Published: September 24, 2007
Hundreds of friends and admirers paid tribute to Martha Vaughn, the wife
of University President Ronald Vaughn and mother of Susan D. Vaughn
'02, after she passed away Jan. 24.
A visitation for family and
friends was held at The University of Tampa on Jan. 26, and a memorial
service was held on Sunday at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of
Plant City. Vaughn's family held a memorial reception for family and
friends on Feb. 3 in her hometown of Paris, Ill.
Jan. 24 at 9:43 a.m. at Tampa General Hospital, following complications
from a medical condition. She was 59. Vaughn was a strong and steady
presence in the University community since 1984, when she, President
Vaughn and Susan arrived in Tampa. Her unwavering support of UT, her
unvarnished honesty, and her love of family will be remembered.
lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Martha’s name to either the
Chapel Fund at The University of Tampa (813-253-6220) or the American
Red Cross (Tampa chapter, 813-348-4820).
A related article appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on Jan. 25.