Virginia Beach ~ Kathleen Vaughan Howe (Kit) passed away in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 25, 2021. Born on September 27, 1929, in New York City, she was raised by her mother Anna Murtagh and father William Vaughan. Kit was raised with her brother Joseph Vaughan and her sisters Rita Vaughan Weihaus and Mary Elizabeth Vaughan.
While living in New York she met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Howe, who she married upon Dick’s graduation from Princeton University in 1951. They were married for nearly 50 wonderful years. They had twins, Mark and Leslie and daughter Barbara. After a Navy career of 30 years, they retired in Virginia Beach. Following Dick’s passing in 2006, Kit moved to Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach where she enjoyed many new experiences and friendships.
Kit was a wonderful wife and mother. She passed her artistic talents to Mark, her kindness and compassion to Leslie and her love of nature and its many creatures to Barbara. In addition to her family, she leaves behind many dear friends she met through her 91 years of life.
After a private mass, Kit will be interred at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Virginia Beach next to her beloved husband, Dick.