Obituary for Lee Buchanan Vaughan

vaughan lee buchananLee Buchanan Vaughan, born March 30th, 1969, passed away at Pulaski Community Hospital on September 28th, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Lee fought hard to the end, not wanting to leave her adored daughters, Jordan Renee Phillips, Katherine Peyton Phillips, and Allie Ryan Phillips.  Lee’s heart and soul revolved around her daughters, and the joy they brought to her life every day.

Besides her wonderful daughters, Lee is survived by many loving family members: Mother, Mary Anne Vaughan, brother, Mason A. Vaughan 3rd (Margaret), and sisters, Lisa Caruso (Aaron) and Mary Katherine Slomka (David).  Lee also has left behind seven nieces who loved her very much, Laura Elizabeth Vaughan, Aubrey Colter Vaughan, Ainsley Grace Vaughan, Eleanor Louise Slomka, Helen Cassandra Caruso, Mona Alexandra Caruso, and Mary Linda Caruso.  Lee was also deeply loved by a number of cousins, and her Aunt Cynthia Jane Anderson, Uncle James Phillip Buchanan (Kathe), and Aunt Shelia Vaughan.

Lee was preceded in death by her father, Mason A. Vaughan, Jr., Uncles Robert Allen Vaughan, and Daniel Ray Anderson, along with her much loved grandparents.

Lee lived a life of joy, full of spirit on a day by day basis.  Her daughters were the center of her universe.  She was known as the coolest, funnest mom, and para professional in the Pulaski County Educational system.  Lee lived each day as it came, and always looked for the joy and found it, even in the darkest days.

A service will be held on Saturday, October 8th, at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, 408 Jefferson Ave. N. Pulaski VA, with reception at the church to follow the service.  Lee’s family will also receive friends and family at Lee’s home, 1817 Alum Spring Rd., Pulaski, following the church reception.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Pulaski, your favorite animal rescue organization, or the American Cancer Society.

Lee lived a life of service to her family and those she loved, full of joy and daily gratefulness.  She was taken from us far too early.  We hope you will join us to celebrate Lee’s life and the joy and love she gave to us all.