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Carol Mahoney

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Carol Ann Mahoney, age 77, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. A celebration of life will be 1:00-5:00 PM June 28, 2015 at Mikkelson Park, shelter #7 in New Hampton, Iowa. Carol Ann was born in rural Howard County, November 22, 1937, the daughter of Robert and Emily (Mahoney) Lappin. She attended Oakdale Township country school until the eighth grade, when she moved to LeRoy, MN where she attended LeRoy-Ostrander High School. Following school she was married on the family farm in rural Howard County, to Donald Mahoney on July 20, 1954. Together the couple moved near New Hampton where Carol work for the US Postal Service for 29 years. Carol enjoyed going to auctions, reading, traveling, but most of all she cherished her time with family and friends. Carol is survived by her husband, Donald Mahoney of New Hampton, IA; two sons, Alan (Marie) Mahoney of Solon, IA, Del Mahoney of New Hampton, IA; two daughters, Wendy (Bill) Ungs of Charles City, IA, Dena O'Brien of Clarinda, IA; sister, Helen (Norb) Gerber of LeRoy, MN; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Royal and Garth Lappin; and a sister Marjorie Eastvold.

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  1. Our sympathy to the family of Carol Mahoney. She was always a friendly person and I enjoyed many visits with her. Cherish your memories of Carol.

  2. So sorry to hear for Carols passing. She was always so helpful in the Post Office. My sympathy to the entire family. (Miss Langin)

  3. So very sorry for you loss. She was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face! Will be missed by so many.

  4. To Don and all the Mahoney family, What a special lady who went to be with the Lord. She will be looking down and all of us in her special way. Carol will be missed by many and was a wonderful mother and a very dear friend. May you have the wonderful memories to keep in your heart forever just as we will. God be with you all.

  5. To our neighbors, the Mahoney family, so sorry for your loss. Carol always had a smile for everyone at the post office and throughout the years. Cherish your memories. Duane and Pat Lynch

  6. Don, Our thoughts to you and the entire family. She was the best ever to work in the post office here in NH. Bob Rausch

  7. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us. If a man or woman should die, can they live again Hear the promise God has made He will call; The dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he will have a longing For the work of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, For our God can make us stand. And we shall live forever, As the work of his own hand (Job 1413-15)

  8. So sorry to hear about Carol. She was such a special person, always friendly with a smile on her face. Our sympathy to the entire family. Paul Colleen Kruger

  9. Al, I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I will always have found memories of her having to deal with the two of us. Gary and Joan Johnson

  10. Al, Marie, and family, Sorry to hear of your loss! Your mother was always so friendly at the post office. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  11. To the Mahoney Family-so very sorry to hear of Carols passing. I truly enjoyed caring for her while she was at Linn-Haven. She was a very sweet lady, very brave and loved her family dearly. She was great to talk to and had a great sense of humor. Dena-I am glad we had a chance to catch up when you came to visit. Cherish your memories and hold your mother close forever. Linda Flick

  12. We are sorry to hear of the loss of Carol Ann Mahoney, as we knew her as a very friendly lady. Im sure she will be missed. Stan and Ginny Laures

  13. Don and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with thoughts and prayers. She was a lovely person and so enjoyable to visit with.

  14. God bless you Dena. My heart goes out to you and your family. I know how you feel dear, my Dad past away March 1, 2015 he was the same age as your wonderful Mother. Take care and you are in my thoughts and prayers always Xoxo

  15. Dena, I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I remember her as your strongest advocate. She always wanted the best for you even back in grademiddle school when we worked together to help you be successful! Lots of years have passed since then! I wish you peace and comfort. Maggie Garriott

  16. My condolences to the family. May you find strength in the God of all comfort at 2 Corinthians 13, who can provide the strength needed to cope during this difficult time. Please, accept my sympathy.

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