Phillip Vaughan Boultbee

February 2, 1934December 28, 2018

Phillip Vaughan (Limey) Boultbee, 84, of Marco Island, Florida passed away peacefully in hospice care on December 28, 2018. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather with a wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

Vaughan is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Betty Boultbee, children: Vanessa (Denny) Hackenberger of Lancaster, PA, Gary Boultbee of Manheim, PA, Vicky Boultbee of Ft. Worth, TX, stepsons Neal (Sarah) Hoover of Monterey, TN and Scott (Theresa) Hoover of Raleigh, NC. Grandchildren: Amanda, Alecia, Austin, Carly, Brittany, Ed, David, Serena, Brittany, and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Aldis of Sheffield, England and several nieces. Vaughan was born Feb 2, 1934 in Yorkshire, England to the late Joseph and Ellen Boultbee. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Mac Boultbee.

Vaughan grew up in Rainworth, England. As a young man, he was proud to follow his father and brother to work beside them in the coal mines. He moved to the United States in 1955 and enjoyed a career as a sales representative in the paint industry. He met his wife Betty, also English, at the British American Club in PA. They spent many wonderful years in Pot Nets, DE before moving permanently to Marco Island in 2005. He had a wonderful circle of friends wherever he lived. One of his favorite pastimes was spending time at Jack’s Lookout and entertaining everyone there with his many wonderful stories.

A service celebrating Vaughan’s life will be held on January 19th, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vaughan’s memory can be made to either St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island.


  • Celebration of Vaughan's Life Saturday, January 19, 2019

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lisa and paul blazekovich

January 20, 2019

Marco Island will never know a more well liked or respected man. We were happy to be friends and will miss him forever.

Keith McDermott

January 18, 2019

The world as lost one of the best in limey .we first met him about 6 years ago when we went Marco to stay in our uncle's apartment as and limey had the keys .since then we have gone every year and met up with him in jacks and he made us laugh so much we looked forward to it every year.We met Betty also a lovely couple they made. RIP limey .Alan and Keith

Rebecca and Ed Otstott

January 17, 2019

We loved Limey and Betty and his great sense of humor. I offered Bettty a ride from CVS and Betty wanted to walk. She told Limey about it and he told her I was gay. We had so many good times, Love you Limey

Sue and Mark Allen

January 15, 2019

The world has lost its brightest star. Vaughan’s amazing sense of humour, warmth and kindness Is what made him such a much loved character, if you were ever in need of cheering up Vaughan was your man, we will miss him so much our trips to Marco and Jack’s bar will never be the same again, there will always be something missing. Our love and thoughts are with his wonderful wife Betty.

RIP our special friend

Your friends Sue and Mark (from over the pond)

June Oates

January 15, 2019

Where do I start with memories spanning over 70 years? Early memories are of two fun loving, mischievious uncles, Mac and Vaughan. Later memories are of tears when our loved ones returned home to a far away place, it felt like America was light years away - but the world got smaller.

I first visited my uncles in July 1965, meeting in New York for the World's Fair. Staying at the Statler Hilton Hotel (whose phone number was Pennsylvania 65000). Many wonderful holiday visits followed in Manheim, Pot Nets and especially Florida.

Vaughan never lost his fun loving ways. We played golf - some of us better than others (mentioning no names)! He took my husband, Mick, fishing and said the thing they saw most was Mick's rear end as he kept leaning over the side!

My mum, his sister, is almost 94, with poor eye sight and dementia but her face would light up when her brother phoned. He was always concerned for her well-being and she loved him so much.

I always viewed Vaughan as an older brother, never calling him uncle, he was only 11 when I was born but I was always happy and proud to be introduced as his niece, I could tell the esteem in which he was held by people. When your loved ones are 4000 miles away there's still comfort in just knowing they are there. Thanks for just being you Vaughan, love ya lots and will miss you more then we can say.
Written by your niece June but with lots of love from your sister Barbara and your niece Jill and family. Xxxxx

Thomas & Ursel Luicci

January 4, 2019

What we will remember is Limey's knack for making friends no matter where he was. He was the initiator of our Tuesday night get together and hosted it for many years. Everyone looked forward to the food, drinks and Limey's comments. He loved doing the raffle where we all looked forward to being the winner
We will miss him and think of him often.
Tom and Ursel

mick light

January 2, 2019

God got a good man here. Limey was a wonderful funny man with a heart of gold. I met he and Betty in Pot Nets and loved them both. We were lucky enough to see them in Marco over the last few years. Limey always had the time to make you laugh. Rip my friend Jack's will not be the same without you . The Light Family

Serena O'Hara

January 1, 2019

I can not find enough words to say how much Pip Pop meant to me in my life from childhood to adulthood! He was a sweet and funny guy who always had me laughing. My favorite memory was on Christmas he would always call and ask if the Easter bunny had come yet and said ho ho ho on Easter. But the fun times were being tormented on the beach at pot nets by Pip pop chasing me around with an upside down horshoe crab squirming around. My last memory was relaxing and quiet compared to growing up when I luckily got to introduce him to my fiancé John when we went down to Marco Island after Christmas in 2017.

Brittany Roszko

January 1, 2019

Vaughan, or Pip Pop as I have always called him, was a sweet and hilarious man. I cherish the many summer days spent with him and Granny up at Pot Nets in Delaware. Crabbing, driving the golf cart around, eating ice cream, going out on his boat.... such wonderful memories. I am so happy that my husband and daughter were able to meet and know him. His hugs and sense of humor will be forever missed.