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In Memory of

Monty E. McMahon

August 21, 1933 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Monty McMahon, 81 of Lincoln passed away March 30, 2015. He was born August 21, 1933 to Ira and Lela Marie McMahon. A lifelong Nebraskan, Monty was born in Alliance, Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln High in 1951. He earned a bachelor and masters degree in music from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Monty was united in marriage to Mamie Lynn Carter on June 18, 1955 at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Newport, Rhode Island. Early in his career, he taught vocal music in Wayne, Nebraska...

Monty McMahon, 81 of Lincoln passed away March 30, 2015. He was born August 21, 1933 to Ira and Lela Marie McMahon. A lifelong Nebraskan, Monty was born in Alliance, Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln High in 1951. He earned a bachelor and masters degree in music from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Monty was united in marriage to Mamie Lynn Carter on June 18, 1955 at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Newport, Rhode Island. Early in his career, he taught vocal music in Wayne, Nebraska and Irving Junior High. He went on to work as an administrator at UNL in the Division of Continuing Studies for over 30 years. He was a proud veteran, serving in the United States Navy on the destroyer USS McCaffery during the Korean conflict. He was later appointed as Admiral in The Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. Monty served as director of music at many local churches. He loved his dogs, his woodworking shop, Husker football, Lincoln Saltdogs baseball, fishing, golfing and traveling. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Tin Can Sailors, was active in Kiwanis and volunteered as a train engineer at the Lincoln Children's Zoo for nearly 15 years. Above all, Monty's true passion was his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Mamie; children and spouses, Cheryl and David Griffith of Lincoln, Jeff and Sheri McMahon of Prairie Village, Kansas, Catherine and Timothy Brown of Omaha; four grandchildren, Alison Griffith, Adam and Alexander Brown, and Delaney McMahon; and aunt Sylva Kent of Wichita, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lela Marie and Ira and sister Lois Ralsten.









A Celebration of Monty’s Life will take place at 2:00 PM on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials in his memory have been suggested to Hearts United for Animals or to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.