She joined Trans Texas Airways executive office directly after high school and later took a job as special representative ground hostess to the president of National Airlines in both New Orleans and Houston. While working for National Airlines out of Houston Hobby Airport, she met her husband, Ed McMahon, longtime sidekick of Johnny Carson on the 'Tonight Show'. The couple made their home in Beverly Hills and raised their daughter, Katherine Mary McMahon who was born in 1985. They were active on the celebrity circuit, frequently traveling abroad. They divorced in 1991, but she remained active socially and philanthropically. She co-owned 435 North, a restaurant in Beverly Hills, and served on the boards of SHARE, Inc., Women's Guild of Cedars-Sinai and Red Wagon Society of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She remained active in her charities as long as she was able physically. In 2008, she underwent a double lung transplant.
A memorial was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles. She might be buried there . Her husband Edward Peter McMahon is buried in Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River NJ.
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Jun 24, 2009 - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight" .... Born Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. on March 6, 1923, in Detroit, McMahon ... Burial will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River N.J.
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