Leslie Alison (Yinger) Vaughan, age 45 of Rochester, NH, formerly of Salem, NH, passed away on Oct. 2, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Alison was a talented artist and owner of Pixie Studios and a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Fine Arts. She was most recently a valued employee of Measured Progress in Dover, NH.

Having survived cancer at three years of age, she was the inspiration for the founding of High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire, which still exists to this day.

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, Alison is survived by her husband, Andrew Vaughan of Rochester, NH; mother, Jacqueline Yinger of Columbus; father, Larry D. Yinger, Sr. and stepmother, Denyse Yinger of Salem, NH; brother, Larry D. Yinger, Jr. of Grove City; niece, Lucy Elizabeth Yinger of Grove City; and nephew, Graham Joseph Yinger of Grove City. Also surviving are many loving relatives and forever friends.

Alison was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Paul and Carol Buck and also by paternal grandparents, Ernest and Helen Yinger of Jackson, as well as a cousin, Scott Yinger of West Chester, Ohio.

All are welcome to attend a remembrance of life celebration to be held on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson.

The family kindly requests in lieu of flowers/gifts, donations be made in Alison’s name to www.highhopesfoundation.org.