Elwin M. Vaughan



Former Maladian Dies In Pocatello.

POCATELLO — Elwin M. Vaughan, 60, of 656 South Hayes, died in Bannock Memorial. Hospital Sunday after a long illness.

A native of Idaho, he was a conductor on the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring May 9, 1960, due to ill health.

He was born in Malad, Aug 2, 1899 the son of Dave and Maude Thomas Vaughan. He spent his early years in Malad, coming to Pocatello in 1920. He enlisted in the- Army on Jan. 30, 1920 and served until March 24, 1921. He returned to Pocatello and entered the UP service as signal maintainer, later qualified as brakeman and worked out of Glenn’s Ferry until November of 1926, when he returned to Pocatello where he has lived since. He was promoted to conductor on Aug. 18, 1940.

He married Bertha Simmons in Pocatello, Feb. 2, 1924. He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen 209, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, 98, Mount Kinport Lodge 95 AF and AM., Grand Commandry, Knights Templar; Council Royal and Select Masters, Chapter 6. Royal Arch Masons. El Korah Shrine of Boise; Ruth Chapter 3 Order of Eastern Star; and the Old Timers Club.

Survivors are his wife; his mother and step-father. Mr. and Mrs. Hy Sawyer of Pocatello. and ; one sister. Mrs. Laura Carlsen of Twin Falls.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Downard chapel with Rev. J Downard chapel with the Rev. Jo Austin Lininger of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Ritualistic services were conducted by members of the Knights Templars, with Ted F. Anderson, Past Commander and Vernon Powell, chaplain.

Graveside services in Mount Moriah cemetery, were conducted by Mount Kinport Lodge 95, AF and AM with Dr. M.D. Harris, Worshipful Master, in charge.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Vaughan and Mrs. Vella Edwards attended the funeral service.

Offer Condolence for the family of Elwin M. Vaughan