Jean Edith McCarty

Passed: July 31, 2020


Jean Edith McCarty, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 31st following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts on April 21, 1936. She was married to Larry McCarty for 64 years. She had 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, and 1 great-grandchild.

Prior to getting married she worked at The Palm’s Theatre and as a telephone operator in Phoenix. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School, in 1954. Once marrying Larry, she took on several jobs as a military wife including, being a homemaker, working in retail, working at Timex, and eventually retired from the military Base Exchange. Jean was an exceptional mom raising her 3 children, sometimes by herself while her husband, Larry, was on assignment. She even moved with all 3 children from the U.S. to Japan to meet up with Larry, where he was stationed for a period of time. Jean loved to travel, including trips to Hawaii, Lake Powell, Alaskan Cruise, and Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Mexico, with Family. Jean and Larry eventually moved back to Arizona, in 2003, residing in Tubac.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Jean became less, and less mobile. Larry loved and cared for her for several years. In December of 2020, Jean and Larry moved to Avondale, AZ, to The Legacy House, where she received the extra care that was needed for her. Jean will be remembered for being a loving wife, amazing Mom and Grandma (aka Gma). She loved Hummingbirds, a great glass of Chardonnay, old school Country music, Vince Gill was her favorite, and always Jimmy Buffet.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents William and Margaret MacCallum, her 2 brothers Bob and Bill MacCallum, and sister Peggy Lester.

Jean is survived by her loving husband, Larry, her children, Mike McCarty, Don (Carrie) McCarty, Cheryl (Mike) Mazzacane, her Grandchildren, Stephen McCarty, Courtney Mockbee, Siena Connolly, AJ Mazzacane, Madison & Makenzie McCarty, John Valero, and her one and only Great Granddaughter, who she absolutely adored, Parker Jean Mockbee, her sisters, Joyce Rogers, Dotty Bergmann, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

No Events & Services

No Charities & Donations

No Gallery Photos

No Videos

5 responses to Jean Edith McCarty

  1. Grady Walp says:

    My most heartfelt condolences to the family. I am happy for the times I was able to spend with Jean, Larry, Mike, Cheri, and the kids while visiting the Mazzacane’s. I enjoyed our conversations. I hope the Lord take special care of Larry through this. I doubt any of us can truly understand his feelings after 64 years of a loving marriage. God bless you Larry.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, I am praying for you and your family ❤️ ❤️

  3. Liza says:

    Larry, Cheryl and all of the family, grandchildre and great grandchild – my love goes out to you. I am so blessed to have spent a little time with Jean and Larry. Rest in Peace, Jean.

  4. She shines a beautiful light and legacy. Praying for you all.

  5. We are very sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathies to you all.

Leave A Condolence

Choose a Candle

Contact Information
Thompson Funeral Chapel