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Vaughn Elgin FrancisJuly 3, 1931 ~ October 2, 2017 (age 86)
Vaughn was born on July 3, 1931 in Lake Shore, Utah. He was the son of Ronald Grant Francis and Elizabeth Maud Howard. Following an LDS southwest Navajo mission, he served his country during the Korean War in Europe from 1953-1955. He fell in love with his eternal companion Verna Olsen and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 20th 1956. He graduated from BYU and became a U.S. Forest Ranger, fulfilling his love of the outdoors. He was generous and kind and loved to visit with friends and family, tell stories and work in his garden. He was a devoted church member and served as bishopric counselor in Lake Shore, Ferron and Vernal, and bishop in the Vernal 1st ward. He went on to serve other callings in Soda Springs, Idaho and Fruit Heights, Utah. He loved being a host at the Joseph Smith Building, working in the Ogden Temple and serving with his wife in the Philippines Cabanatuan mission. Vaughn is survived by his siblings, Howard R. (Deann), JoAnn Phillips, Larry Lee, Dixie Page (Tom), Ronald Grant (Sally) and his children; Paul (Debbie), Wendell (Julie), Bonnie (Tim), Teresa and Grant (Andrea) Francis, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by Verna Francis, his eternal spouse, Ross Phillips, Ann Francis and Kelton Armstrong.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 am. at the LDS chapel on 901 S. Mountain Road, Fruit Heights, UT. Family and friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 pm. at the Russon Mortuary, 1941 N. Main St., Farmington, UT and from 9:45-10:45 am at the chapel prior to services. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to hospice foundation of America who was so supportive during Verna’s transition. http://www.givedirect.org.