NEPHI - Vaughn J. Paxman, age 76, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 11, 1997 at his home in Nephi, Utah. He was born December 1, 1920 in Nephi, Utah to Clarence and Mildred Alice Carter Paxman. He married Vera Bunker on January 14, 1944 in the Manti LDS Temple. He graduated from Juab High School and received a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Chemistry and Math. He served his country proudly and honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Vaughn was a loving and dedicated husband, father and gradfather. He was a spiritual and faithful man who devoted many hours of service to the Lord and his kingdom through- out his entire life. He served an LDS mission in the Souther States Mission, served as a bishop, a counselor in the Stake Presidency, a temple ordinance worker, a Gospel Doctrine teacher, and in many other church callings. As a seminary teacher for the LDS Church for 29 years, he touched the lives of many young people. His wise council was sought by many and he offered it unselfishly. He loved farming his dry lang wheat on the Levan ridge, working in his bountiful garden, and listening to beautiful music. He will be greadly missed and remembered with fondness by his family and many friends. Survived by wife, Vera; children, Michael Vaughn (Loma) Paxman; Gordon Ray (Carolyn) Paxman; Jeannine Paxman; David Clarence (Shannon) Paxman; Sharon (Scott) Bendoski; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, LaMar and Elman Paxman. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Claude and James Paxman and Joy Nielson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997, In the Nephi Stake Center, 351 North 100 West. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, and at the church, one hour prior to services. Burial, Vine Bluff Cenetery in Nephi, Utah.