Emily Helen Vaughan Morgan, 96, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Rigby, Idaho.

Helen was born in Malad, Idaho, daughter of Thomas Edwin and Carrie Adelia Clark Vaughan, on June 9, 1915. She lived in Malad the majority of her life and received her schooling there. In 1993, she moved to Rigby to be near her family. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in the Relief Society, Primary and Scouting programs. Her calling to the Stake Primary board enriched her life and allowed her to share her talents and skills with many people.

She avidly pursued her interest in genealogy and provided many hours of service at the Family History Center in Malad. She generously shared her extensive knowledge of the history of the Malad Valley with family and friends.

Her love of reading resulted in a large book collection. Her artistic talent was demonstrated and shared through her cooking, sewing and quilting.

Helen married Lewis E Morgan of Malad on May 31, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were divorced in 1972.

Helen is survived by her two daughters, Christine Gillies of San Diego, Calif., and Virginia Moss of Rigby, Idaho; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother, seven half brothers, one half sister and a grandson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Rigby 4th and 6th Ward building at 401 W. First South, Rigby, ID 83442.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Aspen Hospice of Idaho Falls.

Published in Post Register on July 22, 2011