|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1946|
Hot Springs County
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 2009|
Ember "Lynn" Mathewson, 62, died peacefully at her home on Jan. 28, 2009.
A resident of Dallesport, she had lived in The Dalles area since 1981. She was a 30-year breast cancer survivor. She was born in Thermopolis, Wyo., on Nov. 12, 1946 to Barney and Helen Nielsen the third of four children. She resided in Meteesee and Thermopolis, Wyo. until her senior year of high school when she moved to Medford with her brother and sister. She graduated from Medford High School in 1965. She married Kenton Mathewson on Oct. 5, 1966. They had two children, Paul and Richard. The family moved to Colfax, Wash. in 1978, The Dalles in 1981 and Dallesport in 1988. In Medford she managed a business of four drive-up photo booths in three cities. In Colfax she was a bank teller and bookkeeper. In The Dalles she worked at Elf Help, Interior Elevator and Center for Living and was a fiscal officer at La Clinica in Hood River for five years. She retired in 2000 due to declining health. After retiring, she continued to volunteer in the community, at school functions and the PTO as well as becoming the president of the water board in Dallesport, where she presided over the drilling of a new well to enlarge the system. Friends and family say she liked people, was a friend to everyone she met and she was always willing to help anyone in need in any way she could. In 1985, the family "adopted" a baby boy named Craig Wilson, who became their third son. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and loved to spend time with them. She is survived by her husband Kenton, Dallesport; sons Paul, Thermopolis, Wyo.; Richard, Wishram, Wash.; Craig, The Dalles; grandchildren, Jordan, Selena, Cash and Cody; and brother Denis Nielsen, Puyallup, Wash. She was preceded in death by her father Barney, mother Helen, sister Connie and brother Gerald. A celebration of life was held at The Life in Christ Center, 3095 Cherry Heights Rd. in The Dalles at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31.
Created by: L. Renee Briggs
Record added: Feb 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34030992