KINGMAN–The Kingman Regional Medical Center healthcare family is mourning the loss of Vice Chairman Don Vawter, who passed away on Dec. 11. after a two-year battle with cancer.
A statement posted to the hospital’s website announced his passing and spoke about his generous dedication to the Kingman community.
Vawter was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2016, but continued to serve on multiple boards and committees around the Tri-state. He lived in Kingman, and for decades, tirelessly volunteered his time, efforts and wisdom to scores of organizations that benefit people in the community. He continued to attend and participate in Kingman Healthcare Inc. board meetings leading up to his passing.
He also developed a love for the people in Tanzania, Africa after visiting the country. He and his wife, Cindy started a nonprofit organization, H.O.P.E. Now, Inc., to support the Lake Eyasi Girls Vocational School located in a remote Tanzanian village. Vawter requested that if people desired to remember him after his death, they could contribute to building a much-needed well at the school.
To honor Don’s wishes, the KRMC Foundation has established a memorial fund in his name. All proceeds will go directly to H.O.P.E. Now, Inc., specifically for building a well at the Lake Eyasi Girls Vocational School.