Betty Matthews

Aug. 26, 1925 – Jan. 10, 2008

Betty Jean Matthews, 82, of Jefferson, died Jan. 10, 2008.

She was born Aug. 26, 1925 in El Centro, Calif., to Carl Louis and Neva (Kirkpatrick) Reed.

She married Roger E. Matthews Sr. on Christmas Day 1940 in Lordsburg, N.M. They moved to Sweet Home in 1953.

Mrs. Matthews was a head cook at Foster Elementary for many years and was active in Eastern Star in Sweet Home and Jefferson.

She loved quilting, crocheting and loved fishing.

Mrs. Matthews is survived by two daughters, Verna Cobb and husband Arthur of Jefferson, and Juanita Herbst and husband David of Yoncalla; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchilden, brother, Carl Reed of Pryor, Okla., and sister Sandra Bayman of The Dalles.

She was preceded in death by a son, Roger E. Matthews Jr., on March 3, 2007; husband, Roger E. Matthews Sr., on Jan. 10, 2005; sister, Norma Graham, and two brothers, Vernon Reed and Donald Sain.

A graveside service was held Jan. 14 at Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.