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 Shirley Mae <I>Rideout</I> Mahn

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Shirley Mae Rideout Mahn

  • Birth 8 Feb 1929 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 4 Feb 1976 Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 11588821

Daughter of Edward H Rideout Sr. 1903-1986 and Edena L Strout 1904-1992. She married Richard W Mahn 1928-2016 and they had three children.

She became a private pilot on 23 Dec 1947 at age 17 which at the time was one year before she could legally drive an automobile. She earned money for her flying lessons by delivering newspapers. She taught her husband, and all her children how to fly. She became airport manager at Whitefield in 1955. She was involved in many daring rescues and received numerous awards and honors. She was a guest on the television program To Tell The Truth.

She crashed and died flying back from Canada in a snow storm.

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  • Created by: Herbert Rideout and Roslyn Schaefer
  • Added: 22 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11588821
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley Mae Rideout Mahn (8 Feb 1929–4 Feb 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11588821, citing Park Street Cemetery, Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rideout and Roslyn Schaefer (contributor 46622578) .