May 27, 1967 – November 3, 2018
Loreen Vaughn, age 51, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Loreen was born May 27, 1967. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, George Reppel, Jr., her grandmother, Juanita Peralta Reppel, her father, George Reppel III. Loreen is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years, Jason M. Vaughn of Highlands Ranch, CO; her mother, Ella Mae Reppel; sisters, Phyllis Reppel of New Orleans, LA, Joni Pinkney of Tucson, AZ, Aletha (Ted Ducote) St.Romain of Austin, TX and Cathy SaintRomain of San Antonio, TX; her brother, Jeffrey (Gail) Reppel of Kiln, MS; five nieces and nephews and many loving family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Loreen will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 5761 McArthur Ranch Road, Littleton, CO 80124, followed immediately by a Celebration of Life Reception at the church. A private Committal Service will begin at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerchapelhill.com for the Vaughn family.
- George Reppel III, Father
- George Reppel Jr., Grandfather
- Juanita Peralta Reppel, Grandmother
- Jason M. Vaughn, Husband
- Ella Mae Reppel, Mother
- Phyllis Reppel, Sister
- Joni Pinkney, Sister
- Aletha (Ted Ducote) St.Romain, Sister
- Cathy SaintRomain, Sister
- Jeffrey (Gail) Reppel, Brother
- Loreen also leaves five nieces and nephews and many loving family and friends to cherish her memory.
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Celebration of Life Reception Saturday, November 10, 2018
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December 4, 2018
It's been a month since you went home. Little things make me think of you and I reach for my phone to text you, and then I remember and wish I had impulsively texted you more often.
Looking through photos, the amazing ones shared on here and at your services, as well as my own collection, I see you loving and living life to its fullest. If you weren't caught thinking, a peaceful contemplative expression on your face, you were mischievously smirking, or, most often, smiling. Always a smile.
This is what I will always remember about you and cherish most, your smile. The ability to pull me out of an anxiety attack or sit with me through one. Laughter, silliness, peaceful moments in the midst of chaos. Touring me all over CO to your favorite places: it's a dragon, hearing prairie dogs chirp, tea, how many more steps and where are the fluffalo?
You made all of our lives a bit brighter.
Jason, you are tied in with all of these memories. I look forward to adding more and being able to think back on these moments together with a smile.
November 16, 2018
Right before Easter, sometime in the early 90's, I went into the Traffic office at WGNO where Loreen worked. That office was a pretty intense place to visit. The good people working in that office needed to be sure everything was precise while having tons of revisions handed to them all day long. There wasn't a lot of time for small talk in that room. I went into that room one day around Easter time and as I was leaving Loreen offered me a Jelly Bean and placed a plastic purple chicken in front of me. She saw I was confused so Loreen pushed down on the chicken's back causing its legs to disappear into its body. When she let go the chicken sprung up as it laid a water melon jelly bean. There are so many moments like this that I can recall about my time working with Loreen. Her quiet, reserved demeanor could be uproariously funny. The world has lost one of it's best.
November 16, 2018
Loreen was a great friend to me during my time at WGNO. I remember her, our friend Chris (aka Scummy) and myself being within the subset of classic Doctor Who lovers. From this, I was able to have many enjoyable discussions about the Doctor, his companions and the overall show adventures - things I was never able to discuss with other friends as it was considered 'too geeky.' Squirrel, as we called her, however never cared what the topic was. She always gave all her friends her complete attention and energy. She helped me develop ideas and dreams with utter encouragement and compassion. She was always positive. Plus, she was just so cool that she made a 4th Doctor scarf (geek in-joke) for a friend, just out of love.
All in all, she was just a great lady and you couldn't help but love her - something I have and will continue to do dearly.
Jason, I'm truly sorry for your loss, but you made Loreen so very happy. So, thank you for taking care of and loving my friend. You're a good man and I'm proud to call you friend as well.
November 9, 2018
I first met Loreen in 1981 at the Center of Jesus the Lord in New Orleans. Three things about her struck me: she had a perpetual smile, could play the heck out of a flute (even at 14), and had a great desire to serve her Lord. I think she inherited her Mom's happiness & smile, and her Dad's desire to be great at the talent you've been given (George at photography & Loreen at music). And she evidently inherited George and Mae's love of Christ. She contributed so much to the Center's prayer meetings, healing services and masses, and it was always a joy to minister in music with her. Loreen was kind enough to play the flute at Mass when I married Stephanie in 1986 (while George took the photos and Mae the video)! And when Stephanie got leukemia in 2011, she sent her a prayer shawl, which touched us both with her love. Stephanie and I will always cherish her sisterhood in Christ, and I will pray for her soul. May the Lord comfort Jason, Loreen's family and shine his perpetual light upon her!
