Vaughn Perkins

Mr. Vaughn Perkins, 1929-2019, was my art teacher at Davis High School from 1983-1986. He was a good teacher, and a good friend.

His funeral was held on September 10, 2019. My good friend, Matt Clark, attended, and wrote these notes:

His four sons did a great job on illustrating more of who he was as a father and a husband.

I had forgotten his dry humor he had.

I had no idea he was very hands on with repairs, and at being a handyman.

Apparently was incredibly fast on his feet as well as with his reflexes, especially at rounding the bases as a baseball player.

But what really impressed me was the love and respect he had from his four sons, his work ethic, usually working three jobs and his desire to serve in the church on two missions.

The experience his son shared of his father as a young missionary giving a blessing of health was inspiring & miraculous.

Grateful to hear more about this simple art teacher that encouraged me with art, even though I probably didn’t think so much of it.

I didn’t know that all those iconic art desks (with seven drawers for seven periods, each with its own individual key), we had to work on, were designed by Mr. Perkins and built by the shop teacher at Davis High.

I think he was always just getting by. One of his sons mentioned how when he balanced his books (financial), it was always in the red, but that his dad, Vaughn, always trusted things would work out...and apparently they did.

I guess I didn’t realize I was in such good hands. Thanks Mr. Perkins.

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