Elizabeth Bette Dinius Vaughan passed away almost one year ago in Burbank, Calif. She was 85.
Bette was born in Steamboat Springs in 1921 to Clyde and Eunice Dinius. She was one of seven children who had a wonderful childhood in Steamboat. After graduating from Steamboat Springs High School, she attended nursing school in Kansas and earned her R.N. degree.
Bette married Kendall Vaughan, M.D., on Dec. 25, 1942. They moved to California, where Kendall interned and established himself as a medical doctor. Their son, Myron, was born in 1944, and their daughter, Kenda, was born in 1949.
Bette was a nurse for a number of years, but after the children were born, she tended her family and home. Bette volunteered often in the Burbank community.
Her husband, Kendall, preceded her in death, as did her parents, five sisters and one brother.
Bette is survived by her son, Myron (Linda); daughter, Kenda (Mark); two granddaughters, Tiffany and Terra; one grandson, Ward; and five great-grandchildren. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Her greatest joys were her family, friends, the ocean and her garden.