Thomas Homer McMahon, Jr.
November 9, 1940
June 4, 2021
Thomas Homer McMahon, Jr., 80, a resident of Washington, Texas since 2000 passed away on June 4, 2021. He was born November 9, 1940 in the Saintly City (St. Paul) Minnesota. Tom was a cowboy deep in his heart since the spaghetti western days of Audie Murphy and Roy Rogers. He often said “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could” but he never left his Midwestern roots behind. He was the best dressed cowboy with a collection of cowboy boots and hats for every occasion and a pocketful of handi-wipes.
A real gentleman, Tom’s Irish roots touched everyone around him. His Irish eyes were always smiling, with laughter and a kind word. With friends from coast to coast and all around the world, he had the gift of gab and could be found on the phone daily calling those friends to check on them and just catch up with the news of the day. He had the McMahon “talk gene” and frankly, he could talk to a “post”. His favorite travel destinations were Ireland and Scotland. Today, he is surely practicing his golf swing with his new Heavenly golf clubs and driving 300 yards as he always dreamed he could do. Proud of his Irish heritage he was always offering up Irish Prayers, believing those were the most powerful and healing prayers for his friends in need.
Tom was a highly respected executive in the shopping center business for over forty years. He created many friendships in the industry that lasted well beyond his working years in the business. He loved the simplicity of life in the country. After a career in Commercial Real Estate with several national retailers, he was content to live in the tiny town of Washington, Texas, with his horses, dogs, and wide open spaces.
He found his life partner with Cyndee Smith when they started their journey in 1992. He is survived by daughter Kate McMahon and son-in-law Tom Hoppensteadt of Cape Cod, MA; son Sean McMahon and daughter-in-law Shannon of Scottsdale, AZ; sister Sheila and brother-in-law Ray Meyer of St. Paul, MN and his stepdaughter, Angie Gonzales of The Woodlands, TX. The sun rose and set with his grandchildren, Reece Hoppensteadt of Cape Cod and Emery McMahon of Scottsdale.
Services will be held on Tuesday, June 8 at 11 am at Cowboy Church of Brenham, 4400 Hwy 105, Brenham, Texas, followed by a reception at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp For All (www.campforall.org) or Washington on the Brazos Historical Foundation (www.wheretexasbecametexas.org).