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Shirley Foreman Mahon, wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and teacher, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 11, 2010. 

She was born Feb. 11, 1952, in Pasadena, Texas to A.J. and Agnes McGee Foreman. After graduating from Luling High School in 1970, she attended Sam Houston State University. 

On July 17, 1971, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Cliff Mahon, in Luling.

Shortly thereafter, they moved to College Station.  Upon Cliff’s graduation from Texas A&M, they moved to Crockett, Texas where Shirley continued her education at Sam Houston State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in 1975, in Home Economics Education and was also a member of the Alpha Chi Fraternity.

After graduation, Shirley and Cliff moved to Bellville where Shirley began a teaching career at St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School and Bellville High School until 1980.

During that time, she became a mother of two children and returned to teaching in 1985.

Shirley has continued to educate the minds of our young children in kindergarten and pre-k at Maggie B. Selman Elementary School in Sealy for the past 25 years. She has taught grandmothers, mothers, and their children, and enriched the lives and touched the hearts of generations.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Cliff Mahon; and their children  Blake Mahon and wife, Ella of Houston and Brooke Mahon Longoria and daughter, Sadie McGee Longoria of Bellville. She is also survived by her mother  Agnes McGee Foreman; and her two brothers  Ricky and Gary Foreman; all of Luling, sisters-in-law  Sarah Wade and husband, John of Sonora, and Nina Koenig and husband, Charles of La Vernia; nieces Johnna Wade of Kerrville, Jenna Davis and husband, P.J. of Dallas; nephews Jarred Koenig of Tyler, Gary Foreman, Jr., Charlie Foreman, Joseph Foreman, Travis Foreman and Trey Foreman; all of Luling. 

She was preceded in death by her father, A.J. Foreman, father-in-law, Ernest Clifton Mahon, Jr. and mother-in-law, Dorothy Jane Mahon.

 Visitation was held at Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville, Texas on Saturday, March 13, 2010, from 5-7 p.m.

Funeral Service was held Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. at Bellville United Methodist Church in Bellville with Pastor Robert Stutes officiating. Interment followed the service at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Bellville.

Pallbearers were Charles Koenig, Jim O’Jibway, Jarred Koenig, John Wade, Don Nash and P.J. Davis.

Honorary pallbearers were Orfa Ramos, Sharon Machala, Vicki Alexander, Alma Doniz, Joel Unruh, Judy Moore, Kim Braswell, Sheryl Muras, Ann White, Jackie Dusek, Melanie Koy, Nikolle Chaney, Erica Waldrop, Marci Rabius, Stephen Cox, Melody Anderson, Helen Williams, Lina Unigarro, Barbara Koy, Edna Saenz, Regina Osbun and Juanita Higgins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shirley Mahon Memorial Educational Fund at Austin County State Bank, P.O. Box 1466, Bellville, TX 77418 or at the First National Bank, P.O. Box 128, Bellville, TX 77418.

Please visit our website created in memory of Shirley at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home,


Posted by Joy Neely


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