In Memory of




Obituary for Vaughn Treese Pogue

Vaughn Treese Pogue was born into this life September 22, 1922, and stepped into eternal life January 30, 2023. Having lived 100 years, four months, and eight days. During his days he lived through 18 presidents and six wars. He experienced the following inventions in his lifetime: electric automatic traffic signals, band-aids (which he used 1,000’s), water skis and every electronic gadget from the vacuum to the iPhone.

To his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren he will always have hero and legend status. He could do anything, build anything, or fix anything, and if he did not have it, you probably didn’t need it. From childhood to adulthood Vaughn knew how to work and work he did. In WW2 he trained as a pilot, but when the Army Air Corps was taking too long to complete his training, he opted out and served as an aircraft mechanic working on T-6 Texans and B-29's, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following the war he farmed his home place, raised chickens, sold eggs, and began a career with Bell Helicopter and earned his Airframe and Power Plant License. Vaughn retired when he was 60 years old, taking up fishing and golf. He quit playing golf when he was 95 years old. Along the way he helped his sons build their houses and added on to his daughter’s house in Burkburnett. His work was always sturdy, never perfect but, “Good enough for who it's for.”
Vaughn was proceeded in death by his wife Betty in 2020 and the love of his life for 54 years Norma Jean Pogue in 2007. He is survived by his children Wayne and Darlene Pogue of Waxahachie, Texas, Stephen and Jana Pogue of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Vivian and Ward Hudson of Alvarado, Texas. Grandchildren John and Jennifer Pogue, Maggie McRee, Robin and Mark Ludwig, Warren and Kayla Hudson and Hayle Pogue. Great-Grandchildren Davenity, Katelyn, Evan, Judah, Jacob, James, Asher, and Keane. He is also survived by His cousin Betty Seeton who is more like his sister and a niece Diane Morton.