Grace McMahon

Grace F. McMahon

1924 - 2020

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Obituary of Grace F. McMahon

Grace Mary Foat was born on October 17, 1924 in Waterford, Racine, Wisconsin to Irving Theron Foat and Marie Frances Hegeman. While her parents tended to the family store, she was primarily reared by her “auntie” Henrietta, and never lost sight of her humble beginnings. Through the generosity of another aunt, Billie Worley, she attended the University of Tulsa and earned her college degree. Her best friend introduced her to Pete McMahon and they fell in love. Pete and Grace were married in 1947 and soon began their family of 7 children. She was a very dedicated mother and spent much time teaching her children to appreciate nature. The family frequently traveled to the lake and mountains to fish, ski, hike, swim, sail, boat and play tennis. Grace was all about having a good time together. Grace was an example of generosity to those in need, unconditional love and forgiveness. She was a loving, accepting person, witnessed by all of the friends she amassed during her long lifetime. Grace was admired for her remarkable energy and healthy lifestyle. Her walking and bridge groups encompassed many generations. She was especially noteworthy for leading the various packs of walkers that accompanied her throughout the years. Many have remarked that it was a challenge to maintain her brisk pace. She had a very charitable heart as she volunteered decades of her time at the St. John Medical Center Auxiliary as a Pink Lady. Grace was a member of Southern Hills where she could be found either golfing, playing bridge or tennis. Being Catholic, however, was of the utmost importance to her. Pete passed away in 1989. Grace then married their long-time friend, Bill Renfro, in 1992 at Crested Butte, Colorado. The couple enjoyed many adventures together at Grand Lake, almost every weekend, and Crested Butte during the summer months. Bill passed away in 2016. Their shared love was infectious to everyone. Grace passed away, surrounded by her family, on Friday, February 28th at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her siblings, Herb, Lois, Irving and Jim, and sons, Mike and Peter Jr. Her surviving children are Mary McMahon (Lon Foster), Susie Stearns (JR), John McMahon (Patty), Carolyn Westervelt (Joe), and David McMahon (Kathrine). Also surviving her are 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The McMahon family would like to thank the kind and loving caregivers who saw to her every need: Jana, Jan, Betsy and Samantha. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Catholic Charities or a charity of your choice. Visitation will take place 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at Ninde Brookside Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Rita Chapel, Cascia Hall. There will be a celebration of life 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at Christ The King Church. Ninde Funeral Director, Brookside Chapel (918) 742-5556
Thursday
12
March

Viewing

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Ninde Brookside Funeral Home
3841 S. Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Thursday
12
March

Prayer Service

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
St. Rita's Chapel
25th & Yorktown
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Friday
13
March

Memorial Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, March 13, 2020
Christ the King Catholic Church
1520 S. Rockford Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States