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Gail (Vaughn) King


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Gail (Vaughn) King of Hillsboro, Oregon passed from this earth into the presence of Jesus, peacefully on May 31, 2021. She was 70 years old.

Gail was born in Roswell, New Mexico to Buster & Christine Vaughn.

She worked as an apartment manager for many years until her retirement. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister & aunt.

Anyone who met Gail quickly learned there were always laughs to be shared. It was impossible to spend time with her & not enjoy a laugh at some point in the conversation. She made friends everywhere she went. Very fitting that her name “Gail” means JOY. Gail had a very cheerful & positive personality no matter the problems that arose in life. She always had hope & looked for ways to improve the situation instead of crying “poor me”. She was giving, kind, charming, tenacious and witty. Above all else, she loved the Lord with all her heart. She had the heart of an angel & the spirit of a warrior.

Gail was the original photo bomber… while looking through old pictures of her when she was little, we noticed… there she was… in the background, corners or directly in front & always looking right at the camera, in too many photos to go unnoticed. Gail loved being with her sons & grandkids, gardening, singing, helping others, Oh! & pickles… can’t leave out pickles… she loved pickles!

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Those left to cherish Gail’s memory are her sons Martin Atma, Steven Atma & her daughter Tracy; her grandchildren Nick Atma, Casey Atma, Josh Ritcheson, Zack Atma, Jesse Lee Atma; her brothers Eddie Vaughn, Ronnie Vaughn, Curtis Vaughn; her sisters Charlotte Greene, Sherry Garcia, Patty Purcell; and many nieces, nephews & other family members whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jim King, her parents Buster & Christine Vaughn & her brother Paul Vaughn.

Above all, we give thanks for the life of a woman we are proud to call Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter & Aunt, who was unique, complex, extraordinary & irreplaceable. Gail, whose beauty both internal & external will never be extinguished from our minds. She was loved dearly. We will miss her & NEVER forget her.