Gerry ‘Grandma’ McMahon: July 18, 1922 – November 6, 2013 |

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Gerry ‘Grandma’ McMahon: July 18, 1922 – November 6, 2013

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Gerry McMahon, mother of Dr. Jeri Moat and mother-in-law of Deacon Jim Moat, both of Grand Lake, passed away on Nov. 6, 2013 at the age of 91. She was born in Philadelphia on July 18, 1922, to John and Mary Parkinson, the youngest of their four children. In 1944, she married Francis J. McMahon and was a military wife for 20 years, moving often. They had five children, Mickey (dec), Pat, Jeri, Dennis, and Mark. She was widowed in 1965 and lived in Avon, NJ for the following 21 years. In 1986 she moved to Round Rock, Texas to live with her daughter and her family and remained with them until her death. Grandma was a blessing to her family, neighbors, and church community at St. Anne Church in Grand Lake. She lived her faith through prayer, hospitality, generosity, kindness, patience, gentleness and perseverance.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the St. Anne Church in Grand Lake. To make a donation or send a condolence to the family go to her web page at