ROCKWALL – Jane Vaughan (Shary) Morris was born on December 14, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas, to John Harry Shary II and Nancy Vaughan Jones. She passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Rockwall, Texas.
She was one of several siblings who grew up in the Rio Grande Valley area. Vaughan attended Sharyland High School and graduated Class of ‘72. She then went on to college at Texas A&M University and earned several Bachelor Degrees in Science and Education.
While at TAMU Vaughan met David Lewis Morris and they were married on May 20, 1978. They raised two beautiful children together, David and Katie.
As a mother she always put her children before herself. She spent many late nights helping create inventive school projects, running carpools and telling ghost stories that would keep everyone up all night. Vaughan was always there to educate, laugh with, cry with and discover new things. She was an amazing inspiration with her dedication to her faith and family.
As a wife she was a loving, caring, supportive partner, bringing her beautiful spirit for life to the union that made the marital journey exciting and adventurous. Spontaneous and energetic, she and her husband shared and grew together in their spiritual life, lifting each other and enjoying the wonderful friendship and relationships developed with her church friends who she loved so much.
Vaughan always had a creative side to her. She was talented in many ways, but one area of her creativity that she was passionate about was gardening. She enjoyed channeling her creative landscape and plant knowledge into creating a beautiful space for her family and friends to enjoy. Soon this hobby became a full-time career when she began a small landscape design business in Rockwall called “Vaughanie’s Backyard.” She was a Rockwall County Master Gardener for over 20 years, formally and informally teaching and educating friends, family and total strangers about what “would and would not grow” in the local area. Horticulture was truly her passion!
Vaughan was also a perfectionist, as most creative people are, and so there was always more to do on a project until it was just right. She and Dave loved to garden, travel, scuba dive, vacation with family, hike and tour every single nursery and botanical garden along her life journey. Most of all, she loved being with her family. Vaughan enjoyed gathering with her family for a meal or traveling back to San Antonio to spend time with her mother, with whom she is very close.
Vaughan was a selfless, generous, caring, loving woman who will truly be missed beyond measure. She was a woman of faith, and it was this faith that has carried her through her life. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall.
Vaughan’s life will continue to be remembered and celebrated by her wonderful husband of 40 years, Dave Morris; children, David Morris and wife Lauren and Katie Huff and husband Chris; mother, Nancy Cheever and husband Charlie; and siblings, John Shary, Bob Shary and wife Shannon, Mike Shary and wife Gretchen, Liz Ann Orr and husband Bill and Mici Graham and husband Brad; along with many more relatives and close friends.
Vaughan was greeted in Heaven by her father, John Shary, II.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall, 75087, with Dr. Joe Pool officiating. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the church prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. Inurnment will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 5000 W. Harrison Rd., Longview, 75604. Memorials in Vaughan’s honor can be made to Aleluya Ministries, Bob and Donna Griffin, PO Box 4107, McAllen, TX 78502.
In honor of Vaughan’s lively personality, please wear bright colors to the service.