Vaughneda Shough, age 91, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in the MMC Hospital. She was a resident of Casa De Oro Care Center in Las Cruces, NM. Mrs. Shough was previously a long-time resident of Melrose and Clovis, NM, and a school teacher in Bovina, TX and a school teacher/librarian in Ft. Sumner, NM. She was a long-time member of Melrose Church of Christ.
She was born in Arkansas on February 23, 1927 to Joe and Mattie Smith and was the oldest of two children. On April 7, 1945 she married Tillman Shough in Quemado, NM. They were married 53 years before Tillman passed on March 27, 1999. She and Tillman had four children. She is survived by Lexie (Clinton) Armstrong of Las Cruces, NM, Mark (Mindy) Shough of Dallas/Lubbock, TX and Jan (Brian) Stapleton of Madison, MS, along with seven grandchildren Joyce Hicks, Kathy (Craig) Pudil, Kim Armstrong, Kelsi (Jon) Mosqueda, Kirsti (Robert) Uballe, Joseph (Kristen) Stapleton and Shelby Stapleton, nine great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended relatives. She is preceded in death by her husband, oldest son (Gary), brother (Bob Smith) and parents.
Visitation will occur at 9:00 am at the Melrose Church of Christ in Melrose, NM on Tuesday, January 8. 2019. The service will immediately follow the visitation at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Melrose Cemetery.
She will be long-remembered for her caring, servant heart.
My thoughts and prayers are with your dear family. My mom and dad were good friends of Vaughneda and her husband. My mom and dad lived lived in Melrose. 💕
Becky (Pinkston) HageeAmarillo, TX
So sorry for your loss. All of you will be in my prayers. Vaughneda was such a sweet lady and I know you'll miss her.
Donna HesterAmarillo, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at the time of their loss. She was a neighbor of Don"s for many years here in Melrose.
Don and Ida HarrellMelrosse, NM
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. So sorry for your loss. May you find love and peace in the memories you cherish.
Donna LethgoClovis, NM
My great aunt Vaughneda was the most caring, beautiful person I have ever known. She was always so very kind to myself and my family. Love and miss you always.
Traci SmithLubbock, TX
Lexi Jan and Mark, I loved Aunt Vaughnita very much. So sorry for your loss! She will be missed
Love you all!
Vicky and James JohnsonAndrews, TX
I’m so sorry for your loss. Wished I could be there for you in this sad time. Will pray for your family and friends. Love Jennifer ( Johnson) Barbee
Eric and Jennifer BarbeeAndrews, TX
So sorry for your loss
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby D SmithKarnes City, TX