Sept. 5 Obituaries
Karol Don “Donnie” Jenkins, 81, of Clyde and a former longtime resident of Snyder, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 in Abilene.
Graveside service for Mr. Jenkins will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Matt Lowry officiating. The service will be under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Born on July 13, 1938 in Hamlin to E.D. “Doug” and Lulu (Thompson) Jenkins, he married Betty Lee Spires on Aug. 17, 1958 in Tatum, N.M. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. He was employed by Schlumberger Tool Company in Kermit, Denver City and Snyder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.D. “Doug” and Lulu (Thompson) Jenkins, and one grandson, Jason Jenkins.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (Spires) Jenkins of Clyde; three sons, Don Jenkins and his wife, Jennifer of Snyder, Steve Jenkins and his wife, Dana, of The Colony and Dale Jenkins and Trish of Clyde; four granddaughters, Ashley Eldridge of Mansfield, Brandy Comer of Carlsbad, N.M., Haley Wilkerson of Clyde and Amy Jenkins of Abilene; seven great-grandchildren, Reese and Raegan Eldridge, Ava and Jade Comer, Grant and Graham Wilkerson and Aspen Ortegon; his twin sister, Nancy Mayo of Floydada; and one brother, Buddy Jenkins of Andrews.
Memorials may be made to Second Chance Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 674, Snyder, TX 79550-0674.
Online condolences may be posted at www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Judy (Jennings) Vaughan passed away on Sept. 4, 2019 at University Medical Center in Lubbock following a brief illness.
Graveside service for Mrs. Vaughan will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Darold Baldwin officiating. The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Judy was born on Aug. 25, 1934 to Luther and Audra Jennings in Dunn. She was the third of five children. She spent her childhood in several different towns, all in West Texas. Judy went to work in a cafeteria at the age of 12 to help her family. She was an intelligent girl and from a young age she was motivated to work hard and learn as much as she could to improve her situation. In 1950, at the age of 14, she met and married Louie Trinon Vaughan. Judy finished high school, then the couple moved to Austin so that Louie could attend the University of Texas. Judy took several college classes while they were there and worked typing dissertations for graduate and post-graduate students.
When Louie graduated, she and Louie returned to Snyder. Judy found a job with the district attorney as a legal secretary. Their only child, David Bradley Vaughan, was born during those early years in Snyder. After working for 13 years for the district attorney, Judy found employment with Southwestern Bell and worked for that company in various positions until her retirement.
Judy was a loving mother and wife who worked diligently every day to help her family succeed. She loved card games, especially bridge, and played with her Snyder friends until very recently.
Survivors include her son, David B. Vaughan, M.D., and daughter-in-law, Laura L. Vaughan, both of Brenham; her grandson, David Michael Vaughan, J.D., of Galveston; her granddaughter, Rachel E. Nabors and her husband, Bradley, of Dallas; her sisters, Lee Cook of Roaring Springs and Jo Crowder and her niece, DeNisa Brown, both of Dalhart; and her nephew, Buddy Crowder of Lubbock.
Her family would like to express their deep gratitude to Billy Evans, her next door neighbor and friend for many years.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.