Martha Frances West Mahany passed away on April 6, 2010, after a long battle with breast cancer. Martha was born to Fran and Reggie West on Sept. 24, 1957, in Baton Rouge, La.

She graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in 1975 and received her teaching degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1978 and her Masters in Administration from Texas A&I in 1986. She went on to teach for LaVernia ISD, East Central ISD, Judson ISD, and later made her home in Calallen ISD where she retired in January after 21 years of service. Martha was an active participant in her community and was an avid member of the Aggie Mom's Club and the Calallen Touchdown Booster Club. She reveled in every moment she was able to attend football games, pep rallies and football practices.

On May 22, 1977, Martha married Kevin James Mahany. Martha and Kevin spent the next 32 years enjoying their life together, raising their four children and supporting her beloved Calallen Wildcats.

Survivors are her husband, Kevin James Mahany of Calallen; her children, Melissa Frances Mahany Budd (Daniel) of Milan, Mich., Lindsey Ryan Mahany, Kevin Wade Mahany and Steven Patrick Mahany, all of Calallen; her mother, Fran West; her brothers, Reginald West III (Mary Lou), Jeff West (Michelle), and Wade West (friend, Kenya); her "baby" sister, Wendy West King (friend, Buck); her mother-in-law, Kumi "Mitzi" Mahany all of San Antonio; her brothers-in-law, Roy Mahany (friend, Sheila) of Alto, Mich., and Steve Mahany (Natalie) of Dripping Springs; sister-in-law, Lisa Mahany Castellanos of San Antonio; 17 nieces and nephews; countless extended family and friends, including her treasured CWPA.

She was preceded in death by her father, Reggie West; and father-in-law, James R. Mahany.

Funeral services wereconducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Grace United Methodist Church, with Rev. John Wright officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: Coastal Bend Community Foundation - Martha Mahany Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, 600 Leopard Street, Ste. 1716, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home