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Obituaries

Obituaries

James A. "Jim" Mahon 1926 - 2006 Georgetown, Texas

A memorial service for James A. "Jim" Mahon, 80, Georgetown, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Austin. Mr. Mahon died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at his home.He was born May 7, 1926, in Indianapolis, the son of James A. Mahon Sr. and Cecil Helen Mallory.Upon graduation from Ohio Military Academy in 1944, Mr. Mahon entered the U.S. Navy and served two years in the Samoan Islands as a radio operator. He produced live radio shows and played hit favorites for the troops. He attended Kansas University and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1951.He worked in personnel at Kelly Air Force Base and entered Austin Presbyterian Seminary in 1953. His first pastorate was in Fort Smith, Ark., and then Canadian. He went on to serve as associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, then became senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Austin. He also served on various boards and committees for Washburn, High Plains, Alamo and Mission Presbyteries and Synod of the Sun. Additionally, he served on the Board of Trustees of Trinity University in the 1970s. He left First Presbyterian Church in Austin in 1986 and began serving churches as interim pastor in Lawrence, Kan., Georgetown, Hurst, Austin and Taylor. He helped Trinity and Wilshire Presbyterian churches merge to form Genesis Presbyterian Church in Northeast Austin.He married Betty Jo Ogburn in 1954. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, James H. and wife Laura; a daughter, Julie Ann Rocha and husband Felipe; a grandson, Felipe Santiago Rocha; and twin granddaughters, Annabel and Katherine Mahon.The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78731; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin, Texas 78728-6826; Hospice Austin's Christopher House, 2820 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, Texas 78702; or to a charity of the donor's choice.Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.wcfish.com">wcfish.com</a>.