Nancy Jane <I>Horsley</I> McMahon

Nancy Jane Horsley McMahon

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Death 9 Sep 2019 (aged 76)
Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 202945758 · View Source
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Nancy Jane Horsley McMahon of Huntsville, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Monday at age 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Sue Fuller Horsley, her husband of thirty-three years, James Raymond McMahon, and her infant granddaughter, Catherine Rose McMahon. She is survived by two sons and four grandchildren: John McMahon, who lives in Front Royal, VA with his wife, Mary, and their children. Peter, Ruthie and Leo; and Thom McMahon, who lives with his wife, Karen, and their son, Patrick, in Omaha, NE.

After graduating from Boaz High School, Nancy earned degrees in English Literature and Spanish from Birmingham-Southern College and went on to obtain an M.S. in Education from Samford University. She worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Jefferson County, Marshall County and Huntsville school systems. After devoting many years to raising a family, Nancy returned to work, conducting training courses in writing with the Communications Skills Company in Huntsville for 11 years and working as a technical editor for Teledyne Brown Engineering for 17 years.

Nancy was a very active member of the community. Along with several friends, she formed a small company which gave walking tours of the Twickenham District. She was a member of the Blossomwood Garden Club, in which she served a term as president, and was also a member of the Huntsville Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi and of the Huntsville Literary Association.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, Episcopal with Father Michael Goldsmith officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


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  • Created by: Gene Cross Jr
  • Added: 12 Sep 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 202945758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Jane Horsley McMahon (16 Aug 1943–9 Sep 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 202945758, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Gene Cross Jr (contributor 46531180) .