Bom-Wrapper

Mary Mahoney

Mary Mahoney

Monday, July 25th, 1932 Monday, February 17th, 2020

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Mary Mahoney, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Mary Mahoney.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Obituary for Mary Ann Mahoney

Mary Ann Mahoney
July 25, 1932 - February 17, 2020

Mary Ann Mahoney of Arvada, Colorado passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on February 17, 2020 from lung disease. She taught physical education and coached at Westminster High School, retiring in 1985.

Mary Ann was born in Hays, Kansas to Joseph Martin Mahoney and Marie Cecelia Antoinette Pivonka on July 25, 1932. She graduated from high school in Russell, Kansas and received her BS from the University of Kansas in 1954 and her MS from the University of Colorado in 1970.

A trailblazer in girls interscholastic sports, Mary Ann received The Sportswomen of Colorado Dorothy Mauk Pioneer award in 1984. She was a USA Gymnastics Brevet Judge and was inducted into the Colorado USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997. She was delegation leader for the USA in World and Olympic competitions and she served as Regional Administrative Chair and went on to serve as National Administrative Chair for the Junior Olympic Program. In 1996 she helped direct the John Hancock Tour of World Gymnastics Champions during its 34-city tour. In 2010, she was honored for her 35 years of service by the National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges.

Mary Ann loved World War II history, classic movies and old TV shows such as Castle and Murder She Wrote. Saving many family heirlooms, she rescued and restored them to their original glory. When she saw a need for floor exercise mats and bar protectors, she started her own company to provide them to the growing gymnastics community . She had a great laugh and loved hearing and telling a good clean joke, Irish or not! She attended all the summer Olympics games since the 1968 games in Mexico. She enjoyed travel in Europe and was especially fond of Ireland. She was a devoted sister, aunt, friend and teacher.

Mary Ann is survived by her sister Kathy Dunn of Stillwater, Oklahoma and a brother, Tim (Joyce) Mahoney of Wichita, Kansas, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Joey and John and her sister Marj Dusay (by only nineteen days) and nephews Randall Dusay and Stanley Tenan. Mary Ann was a member of The Shrine of St Anne Catholic Parish. Her interment will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Russell, Kansas at a later date.

Read Less

Service Details

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Mary. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo or video to your condolence?

No video recorded.

Honor the life of Mary Ann Mahoney by planting a memorial tree.
Planted in the area of greatest need
M

MBArtemis

Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann’s family. It is a great loss to the Gymnastics community, especially Colorado. She was a very Grand Lady! Love, Steve and Mary Beth Artemis and the entire Golden Gymnastics Family.
Comment | Posted at 06:05pm via Condolence
S

Sportygal02@msn.com

Ms Mahoney was a great mentor. She thought I had great speed in track and encouraged me to do better. I met her mornings before school started so she could time me. I didn’t continue with her aspirations for me but sure wish I would have. Thank you Ms Mahoney.
Fondly,
Diana Osborn Frank
Comment | Posted at 09:56am via Condolence
TB

Tiffany Bays

Thank you for you kind words.
Posted at 12:37pm
MC

Melinda and Jim Cross

Sending prayers to Mary Ann’s family.
With love, Jim and Melinda Cross
Comment | Posted at 02:00pm via Condolence
TB

Tiffany Bays

Thank you for your prayers.
Posted at 12:39pm
Loading...

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: