Colton James Vaughn, 31, of Weippe, Idaho was born July 24, 1990. He passed away August 25, 2021 due to complications of Covid.
Colton was a gentle giant who was known for his bear hugs, infectious giggle, and love of life.
As he was growing up, he loved the outdoors. Colton grew up on a ranch and loved all animals. He could be found driving the back road with his buddies, riding his motorcycle, snowmobile or working on his pickup.
Colton loved music and spending time with his family and friends. Christmas was his favorite holiday with family traditions of being around the Christmas tree watching the newest Christmas movie on Christmas eve, baking Christmas cookies, sledding, and good food throughout the holiday.
He married the love of his life Katherine Loeffler Vaughn Oct. 17, 2020. She is the light of his life.
Natasha Loeffler is his little girl, whom he loved and protected with grit and caring. Colton and Katie welcomed a son Rhett James Vaughn August 11, 2021 who is the shining light in the darkness of losing Colton.
Colton was preceded in death by his father Dave Vaughn, uncle Scott Faler, grandpa Howard Wilson, and grandma Wilma Wilson.
He is survived by his wife Katherine Loeffler Vaughn, daughter Natasha Loeffler, son Rhett Vaughn, brother Cody Vaughn and his wife Tanya, mother Peggy Vaughn, step-father Scott Anderson, grandparents Carol and Jerry Vaughn, mother-in-law Michele Freeman, and brother-in-law John Freeman. Colton’s best friend through thick and thin Levi Heywood. Colton has many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends who will miss him greatly forever. He will forever live in the hearts and memories of his loved ones.
We will be having a celebration of life for Colton April 30, 2022 at Deyo Reservoir - Weippe, Idaho and will be spreading his ashes July 2022 in one of his favorite places, the mountains around Wallowa Lake, Oregon.
A memorial fund for Katie, Natasha and Rhett has been set up on Go fund me and at Idaho Central Credit Union under the name “Colton Vaughn Memorial”.
Please raise your glass to Colton as we lay him to rest!