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John Mahon

John Mahon, age 87, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 3rd with a Rosary at 11:00 a.m. at Higby-McQuiston Chapel in Aurora. Burial will immediately follow at the Grand Island City Cemetery. Rev. Loras Grell will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


John William Mahon, the son of Patrick F. and Helen A. (McCloud) Mahon was born on November 19, 1931 in Hartington, Nebraska and passed away on April 29, 2019 at the age of 87.

He grew up in the Hartington area. The family moved to Colorado due to his fatherís health. John enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on May 13, 1952 and was honorably discharged on May 12, 1956.

John was united in marriage to Barbara Cochran and three children were born to this marriage, Johnny, Debra and Timmy.

John was united in marriage to Georgia Bense Jensen on November 4, 1967. Georgia passed away on August 24, 2018.

John was an over the road truck driver. After his marriage to Georgia, John started his own drywall business, Mahonís Home Improvements. Georgiaís job with IBM took them to many places including, Colorado, North Carolina, Illinois and Nebraska. John continued to run his business in all of the places they lived. After they retired they moved to Aurora, NE. John and Georgia enjoyed going to Texas during the winter months.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Georgia; son, Timothy Mahon; brother, Pat Mahon and two granddaughters, Mindy and Nevaeh.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, John F. (Rennie) Mahon, of Arkansas; daughter, Debra Desch of Denver, Colorado; step-daughters, Linda Ambrose of Yutan and Cindy Montgomery of Grand Island, Tara (Frank) Gregoski of Kearney; step-son, Nick (Sue) Jensen of Garland; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

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