November 8, 2018
Too many great memories,her sense of humor,her laughter,her talent,her intense love of my son,Jason.Disney and her name will remain linked.One of my last memories was on her birthday and we FaceTimed along with Jason.She was so happy and excited about the gift I gave herOf course it was about Star Wars and knitting. I just remember her enthusiasm and laughter. I am so sad that she’s not here but I know that she is in heaven.She loved God and her church. I will miss her flute playing but I’m sure the angels are loving it.So many memories.You will be surely missed and you were loved.
November 8, 2018
Lo was the older sister I always wanted. She exemplified all that could be right in the world. She was loving, gracious, generous, talented and just a lil naughty. My daughters consider her to be their aunt. She made everything better just by being around you. My heart aches for Jeeper but I know she's in heaven playing her flute and smiling on all of us. I promise to raise my girls to be just like her.
November 8, 2018
Exuberant, positive, hilarious, encouraging -- these are just a few of the adjectives I can use to describe my friend, Loreen.
She had such a unique N'awlens accent. (I still can't mimic the way she said "hilarious"). And such a positive attitude. I can think of maybe 2 times in the many years I knew her when she wasn't smiling...and those were probably times where she was upset at how someone else was being treated. She always looked for the positive in people...was always helpful, always working to make others feel valued and comfortable.
She loved God and listened always for His guidance.
I had a friend who survived the Pulse nightclub shooting and I asked Loreen for a prayer shawl for him. When I told her his name, she said she got goosebumps -- because his name (Dalton -- not just your everyday run-of-the-mill name) had been running through her head for a few weeks before.
She was an amazing musician...playing by ear just as well as if reading music. I'll so miss the way we could sit in a restaurant in Disney listening to the background music and picking out themes. And, I'll never be able to watch the EPCOT fireworks again without seeing her conduct them. (Also, every time I go on Spaceship Earth, I'm going to hear Loreen's voice yelling, "Thank you Phoenicians!")
She was one of the most soothing people I ever knew....which is why it was so...yes, hilarious, that she loved her boxing class. "I just like to go HIT things," she would say with this little grin on her face.
She adored Jason -- her "boo bear". I can just hear that voice again.."Hey J? I see the moon..."
She had the wackiest sense of humor and loved Dr. Who. She had these Dr. Who and Star Wars and other favorite themed mini-skirts.
When I was getting married, she was the first person that came to mind to stand beside me....because she's that kind of friend. And, her choice of purple converse all stars perfectly completed her outfit.
She was truly a unique individual and will be incredibly missed.
November 8, 2018
I will miss Loreen terribly, I know that my Ben (Loreen's godson) will be helping her stir up all kinds of mischief there in heaven. Pic is from our trip to Disneyland. Love that girl...
November 8, 2018
Lo was an amazing woman, that I am glad to have known. She was so kind and loving and her loss is being felt by so many who she touched with her light and love.
She was honest, funny, gracious and open. She shared her heart so willingly and gave her time and talents so unselfishly.
A few years ago I found myself stranded by a spring snowstorm while traveling home, I was also just healing from a significant loss in my life. Lo & Jeeper opened their home and hearts, and were truly an instrumental part of my own healing and for that I am forever grateful.
Despite her own troubles I feel Lo just intuitively knew the people that needed her, she was a true empath and saw through into peoples spirit and comforted so many.
Her loving heart will transcend space and time, and I hope all of that love will radiate and vibrate bringing comfort to you Jeeper as your mourn the loss of your beautiful bride.
November 7, 2018
Loreen was one of the most beautiful souls I ever knew. She reminded me of some folks from my generation that preceded her..flower children and hippies (the sincere ones). I remember standing in line at the Popeye's on Canal St. near the station. Loreen strolls in followed by what appeared to be a homeless guy. I asked her if everything was ok. She said that the guy was panhandling on Canal St. and told her he was hungry. She brought him in to buy him lunch. That might not sound like an extraordinary act of kindness, but I knew that, at that time, that was quite a financial stretch for her. She always felt an obligation to make the world a better place. The world is less kind without her, but more kind because of her.
Rest in peace, gracious lady.