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Rose P. MacDonald

May 28, 1912 October 3, 2011
Rose P. MacDonald
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Rose MacDonald, 99, passed away at a local care facility in Brookings on October 3, 2011. Rose was born May 28, 1912 in Ritzville, WA to Emmanuel and Christina (Stuckle) Pflugrath. She grew up on the family farm in Ritzville. There she met Ted Vaughn; the two were married in 1935 and moved to Wenatchee, WA. They later moved to Pendleton, OR where they lived for 30 years. Rose and Ted later divorced. In 1975, Rose moved to Sunnyvale, CA where she sold stamps and arranged flowers for the local contract postal service in Los Altos, CA. There she met and married Wilbur I. “Mac” MacDonald. The two enjoyed traveling together all of the US until Mac’s death in 2003. Rose then moved to Medford, OR briefly before moving to Brookings. She enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, fishing and canning. Survivors include her sons, Wendell Vaughn and his wife, Sharon of Brookings, Richard Vaughn and his wife, Midge of Brookings, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, stepson Bert Vaughn and his wife, Pat of Arnold, CA. Rose was preceded in death by her husbands, stepdaughter, Lois MacDonald and three siblings, Albert, Emilia and Anne. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Coast Humane Society, PO Box 7833, Brookings, OR 97415. No public ceremony will be held. Private inurnment will be at W. J. Ward Memorial Cemetery.

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