Ronald L. Vaught

ronald vaught

September 15, 1938 ~ June 23, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Ronald Lee Vaught, 81, passed away June 22, 2020. “Ron, Ronnie, dad, pop, grandpa, great grandpa” is survived by, Cheryl Anselmo, his companion and friend since 2001, whom he referred to as his “angel” during the final year; son, Ronald Daryl Vaught of Pass Christian, Miss; daughter, Carolyn Irene Vaught of Fairbanks, Alaska; siblings, Melvin E. Vaught, Sharon K. Simpson, Gary Vaught and Cheryl Fernau; grandchildren, Nicolina Vaught, TJ Vaught, Garrett Wilson and Molly Wilson; and one great-grandchild, William Monaghan. Preceded in death by parents, Alice Evelyn and James Phillip Vaught; siblings, James C Vaught, Viola F Postlewait, Edward Vaught and Alice M Messenger. Ron was born to Jim and Alice Vaught on Sept. 15, 1938, in the family home on 1106 Summit Ave, Pueblo Colo. He graduated Pueblo’s Central High School in 1957, and married Patricia Bosley after graduation. He and Patricia had two children, Daryl and Carolyn. He was a man of many talents, building/completing his own home on the St. Charles mesa in 1966, the same home he spent his final hours in. He apprenticed as an electrician at CF&I where he retired after 20+ years. He worked as a licensed Master Electrician locally, then went back to work for Boeing until the facility closed. He lived a full active life. He rode motorcycles, both street and dirt. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He rode his ATV, with his son, in the mountains and in Moab. He loved water Skiing on the Pueblo Reservoir and at Lake Powell with his family and friends. Golf was his passion and he played league golf and enjoyed playing with his friends and his son. Woodworking with his brother was one of his favorite past times. They would spend hours together drinking coffee and eating cinnamon rolls and then find some time to make some cherished items. Ron made the comment that he would have to be struck by lightning before he would become a believer. On April 15, 2019, God opened his eyes and heart, and he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Several times, even with all the pain and struggles, he commented that he was so glad that he was struck with that lightning. Ron died loving the Lord, his Savior, and will live forever with Him. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday June 27, 2020, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Online condolences,


Memorial Service: June 27, 2020 1:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Ron and I graduated from Central High in 1957. How I really knew him was in golf. The last few years playing at Pueblo West Desert Hawk Golf Course.
    Ron was good at golf and we had many hours of fun. He became a good friend. I will miss him very much. My heart is very sad but I know he is ok. For the family, I am sorry for your loss! I will always remember my friend.

  2. Cousin Ron you will be missed by all who loved you. Friends and Family . Ralph and I have many good memories of golfing with you. You were a very nice ,loving person.

  3. Ron was one of the best brother-in-laws ever!!
    As Tricia’s ‘baby” sister, I had the privilege of being around Ron growing up.
    I spent several summers with the family– fishing, camping, riding on the back of Ron’s dirt bike up the mountains!! One of our best “vacations” was going to Lake Powell, having a house boat, skiing, meandering into caverns!!
    Ron really brought a lot smiles to my life. I will always remember him in my heart. I won’t forget. LOVE to ALL OF YOU!!

  4. Ron was a great guy, he will be missed by all who knew him. I will miss our golfing matches and our ATV trips, he was a lot of fun. He was one of the most caring guys I ever met! How he helped his grandkids after Hurricane Katrina, his love for his dogs, and most of all the love he had for Daryl and Carolyn, he was a great father to them both! He leaves behind some really great memories, and in the days to come I’m sure we will are reflect on them.
    Miss you Ron!

  5. Our prayers for Ronald Vaught as he begins his journey to higher trails and is reunited with family and friends. Our hearts are sad for Daryl and Carolyn for the loss of a sweet and fun father and for all the grandchildren. As you reflect upon Ron’s life, celebrate all the wonderful memories of great times he shared with you and the family. And, I know there are many as he loved his children and his family and loved being with you. We send our love and prayers for God to wrap you in comfort and peace knowing he will be with you always in your hearts and reflections of many great times together. M&C

  6. I grieve with the friends and family of my longtime neighbor. Ron loved life and family and respected opinions that differed from his own. He was a talented craftsman, a helpful neighbor and a man who loved his “puppies”. I am sorry not to be close enough to share stories at a wake.

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