In memory of
Vaughn Books DeVos, age 90, passed away July 25th after testing positive for COVID-19. Born in Broken Bow, Nebraska on April 19, 1930, Vaughn was the youngest of seven. At Phillips University, Vaughn met a Dutch foreign exchange student, Ton Pieter DeVos, to whom she was married and devoted for 69 years. In her later years, Vaughn moved with Ton from San Antonio, Texas to Birmingham to be closer to her children and grandchildren. In addition to being a self-described home maintenance engineer, wife, mother, and Oma, Vaughn had many hobbies, including art, travel, seeing friends, meeting new people, and spending time with Ton. Vaughn also devoted her time to helping others by foster parenting, volunteering at homeless shelters, and tutoring disadvantaged kids. She held a strong belief in the power of love, and was eager to share this with others. Vaughn is survived by her husband Ton DeVos; her sister Jean Feild; her children Debra Beil (Richard) and Wim DeVos (Chris); grandchildren Marijke DeVos (Bryce Bennett), Annelies DeVos, Kees DeVos, Tamara Allen (Kristiana), and Gwangi Moos (Jacob); as well as 5 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. No service is scheduled at this time due to COVID-19. Memorials may be given in Vaughn's name to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Bread for the World, and the STAIR program at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL. Vaughn would want everyone to remember that God loves you and she does too.
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