|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1946|
Bear Lake County
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 2002|
Bear Lake County
Margo Lynn Bentsen Matthews, 55, passed away at her home in Montpelier on Sunday, March 03, 2002, after a long fight with emphysema.
She was born March 16, 1946, in Montpelier to A.J. "Cub" and Pauline Barkdull Bentsen.
She married Edward L. Shepherd and from this union they had two children, Edward Jens and Tracy Lynn. They were later divorced. On Sept. 17, 1972, she married John R. Matthews.
Margo was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She love growing flowers and crocheting.
Margo is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Tracy Matthews Beck; two sisters RaeAnn and Dennis Wilcox, Wendy and Tim Smith; one brother-in-law, Roger Toomer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her son, Jens, and her sister Nancy Toomer.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 07 at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Fourth Ward Chapel, 485 South Seventh Street, where friends may call that day from 10:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Burial will be held in the Montpelier City Cemetery, with services under the direction of Matthews Mortuary.
WHAT IS A MOM
A mom is one of life's best gifts,
Someone to treasure all life through,
She's caring and loving,
Thoughtful and true,
Someone who is always a special part of your life,
Someone who holds a prime place in your heart,
She's a mentor, a confident and also a friend,
Someone on whose love you can depend.
A mom always has your best interests at heart,
She's someone so dear and so good,
She's a blessing, she's a gift,
She's a treasure like no other,
She's someone that is truly wonderful.
Wherever you go, and whatever you do,
A mom's love will always see you through,
A mom is truly invaluable,
Indispensable and unforgettable.
I wouldn't want anyone but you,
And that's why I'm so grateful,
that life picked you for me.
IN MEMORY OF MY MOM
You were a precious gift from God above,
so much beauty, grace and love.
You touched our hearts in so many ways,
your smile so bright even on the bad days.
You heard God's whisper calling you home,
you didn't want to go and leave us alone.
You loved us so much, you held on tight,
till all the strength was gone and you could no longer fight.
He had called your name twice before,
you knew you couldn't make him wait anymore.
So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,
knowing that with our love we will be together again some day.
You may own a million dollars,
But your, are the poorest in the land
if you don't have your beloved mom
to clasp your lonely hand.
Though her smile is gone forever
and her hand you cannot touch
still we have many memories
of our mom we loved so much.
This is our keepsake, with which
We'll never part;
God has her in his keeping-
We have her in are hearts.
So, You who have a mother
Cherish her with care
For you'll never know the heartache
'Til she's no longer there.'
DEAR MOTHER MINE IN HEAVEN
Some time has passed by
Since Mom you said goodbye
But your precious deep love
Remains here inside of me.
My memory can call you
To front stage center acting,
You're so familiar neat ways
Then you're alive again to me.
Oh how I wish I could call,
That you would pick up the phone,
I would do it if I could
But the phone is dead to Heaven.
I knew you were ready to go
And you had a very full life
But I miss you so very much,
Greet me, please, at Heaven door.
THINKING OF YOU
I miss you so much. Everyday I expect the phone
to ring or a letter to come, but it doesn't.
I hop you know how much I love you and even
though you have passed from this life you are
forever in my heart.
You were such a fine young person ready to share
with the world all the talents you had. I count my
blessings to have had you here as long as I did
but I wish it was longer.
Love Always And More,
I Love And Miss You,
With All Of My Love,
Love Your Daughter
A face that is always on my mind,
A smile I have seen a million times,
Two eyes that would light up the sky at night,
One last battle you could not fight,
The day was long, then night then morn.
I knew that soon you would be gone,
I clasped your hand so warm in mine,
Soon we would be out of time,
To stay with us you fought so hard,
A million pieces went my heart,
Now a photo I look at to see your smile,
I keep your number on my speed dial,
A video I watch to hear your voice,
This I do.... I have no choice.,
But great memories I will always keep with me,
Your love in my heart for eternity,
I never got to say goodbye,
To understand why, I can but try,
Waiting in heaven from this moment on,
'Till god asks you to bring me home....
I love you Mom xxx
A special thank you to the person who is sponsoring this memorial page.
Alfred Jens Bentsen (1919 - 1999)
Pauline Barkdull Bentsen (1925 - 1986)
Edward Jens Matthews (1965 - 1982)*
Margo Lynn Bentsen Matthews (1946 - 2002)
Nancy Lee Bentsen Toomer (1949 - 1991)*
Wendy Ann Bentsen Smith (1955 - 2009)*
In Loving Memory Children Edward "Jens" and Tracy Lynn Loving Father and Loving Mother
Montpelier City Cemetery
Bear Lake County
Created by: tbeck
Record added: May 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53030378