Thelma Ray Short Vaughan, age 76, of Rockwood, passed away March 12, 2021. She was born in Four Mile, Kentucky. She worked at K25 in a secretarial position. She was deeply involved with a mental health group called NAMI and ended up as the TN President of the organization for several years. She adored flowers and everything to do with the beach. She was preceded in death by her parents: Arnold and Mable Short; and daughter Lisa Vaughan. She is survived by her husband: Robert Earle Vaughan Jr.; daughters: Cara Lauren (Sam) Vaughan and Julie (Doug) Irish; sister: Carolyn Meadors; niece: Wrenea Farrar; and granddaughters: Ashley & Katherine Irish. The family will have a service Monday, March 15, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harriman at 11 a.m. eastern. Interment will follow at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood. Evans Mortuary is serving the family.