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Hazel Marie Sutterfield Vaughan – April 18, 2017

Hazel Marie Sutterfield Vaughan, 91, of Dumas died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Christ in Sunray on Friday, April 21, 2017 with Jonathan Zerby, minister, officiating.  Private burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.
Hazel was born March 24, 1926, in Timbo, Ark. to Charles I. Sutterfield and Lillie Maud Sutterfield.  She married Harlon Byron Vaughan on Dec. 7, 1946 in Maysville, Ok.  They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  She had worked at Douglas Aircraft as a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII on C47.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Sunray and also worked in the World Bible School.
Hazel was a dedicated farm wife and loved her family.
She was preceded in death her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Sutterfield; one sister, Berenice Cheatwood of The Villages, Fl.; a sister-in-law, Bessie Sutterfield; one great-grandson, Gabriel Vaughan of Sublette, Ks.; and one brother-in-law, Ronald Minyen.
Survivors include her husband, Harlon Byron Vaughan, of Dumas; two sons, Jimmy Vaughan and wife Kaye, of Kismet, Kansas and Michael Dee Vaughan and wife Terri, of Dumas; seven grandchildren, Jason Vaughan and wife, Ruthie of Sublette, Ks., Kristen Stapleton and husband, Ryan of Meade, Ks., Jeffrey Vaughan and wife, Tracy of Salina, Ks.;  Kelsey Rivera and husband, Javier of Newton, Ks., Jana McElroy and husband, B.J. of Houston, Keisha Vaughan of Washington D.C., and Lyndi Garwood and husband, Judson of Los Angeles, Ca.; twelve great-grandchildren, Jaylin, Jarret, Grayden, and Sayler Stapleton of Meade, Ks., Carsten and Emily Vaughan of Sublette, Ks., Killian and Jael Vaughan of Salina, Ks., Kylah and Kyndrie Rivera of Newton, Ks, and Beckett and Berkeley McElroy of Houston; a brother, Charles Sutterfield and wife, June of Stratford; two sisters, Helen McVeigh and husband, L.D. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Edna Minyen of Farewell, Tx.; one sister-in-law, Gearldine Sutterfield of Blythe, Ca; and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday.
The family suggests memorials be sent to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas  77210-4486 or the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM  88130.


  • Thomas Sutterfield Posted April 18, 2017 8:11 pm

    Hazel Marie Sutterfield Vaughan was the best. She always greeted everyone with a smile and a kind word and always went out of her way to help someone in need. Aunt Hazel, we will miss you.
    You were a fighter and an inspiration to us all.

  • Helen Etheredge Posted April 20, 2017 4:30 pm

    Hazel was a great neighbor and one of the sweetest persons that we have ever known. She will be missed by all those that knew her. We will be keeping all her family in our prayers.
    Helen Etheredge
    David and Kay Milbern
    Jason Milbern

  • Barbara Hataway Posted April 21, 2017 3:05 pm

    I’m sorry, Byron, Dee and Terri about the passing of your wife and Mom. She was such a sweet lady and even though in pain always gave me a hug.
    love Barbara, Debbie, and Jayme Hataway

  • Jan and Jerry Canavan Posted April 22, 2017 10:24 pm

    Dear Uncle Byron,
    Aunt Hazel was such a special person, always kind, cheerful and full of love. She will be remembered with such love and affection. We will all miss her. Our love and prayers are with you, Jimmy and Dee at this difficult time.
    Jan and Jerry Canavan

  • Gerald Cheatwood Posted April 23, 2017 9:47 am

    Aunt Hazel was probably the kindest person I’ve ever known…I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone and no one said one about her…she was the kind of person we should all strive to be…RIP…finally pain free and at peace…

  • Maxine Melton Posted April 24, 2017 9:49 pm

    Aunt Hazel was one of the kindest, most loving people one could ever hope to meet. She always had a good word to say about everyone and always had a smile to share. She was the first one to help anyone that needed help. Her love for her Lord and her Family was an inspiration to all who knew her. I know she is an Angel in Heaven looking down on us with that same love and watching over us. Aunt Hazel you will be loved and missed forever.

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