Carolyn Vaughn

Obituary of Carolyn (Schrader) Vaughn

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VAUGHN – Carolyn (Schrader).  Born on Christmas Day in 1936, she was a gift to the world. She was a teacher, loving mother, and caring spouse. She enriched every life she touched, and unfailingly helped every soul on their journey, without judgment or pressure.

She instilled an appreciation of art in 30 classes of elementary and middle school students at Central Cambria schools between 1968 and 1995. In addition, she taught in Florida, Alabama, and Germany. She earned both her B.S. and M.ED. in Art Education from Indiana University of PA. Her education was enriched with course work at UPJ, PSU, Pgh. Art Institute, IUʼs 08 and 20, as well as Mount Aloysius. She was twice named to Whoʼs Who Among Americaʼs Teachers and nominated for the PA Teacher of the Year award. She was a longtime member of the Alpha Delta Kappa honorary sorority, and the PA State Education Association advisory committee.

She has been exhibiting her drawings and paintings in local and regional shows for thirty five years. Her work is included in the permanent collection of PSERS, Harrisburg and several private collections.

After retirement in 1995 she devoted her time to gardening, feeding songbirds, drawing and painting, and rescuing dogs and cats. She was a tireless volunteer for the Ebensburg Presbyterian Church, Art in Bloom, Allied Artists, and the Cambria County Historical Society.

She is survived by husband of 56 years Bennett Vaughn, sons Christopher (Tammy L. Boombach) Garland (b, 1963) and Benjamin Vaughn (b. 1973); granddaughter Teagan Aiyana Vaughn and grandson Curran Sherman Vaughn. She was preceded in death by parents Paul and Virginia Schrader and Sisters Marjorie (Vatter) and Judy.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday,  May 17th, at the Ebensburg First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Center Street, Ebensburg, Danielle Kenrick, officiating.  

Memorial gifts to Alzheimer’s research are recommended by the family. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Villages at Maple Heights for their loving care in this trying time. 

Arrangements are in the care of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Ebensburg.  Condolences to the family may be left at

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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, May 17, 2024
Ebensburg First Presbyterian Church
200 N. Center Street
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, United States


Ebensburg First Presbyterian Church
200 N. Center Street
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, United States


Greenwood Cemetery
901 Hospital Road
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
(724) 465-4375
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Carolyn Vaughn

1936 - 2024

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