Barbara Anne McMahan

  • Born: July 5, 1943
  • Died: July 23, 2017
  • Location: Essex Junction, Vermont

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara Anne McMahan, of South Burlington passed away on July 23, 2017 at Spring Village at Essex due to complications of Alzheimer's disease. Anne was born in Salem, Ohio on July 5, 1943 the daughter of John H. Raley and Hallie Y. Copper of Signal, Ohio. She graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1961 and James Madison University in 1965. She is survived by her husband Robert C. McMahan of Williston, VT, son Jeffrey J. McMahan, his wife Heather Ross, and grandchildren Emma and Evan of Shelburne, VT, daughter Jennifer E. (McMahan) Gonzalez, her husband Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez, and grandchildren Isabella and Natalia of Needham MA., sister Sarajane King and her husband Dr. Richard King of Cincinnati, OH, several nephews and nieces and close friends Bruce and Margaret King of Tucson, AZ. Anne taught school in Middletown, R.I., Lansing, MI., Adult Basic Education in Chittenden County, VT., and South Burlington High School, retiring in 1999. She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church, an avid reader, enjoying her book group for nearly fifty years and was past Treasurer of The Burlington Garden Club. Anne will be remembered as a kind person who loved her family and was a friend to all. A Memorial Service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. South Burlington on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately at Shelburne Community Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Ready Funeral Home and Cremation Services South Chapel 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington, is in care of arrangements. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association 300 Cornerstone Dr. Williston Vt. 05495.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Bob and family,

We were sorry to hear of Anne's passing. I knew Anne from the garden club and The Edge. She was warm, welcoming and friendly. We talked about dance performances we had seen at the Flynn and how a course in college sparked her interest in dance. Farewell to a delightful, classy woman!

Margaret and Bill Ramus
Fort Myers, Florida

Posted by margaret ramus - fort myers,, FL   July 29, 2017

Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Gib and Brenda Smith

Posted by A friend   July 29, 2017

We remember fondly the multiple times when we had the privilege to enjoy Anne's company. We were always touched by her kindness, humbleness and deep Christian faith. Her light shone and will forever shine on those who were lucky to meet her. We hope that one day we will cross paths again in heaven. Until then, we will cherish the memories of the times we were together.
With love,
Julio and Virginia Gonzalez

Posted by Julio and Virginia Gonzalez - Bogota, Colombia   July 28, 2017

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your beloved Barbara McMahan. May you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Isaiah 57:15

Posted by Jen    July 28, 2017

We accompany you in these difficult moments, our prayers are for Ann and her family.

Posted by Julián, Maria del Pilar, Alejandro y Juliana Acuña Gonzalez - Bogota   July 27, 2017

Bob,
Our deepest condolences on your profound loss.

Posted by Nick and Csilla Patrin - Shelburne, VT   July 27, 2017

Bob,
My sincere condolences to you and your family. In the few months that I got to take care of her and know her, it was apparent that she was a very special person. She also gave some of the best hugs. I admire the love you had for her right until the end. You were there, taking care of her, every step of the way, no matter how hard the struggle. It was my pleasure to take care of such an amazing lady. Thank you so much for trusting me with her care.
Love,
Nicole

Posted by Nicole St.Hilaire - Essex Junction, VT   July 27, 2017

Bob and Family,I was so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. It was always a pleasure to work with the two of you whenever it was a shopping day. Just wanted you to know that your family was in my thoughts and prayers .... She was a lovely lady .Gail from Ann's Favorite Store

Posted by A friend   July 26, 2017

Bob and family,
So sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Frank Mazur - South Burlington, VT   July 26, 2017

Anne was a beautiful woman, kind, and always love ly to be around. She was a lady of grace. I am glad our paths crossed. REV. Thomas L. Shanklin

Posted by Thomas Shsnklin - Lempster, NH   July 25, 2017

We William remember Ann as a lovely woman, sweet, kind and special. Her memories and spirit will remain between us. For Bob, Jenn, Jeff and their families our love and prayers. A warm hug on behalf of us.

Posted by Ivan - Patricia - Camilo - Alicia González Vilorio - Bogota   July 25, 2017

Bob, so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. I have fond memories of talking to you both at Barnes & Noble about Bruuuuce!

Posted by Chet Balon - Kittery, ME   July 25, 2017

Bob and Family,
Extending our very deepest sympathy and prayers.

John & Paula Thomas

Posted by A friend   July 25, 2017

So sorry Jen! Prayers to you and your family. Janene Goudreault

Posted by Janene Goudreault - Sherborn, MA   July 25, 2017

It was with heavy hearts that we read of Anne's death. We regret that we will be unable to attend the memorial service. Our sincere condolences go to Jeff, Jennifer and their families. It was always such a pleasure to see Anne and observe how much she cared for others. Her students knew how much interest she had in them. She will be missed by all her knew her.

Posted by Bob & Mary Ann Chaffee - Brewster, MA   July 25, 2017

Anne added a new dimension to hospitality at Faith UMC. She made space for everyone's stories and adventures. We all had value to Anne. Her attitude of welcoming & inclusiveness lives on!

Posted by Tricia Waldron - S Burlington, VT   July 25, 2017