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Vaughn C. Schulthies July 24, 1947 - September 28, 2020

VAUGHN CARLISLE SCHULTHIES

July 24, 1947 – September 28, 2020

Vaughn Carlisle Schulthies peacefully passed away at home located in Cow Hollow Nyssa, Oregon on Monday morning September 28, 2020.  Seventy-three years earlier he surprised his parents when he and his twin brother Van were born on July 24th, 1947 in Ontario, Oregon.  They were the second set of twins as there was another set of fraternal twins, Brent & Berniel, who were only 16 months older than them.  Eventually there was four more siblings born, Shelly, Launa, Preston & Travis which totaled eight children.  Vaughn’s mother Evelyn was killed in a tragic accident and his father Ray Schulthies married Joan McCune and soon six more children joined this family.  Linda, David, Gary, Donna, Jim and John McCune.  There was a lot of love shared in their home.  Vaughn was raised on the family homestead farm & dairy in Cow Hollow and grew up learning how to work hard and be responsible at a very young age.  There are a lot of stories that can be told of hoeing weeds in the sugar beet fields with his siblings and milking cows.  Those years helped him develop his love of farm work.

Vaughn graduated from Nyssa High School in 1965 and then served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Scotland from 1966-1968.  He started school at BYU in Provo, Utah where he met the love of his life, Barbara Lou Morrison of Vernal, Utah.  They were married on August 29, 1969 in Salt Lake City Temple.  They were married for 51 years and recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a trip to Hawaii with all of the family who could attend.  They were blessed with eight children, four boys and four girls.  Juliene & Dale Robins (Utah), Becky & Mohammad Barakat (New Jersey), Wade & Angela Schulthies (Idaho), Stoney Schulthies (Oregon), Weston & Lori Schulthies (Oregon), Tara & Tommy Rushton (Oregon), Sheree Schulthies (Oregon), Logan & Emily Schulthies (Oregon).  Vaughn & Barbara are also blessed with 35 ½ grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

In 1976, Vaughn was able to purchase the homestead from his father and continued to run the dairy until 1988.  He continued to farm and raise his family by teaching them how to work hard and instill a love of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  In 2009, he started Mountain Valley Enterprises with his two sons Weston and Stoney Schulthies where they continue the farming legacy.  Vaughn worked for Agri-Lines and sold pivots for about ten years.  He was well trusted and loved by the local farmers and developed a friendly relationship with many of them while helping them with irrigation systems.   He was a hard-working man from sun up to sun down.

Later in life, Vaughn was asked to serve at the Snake River Correctional Institution near Ontario.  He loved working with the inmates there and grew to love them and would do anything to help them.  He served there for three years and still has contact with many of them.  Vaughn and his wife Barbara were then again asked to teach at the prison together for another three years.  The highlight of the week was being able to go visit and serve the inmates every Sunday.  The other favorite day of the week was serving in the Boise and then Meridian LDS Temple.  Vaughn left a legacy of loving and serving others his whole entire life.  He loved his family very much and loved to support family reunions and funerals.

Funeral services for Vaughn will be held Friday Oct 2, 2020 at 11AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Owyhee Ward Building, 848 Owyhee Ave. Nyssa, OR 97913.  There will be a viewing on Thursday evening Oct 1, 2020 from 6-9PM at the same location and again Friday morning from 9:30-10:30AM prior to the funeral.  Live link to watch funeral:  https://www.tvpbn.com/channels/funerals

Overflow seating will be available outside and you can listen to the funeral on radio station from your cars.  FM radio frequency 88.1 FM

In lieu of flowers, you can contact a family member and donate to the “FRESH START FOR INMATES FUND” created to help inmates upon their release.

Funeral services for Vaughn will be held Friday Oct 2, 2020 at 11AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Owyhee Ward Building, 848 Owyhee Ave. Nyssa, OR 97913.  There will be a viewing on Thursday evening Oct 1, 2020 from 6-9PM at the same location and again Friday morning from 9:30-10:30AM prior to the funeral.  Live link to watch funeral:  https://www.tvpbn.com/channels/funerals

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    Cambria Schulthies Beuchert says

    Vaughn helped to facilitate a miracle in my life. I have so much gratitude in my heart for a very significant service and comfort he gave me during a life changing crisis. I’m Don Schulthies’s oldest child. I remember visiting the farm as a child. The American flag on the Silo, I can still remember. When I had a very serious roll over accident on I-84 in 2003, at 80 mph, near Ontario, on my way to the Tri cities area with my sister Britney for Mother’s Day. Somehow, a nurse knew Vaughn, recognized my last name, and let Vaughn know I was taken by ambulance to the emergency room. He showed up, in record d time, with the transient ward Bishopric and gave me a priesthood blessing. With my. Parents still 6 hours away, I cannot express in words how grateful I was and still am to this day, how comforting that was. To be a far from my home in Utah, and to still have a family member there, who could administer a blessing still brings tears to my eyes. I’m not sure Vaughn ever knew this, but, because of that accident, it was discovered that I was born with an abnormal rhythm and required a pacemaker. That accident saved my life. His blessing has stayed with me ever since, and I know it was fulfilled. I wish I could have thanked him better, and hope I can possibly find the others he brought with him. Some day, I hope to give him a great big hug an thank you, when we meet again.

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    Linda Later says

    Barbara, Richard and I are sad to lose our dear friend, and your sweetheart. We’ve cherished our time in the temple with both of you. We think of Vaughn wearing white and smiling, stoic and reverent, always ready to serve. His surprise departure leaves a great and gaping hole, and we will miss him. I wish I had words or ways to comfort you, but all I can say is, I love you, and I hope you can feel our prayers for you and your posterity.

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