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America Teresa Smith Matthews
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1951
Death: Jun. 19, 2010
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

The Gresham Outlook
Jun 23, 2010

Aug. 19, 1951 - June 19, 2010

Gresham resident America Teresa Matthews died Saturday, June 19, from leukemia at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She was 58.

A visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Gresham Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

America was born Aug. 19, 1951, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to Louis Rudolph and Eulalie (Venzen) Smith. She was raised and educated in St. Thomas, graduating from Charlotte Amalie High School in 1970.

On Aug. 30, 1972, she married Samuel A. Matthews in Groton, Conn. The family moved from Connecticut to Portland in 2004 and to Gresham in 2008.

America was a secretary for Loaves & Fishes Centers and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Walter Matthews in the Navy and Samuel Matthews II of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughters, Winona McGann of Gresham and Lydia Poole of Gresham; sisters, Dr. Yvonne (Verne) Gordon Henry of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Kathleen Smith Tyrell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Rosemarie Smith of St. Thomas, Idahlia Smith Stewart of New York, N.Y., and Edithmae Williams of New London, Conn.; brothers, Norman Smith of Norfolk, Va., Herman Smith of St. John, Virgin Islands, and Carl Smith of Barlington, S.C.; stepbrothers, Ralph Jones of St. Thomas, Edward Smith of St. Thomas, Franklin Smith of Catskill, N.Y., Dr. Dale Fahie of Miramar, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Willamette National Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
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America Teresa <i>Smith</i> Matthews
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