Obituary: Sylvia Vaughan

Sylvia Oda Forsgard Vaughan of Garland, who devoted decades to teaching children both as a public schoolteacher and at her church, died July 26. She was 93.

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Sylvia Oda Forsgard Vaughan of Garland, who devoted decades to teaching children both as a public schoolteacher and at her church, died July 26. She was 93. She was born Jan. 29, 1929, to Samuel McCullough Forsgard and Bernice Forsgard in Waco. She met her future husband, Kenneth Vaughan, while attending Baylor University. They married on May 21, 1949, and moved to Garland that same year, where they joined First Baptist Church. She loved teaching her first-grade Sunday school class and working in Vacation Bible School 64 years at First Baptist Church in Garland. She taught third grade 26 years at Park Crest Elementary School in the Garland Independent School District. She earned a master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Vaughan; brother, Samuel McCullough Forsgard Jr.; and sister Ann Marie Forsgard McDonald. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Spencer and husband John Spencer; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. Memorial gifts may be made to the children’s ministry at First Baptist Church in Garland.


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