Dorothy Butler Vaughn

December 17, 1924June 3, 2018

On June 3, 2018, Dorothy Butler Vaughn - beloved wife of the late Lacy Vaughn, former wife of the late Mayfield Bennett, Lawrence Coates and Raymond Washington, loving mother of Rita Bennett Whiting, sister of Dolores Boucree, Loretta Smith, Robert Butler, Wilson Butler Jr., Wendell Butler, Royal Butler, LaRuby Joy, the late Sinclair Butler, Roscoe Butler, and James Butler, cherished grandmother of Raquel Whiting Gilmer and great-grandmother of Joshua Michael Whiting Gilmer – transitioned from this life.

Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Tuesday at 11am, guests are invited to visit from 9am to 11am. Burial will be held at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery immediately following the service.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dorothy Butler Vaughn

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Jan DeBoissiere

June 8, 2018

I know Dorothy from Christ Church and loved seeing her beautiful and stylish outfits each week. She always encouraged and thanked the choir members.
I loved it when she sang in OLD BRICK, THE MUSICAL, the show about our church history. She stole the show! (So did Father Richard and Paula Rees!)