startup of Little Lambs Learning Center with his mother, Barbara Vaughn.

With a most generous loving heart, Ronnie touched many lives with his presence. His family and friends will always be thankful for the gift that was his life. Ronnie was pleasant natured and loved talking to people. He had a great love for socializing with friends and family, listening to music, playing golf, and watching basketball. Ronnie was an avid fan of all sports and never missed a moment to cheer for his teams.

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He had the gift of gab and an engaging personality. He was continuously looking for ways to help others, always putting their needs before his own. The love for animals was evident throughout his life.

Ronnie leaves behind his legacy full of love, passion, and perseverance. His spirit and smile will be dearly missed by his loved ones, who look to the day of reuniting with him in Paradise. Ronnie is now at peace with his beloved mother and grandparents.

PRECEDED: Preceding Ronnie in death: his mother, Barbara Marie Vaughn; grandparents: Buster Ozell Vaughn and Christine Luck Vaughn, Bessie Marie Searcy Reese and Harry Vaughn Reese; uncles: Paul Vaughn, Harry Reese; and aunt, Chlora Hostetler.

SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish Ronnie’s memory are his dad, Ronald Ozell Vaughn Sr. of Roswell, NM; sister, Stephanie Vaughn Null and husband Rex Aaron Null of Silver City, NM; nieces: Hunter Janiece Null of Las Cruces, NM, Brooke Aaron Macias and Anthony Macias and their children: AJ Macias, Asher Ozell Macias, Brilee Reese Macias all of Silver City, NM; beloved dog, Spinner; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd cousins, and friends.

The family wishes to acknowledge and give a special “Thanks” to friends and family who have reached out and kept us in their thoughts and prayers.

Ronnie’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.


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“There is a road that leads uphill,

Past streams and flowers fair,

Above the valley of yesterday,

And past the bridge of care.

It is a long and winding road,

Where sun and shadows blend,

Where never a footstep falters,

And every grief must end.

There is a road that leads uphill,

A million miles from pain,

Where heartache is a stranger

One never meets again.

Where golden dawn replaces night,

To mark the journey’s end,

Where Jesus waits beside the gates,

To bid us enter in.”

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