Anne Kathleen Mahaffey, resident of Diamondhead, Mississippi, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, August 26th. Anne had been in hospice care this summer.
Born February 14, 1947, in Newport News, Virginia, Anne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo. She embraced being a pharmacist and loved her profession. Anne worked in various positions in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, including at Presbyterian Hospital and Albertson’s, and then concluded her career at Syncor. For Syncor she managed the Oklahoma City facility that provided radioactive drugs for use in nuclear medicine tests and procedures. Anne was among only a few hundred board certified nuclear pharmacists at the time she earned a Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Certification (BCNP).
Anne loved entertaining, having beautiful flower gardens, baking cakes, reading mystery novels, playing bridge, and her cats. She also enjoyed Sudoku and word games. Whenever there was a trivia game, everyone wanted Anne on their team. She spent springtime months for many years in her favorite home away from home, Mazatlan, Mexico.
Anne loved to play bridge and until the last few years was active in the Gulf Coast Bridge Association. She was a North American Bridge Championship Master and a long-time Unit 180 member where she was a certified club game director. After Anne became a director, she helped others earn their licenses to direct. Club Manager Richard Bryant said, “Anne was well liked among club members and could always be counted on to assist the club in any way as she could. She will be missed.”
Anne relocated to Diamondhead in 2004 when she married Byron (“Doc”) McFall, formerly of Yukon, Oklahoma. Doc passed away in 2012. Anne was also preceded in death by her parents, Fernette Baur Mahaffey and Donald Mahaffey, Sr., and her brother Donald Stuart (“Stu”) Mahaffey. Anne is survived by her niece Katherine Stuart Mahaffey of Portland, Oregon, her sister-in-law Elaine Mahaffey of Annapolis, Maryland, and many friends coast to coast who loved and admired her.
No service will be held for Anne Mahaffey.
Edmond Fahey Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and friends of Anne K. Mahaffey.