Ed Mahon, 93, passed away August 21, 2013 of causes incidental to age. Ed was born in Cleveland, Ohio August 15, 1920, to Antoni and Marya Machon, who had migrated to America in 1906 from Poland.
Ed served in Africa and the European Theatre during WWII. After the war he worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He worked his way up the ladder, ultimately becoming involved in the Maverick Missile program while employed at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden. His employment enabled him to serve in locations around the country, including Colton, California; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Spokane, Washington; Bountiful; Alamogordo, New Mexico; and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Ed married his sweetheart Evelyn Yochus, April 13, 1946. They celebrated 47 years of marriage together, when Evelyn passed, April 25, 1993 in Bountiful where they lived for many years. Ed was also preceded in death by his son, Dennis.
Ed made friends wherever he went with his charismatic personality. He retired from HAFB in 1975. He had many interests, including years as a rock hound, digging for antique bottles, panning for gold throughout Utah and California, and adventures using a metal detector, as well as collecting coins and other collectibles and owning the one of the first Texas Instruments dos computers which he regularly upgraded to and learned to use through today with his Windows 7 PC. He supervised the reconstruction of the Simpson Springs Pony Express Station in the early 1970’s. Though he moved several times in his life, many friends stayed in touch throughout his life. He moved to Lillian, Alabama in 1995 after Evelyn’s death. He lived in Spanish Cove in Lillian until he decided it was time to be closer to family, where he moved by his daughter Kathy in Bemidji, Minnesota. He arrived in Bemidji on August 13. He had time there to reacquaint himself with his two of his four grandsons Mark and Dan, meet their wives Amber and Kendra, and be introduced to Kenley and Blake, two of his five great-grandchildren. He was admitted to the hospital August 18.
Ed is survived by his two daughters: Kathy (Steve) Fuller, Bemidji Minnesota, and Sharon (Bill) Forbes,Bountiful. Also survived by grandson Tyson (Lindsey) Forbes, great-grandchildren Noah and Presli, of Sandy, and grandson Todd (Jessica) Forbes, and great-granddaughter Clara, of West Jordan.
A military funeral will be held in Bemidji, Minnesota.