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Shamus Mehaffie

December 12, 1932 — May 31, 2016

Shamus Mehaffie, 83, of Ruidoso passed away at home with his wife by his side on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Ruidoso. He was born December 12, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of North Texas with his BS and MA. In 1971, he graduated from the University of Texas with his PhD. He was a professor emeritus at Texas Tech University for over 25 years.

During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force for four years. While teaching at Kimball High School in Dallas, he met and married Virginia Barton (Pierce) on February 24, 1967. They moved to Ruidoso in 1989 from Lubbock. Shamus was a long-time member of Community United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Megan Comiskey and her husband George of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Dominique, India and Brett. He was preceded in death by two brothers, L.H. Mehaffie, Jr. and Terry Mehaffie, Sr.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 9, at 10:00 AM at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Shamus' memory to Lincoln County Food Bank at or The Haven (for rescue animals) at .


Memorial Service

LaGrone Funeral Chapel
341 Sudderth Dr.
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Thursday, June 9, 2016
10:00 AM

Memorial Service

St. John's United Methodist Church
15012 University Ave.
Lubbock, TX  79401
Monday, June 13, 2016
2:00 PM

Memorial Contributions

Lincoln County Food Bank
P.O. Box 7432
Ruidoso, NM  88355

The Haven Rescue Center
4501 N. FM 1729
Lubbock, TX  79403

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