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Vaughn J. Jeppsen

Vaughn J. Jeppsen, 72, passed away at his home on January 10, 2023.

Vaughn was born on April 15, 1950, in Brigham City Utah to LaVon J. Jeppsen and Elizabeth Emma Bell.

He had many different callings throughout his life, he chose to follow in his dad's footsteps and being a mechanic was his favorite. He was always willing to help family, friends and even strangers to "get back on the road". In his younger years he could fix anything that had an engine of any size. Later in life he continued to mechanic but on much simpler projects.

He enjoyed many outdoor activities; hunting, fishing, trap shooting and horseback riding to name a few. Due to health conditions these activities were replaced with sitting outside and taking in the view of the Samaria mountains watching the beautiful sunsets from his backyard.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his 5 children: Shelley (Brandon) Owen, David Jeppsen, Crystal (Jarvis) Jones, Heather Jeppsen and Zack (Haili) Jeppsen. 7 grandsons and 8 granddaughters. His second mom Bonnie Jeppsen and Siblings; Gayle Reeder (brother-in-law,) Mickey (Beth) Jeppsen, Pat (Jerry) Aldous, Debbie Allsop, Kevin (Rose) Jeppsen, Angie Woods, Barbra (sister) and Carolyn (sister). 

He was preceded in death by his father LaVon J. Jeppsen, mother Elizabeth Emma Bell, sister Diane Reeder and brother-in-law Max Allsop.

The family would like to thank specifically Dr. Blake Taylor and his assisting nurses Jandi and Brandi. Also, Enhabit Home Health for the phenomenal care that they provided to Vaughn through the years.

A viewing was held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Horsley Funeral Home located at 132 West 300 North Malad, Idaho 83252. A graveside dedication with Military Honors will be held at a later date.