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Iva May Verwolf Matthews
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Birth: May 22, 1925
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 2001
Gallatin County
Montana, USA

Iva May Matthews, 76, died August 11, 2001, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Iva was born to Tom and Dirkie (VanderWerff) Verwolf on May 22, 1925, in Manhattan, and she spent her childhood in Manhattan.

On Feburary 5, 1943, she married Merle Matthews, and they had 50 great years together before Merle died in July 1993.

She owned and operated the Shanty Café for many years. Upon selling it, she worked at Western Café, the Pines Café and at Restvedt's Meat Market.

During her retirement she enjoyed bowling and was an avid bingo player. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Iva was a loving and generous person and was well known for her friendly and outgoing personality. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by a brother, Pete (Betty) Verwolf of Paramount, Calif.; three sons, Dennis Matthews of Bozeman, LeRoy (Linda) Matthews and James Matthews, both of Livingston; grandchildren, Lonnie Matthews of Anchorage, Alaska, Leanne Landum of Florence, Ky., Dan Matthews of Livingston, and Jeremy Matthews; and two great grandchildren, Ashley and Trevor of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, George, Albert and Myrtle; and two sisters, Anna and Thelma.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Should friends desire, memorials in her name may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210.

Printed in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ~ August 14, 2001
Family links: 
  Thomas Verwolf (1893 - 1967)
  Dirkie VanDerWerff Verwolf (1899 - 1976)
  Merle James Matthews (1925 - 1993)*
  George John Verwolf (1917 - 1969)*
  Myrtle Verwolf (1919 - 1973)*
  Albert Verwolf (1919 - 1961)*
  Peter J Verwolf (1921 - 2005)*
  Anna Verwolf Hibbs (1923 - 1990)*
  Iva May Verwolf Matthews (1925 - 2001)
  Thelma Rose Verwolf Hotzel (1927 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Memorial Park
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
Created by: Joanne
Record added: Apr 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51543411
Iva May <i>Verwolf</i> Matthews
Added by: Joanne
Iva May <i>Verwolf</i> Matthews
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