DAR

Shown are Jacqueline Vaughn, Chaplain Priscilla Berry and Regent Helen Preston.

Jacqueline Vaughn, or Jacque, as she prefers to be called is a popular person to various local organizations.

Vaughn was raised in the Southwest. She and her husband Tom have been married for 55 years, and have one child and one grandchild. She retired from the Natural Gas Pipeline Company as a legal assistant after 35 years of service.

She and her husband both loved the outdoors, and spent many weekends and vacations in their cabin in the mountains of southern New Mexico. They built a home there after retirement. In 2004, they moved to the Cedar Creek area for a warmer climate.

Soon after, she joined the Gun Barrel Quilters Guild, and met many new friends with interests similar to hers. She spends much of her time rallying the quilters to make quilts for the local nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA organization. The organization represents children in Henderson County who have been abused or neglected, and removed from their homes, and placed in child protective custody and foster care.

She belongs to the Confederate Rose Chapter 2548, United Daughters of the Confederacy. She has held the offices of president, recording secretary and past and present historian.

She remembers fondly the pride she felt when her maternal grandparents told her she was a descendent of a patriot who fought in the American War for Independence. This was a goal for her to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, and to preserve her American heritage for future generations to to meet new people.

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