Caitlin Mauney

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 26, 1969 – July 5, 2011
Sarah Caitlin Mauney, of Los Angeles, Calif., died July 5 in Evanston, Ill., after battling breast cancer for 5 1/2 years. She was 41.
As the daughter of a photographer, Caitlin’s life was well-documented in pictures. She appeared on the cover of “Life” magazine at four months of age, to illustrate “The Baby Riddle,” the theme of the May 19, 1972, issue about population change in America.
Caitlin was born in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Evanston High School and Drake University with a major in radio and TV. After college, she moved from the Chicago area to Los Angeles, where she worked in the music industry and in television development. Following diagnosis and while continuing treatment for cancer, she made the decision to change her career to social service.
In May 2009, Caitlin received her MSW from the University of Southern California School of Social Work. She was a grant per diem social worker for the V.A. Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, helping returning veterans with issues related to homelessness.
Caitlin is survived by her parents, Lucy Mauney of Tryon and Michael Mauney of Jupiter, N.C; sister Mary Mauney of Tryon; sister, Elizabeth Mauney David, brother-in-law, Mathew David, nephew, Christopher David, niece, Kyle David, of Evanston, Ill.; and cousin, John Dickson of Fairview, N.C. Caitlin also leaves a long list of friends who stayed in close touch throughout her illness.
A memorial service for family and friends will take place in Los Angeles on July 26, Caitlin’s birthday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Caitlin’s name can be made to the Lange Foundation, 2106 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, Calif. 90025,; or to The Humane Society of the United States, Dept. H01EE110501001, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, 800-806-3819.

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