Alton Darral Mahaffey
Graveside service: Oct. 6, 2020, Carlsbad Cemetery
Alton Darral Mahaffey, of Carlsbad, NM passed away September 30, 2020 at the age of 79.
He was born in Portales, NM and grew up in Oregon where he enlisted in the Army just out of
high school. While he spent most of his career as a driller, Alton also spent time as a Consulting
Engineer in Saudi Arabia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Rhea and Thomas J.
Mahaffey, and brothers Ed Mahaffey, Mac Mahaffey and Bill Mahaffey.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda F. Mahaffey; daughter, Mary Katherine Mahaffey
and husband Scott, of Green River, Wyoming; sons: Thomas Burl Mahaffey of St. Helen’s,
Oregon, Gary Darral Mahaffey of Carlsbad, NM, William Ray Mahaffey of Rock Springs,
Wyoming and David Allen Mahaffey of Carlsbad, NM; one sister, Dorothy Johnson of Texas; 11
grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great- great granddaughter.