Janan Vaughn

Janan Babb Vaughn

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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CAMDEN………………Janan Babb Vaughn, 79, died peacefully, Thursday, May 2, 2019, with family by her side.
Janan was a wonderful, classy woman that was loved by many, and will be deeply missed. Our “Bam Bam” as she liked to be called by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, was an amazing wife, mom and friend.
Janan’s life began on April 14, 1940, as the youngest child to Charles W. Babb and Helen Bird Babb in the idyllic town of Camden, where she met her dearest and closest friends in grade school. She met David, the love of her life, at a beach party at Megunticook Lake, and they married at the First Congregational Church on June 20, 1964. Although the family moved for career and then raised a family, Janan’s heart never left Camden, and when her children grew up and David retired, they moved back to the property she grew up on overlooking Penobscot Bay, until her passing.
Janan was generous with her resources, donating to the Penobscot YMCA, Camden Library, Garden Club and Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel. She loved to garden, knit, read, was an avid New England Patriots’ fan, and did crossword puzzles daily, but spending time with family and friends in good conversation and laughter, was her favorite pastime.
Janan is survived by her devoted husband, David E. Vaughn; children: David C. Vaughn (Kathryn Kemp) and Janan Archibald (Andrew); grandchildren: Jeremy Vaughn (Katie Dube), Alec Vaughn, Skye Archibald and Grace Archibald; great grandchildren: Avery Dube and Wit Dube-Vaughn; brother Charles A. Babb (Isa), as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
Family, friends and others whose lives have been touched by Janan are invited to the memorial service to be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:30 am, at the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843 with the Rev. Dr. Ute Molitor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union Street, Rockport, ME 04856. Condolence and memories may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 10:30am
    First Congregational Church
    55 Elm Street
    CAMDEN, ME 04843
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    Rev. Dr. Ute Molitor
  • Interment

    Mountain View Cemetery
    Mountain Street
    CAMDEN, ME 04843
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Karen Lloyd

Posted at 03:26am
Although I sadly never got to meet her, I heard a lot of nice things about her from Jeff. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

Karen Lloyd Posted at 03:29am

I apologize for the late condolences as I’m just seeing this now. 😢

Susanne Bacon

Posted at 04:20pm
My thoughts are with you. I met Janan when I visited her brother's family in 1983, and she was such a warm-hearted, motherly host to 15-year-old me when we came out to your summer house. Or when she had J.V. take me out to the movies and buy doughnuts afterwards. Thoughtful and somebody who made you feel right at home. She will stay in my heart for sure. I grieve her with you.

Jim & Amanda Da Silva

Posted at 08:10am
You are in our thoughts. Hoping you find comfort from the support of family and friends.
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Dawna Pine

Posted at 07:28am
I could sit here for days writing about my best friend. She was the first person I met when my husband and I moved to Camden. That was the beginning of a very precious friendship. At the same time, David and my husband were getting to know each other too. So over the years the four of us have had a very special relationship. I agree with so many of the other people's memories of Janan. But to me, Janan was the sister I always wanted and never had. I will never forget her and I will love her all the rest of my life.

The Alden Family - Sylvia, Cristina, Dave, Marcie

Posted at 08:08pm
Heartfelt condolences to the family. She will be missed... May you find peace & comfort knowing her memory will live on. Our thoughts are with you
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