Nina Ruth Higdon Vaughan Dies on Mother's Day
Nina Ruth Higdon Vaughan was born in Jones City, Oklahoma in 1921, the daughter of Merritt Joseph Higdon and Wilma Morrow. Nina Ruth was married to Richard Vaughan, who she met at college. Richard worked as a Hydrologist for the Department of the Interior. In one 10 year span, Nina and Richard moved 22 times across the Western States. Nina had two daughters. Nina completed her BA with a major in Art at The University of Texas in El Paso, (formerly known as Texas Western University). Nina Ruth taught high school level Art, and became the Art Supervisor for the large Ysleta School System. She received many awards for her own art work, and had many invitations to exhibit in Museums. Nina Ruth was one of 40 art teachers chosen to attend a six week workshop at the National Gallery in Washington, D. C.
Nina Ruth was a very active member of the Higdon Family Association. It was always great to see Nina Ruth at the annual meetings. She always enlivened the group with her wit and interest in everything and everybody. Nina Ruth Higdon Vaughan was a past president of the HFA. She invited all the Higdons to come and meet together in Albuquerque, NM, in 2004.
VAUGHAN, NINA, Graveside Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Las Cruces, NM. Arrangements by La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home Las Cruces. Published in El Paso Times from May 13 to May 15, 2010
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