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Alta Watson Matter
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1920
Alberta, Canada
Death: Jul. 17, 2001
Havre
Hill County
Montana, USA

From Havre (MT) Daily News 7/19/2001:

Matter was born Sept. 24, 1920 to George A. and Harriet Lucinda (Dille) Watson at Rosemary, Alberta, Canada. The family moved to Harlem when she was young and she was raised on the farm at Harlem and attended schools there. She graduated from Harlem High School in 1938.

In 1941, she married Ed Matter and they moved to Hogeland and farmed. In 1953, they bought a home in Havre so the children could attend school. She worked on the farm and raised the children.

Matter was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Catholic Daughters.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Matter, in 1967; granddaughter, Carly Matter, in 1995; great-grandson, Ryder Howie, in 2001.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann Stenske of Irvine, Calif., Kathy Oyen of Chino, Calif., Patty Schwan of Havre, Linda Bretzke of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Teresa Kjorvested of Polson; sons, Ed Matter, Jim Matter and Bob Matter, all of Havre, and Art Matter of Hogeland; sister, Gladys Pancake of Boise, Idaho; brother, Rex Watson of Hamilton; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

She was the grandmother of Whitney Schwan
 
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 Parents:
  George Albert Watson (1883 - 1958)
  Harriett Lucinda Dille Watson (1888 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward August Matter (1907 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Norman Albert Watson (1911 - 1997)*
  Floyd L. Watson (1913 - 1970)*
  Rex Owen Watson (1915 - 2002)*
  Gerald John Watson (1917 - 1984)*
  Lula Watson (1918 - 1921)*
  Alta Watson Matter (1920 - 2001)
  Lola Pearl Watson (1926 - 1997)*
  Mary Agnes Watson Colling (1927 - 1977)*
  Howard Dell Watson (1931 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Havre
Hill County
Montana, USA
Plot: Space 225 Block A 2
 
Created by: Bona Rae Villarta
Record added: Aug 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9278324
Alta <i>Watson</i> Matter
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Alta <i>Watson</i> Matter
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