Rita J. Vaughan, age 84, of Ashland, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, MI. She was born on May 25, 1938 in Ashland, the daughter of Lester and Virginia (McKinnon) Gurske.
Rita graduated from Ashland High School in 1957. She married Kenneth Robert “Boops” Vaughan on May 27, 1957. They settled down and began raising their 7 children on a small hobby farm in Ashland. Rita enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, doing ceramic crafts and camping.